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Editorial: emPower calls for a sunnier Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, November 4th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: emPower calls for a sunnier Santa Barbara

A revised emPowerSBC program for energy efficiency upgrades was unveiled in Santa Barbara County on Nov. 1.

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Editorial: To win green jobs, foster innovation

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

How can the United States compete in a game that’s rigged? That is the question facing the solar energy manufacturing industry in this country.

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Solar penny stock firm faces lawsuit

By   /  Friday, October 21st, 2011  /  Law, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Solar penny stock firm faces lawsuit

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Power-One docks outlook on Eurozone austerity

By   /  Tuesday, October 11th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Power-One docks outlook on Eurozone austerity

Power products company Power-One slashed its third-quarter outlook Oct. 11, causing stocks to sink 3.8 percent in after-hours trading. The Camarillo-based firm cut its outlook for third-quarter sales to the $240 million to $245 million range, down from its previous outlook of $265 million to $280 million. It said power conversion revenue was down about Read More →

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Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

By   /  Tuesday, October 4th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Transphorm gets $3.6M grant

Transphorm, the Goleta-based energy efficiency firm backed by $63 million from Google and other investors, has received a $3.6 million federal grant to improve solar panels. Transphorm’s technology uses a semiconducting material called gallium nitride to drastically reduce heat waste in electronic systems. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy went to Transphorm in Read More →

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Topaz Solar Farm stalls on financing

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Topaz Solar Farm stalls on financing

Construction has started on one of the massive solar energy farms on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain, but the other is stalled until a new buyer is found after a $1.9 billion loan backstop from the U.S. Department of Energy fell through. Dirt is moving on the California Valley Solar Ranch, a 250-megwattt installation Read More →

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1,000 area jobs in peril

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

By Stephen Nellis and Marlize van Romburgh on September 9, 2011 Nearly 1,000 jobs are either at risk or being cut in the Tri-Counties in manufacturing, medical device research and finance. On Sept. 1, Bank of America said it planned to sell or shutter its correspondent lending arm, imperiling as many as 700 jobs in Read More →

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