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Job cuts hit solar, beauty industries

By   /  Friday, September 2nd, 2011  /  Latest news  /  1 Comment

Two tri-county employers on Sept. 2 confirmed job cuts that could eliminate 260 positions. SolarWorld Industries America, the U.S. subsidiary of a major German maker of solar energy systems, said it is shuttering production at its Camarillo plant and cutting 186 jobs. Mentor Worldwide, a Santa Barbara-based breast implant maker that was acquired by Johnson Read More →

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Bringing light to the world

By   /  Friday, January 21st, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Bringing light to the world

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New backer for SLO solar project

By   /  Wednesday, December 1st, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on New backer for SLO solar project

A new financial backer is pursuing federal loan backing for the smaller of the two utility-scale solar farms slated for the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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SolarWorld announces new schools program

By   /  Thursday, September 30th, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on SolarWorld announces new schools program

SolarWorld, a German company with a plant in Camarillo, unveiled a program Sept. 30 that could put solar panels on schools without charging the schools for any of the up-front costs. The move comes a few weeks after the Oxnard Union School District passed over SolarWorld and picked SunPower, a San Jose-based company, to put Read More →

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