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Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn’t working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.

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Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

In remarks prepared for the 2014 SLO County Economic Forecast Breakfast on Nov. 22, Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics said only San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Francisco and Bakersfield have gone positive when it comes to the pre-recession jobs peak.

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Topaz flips the switch: Massive SLO County project nears completion

By   /  Friday, August 16th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Topaz flips the switch: Massive SLO County project nears completion

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California Valley Solar Ranch construction heats up

By   /  Friday, October 12th, 2012  /  Real Estate, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on California Valley Solar Ranch construction heats up

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Building on Buffet’s $2B Topaz Solar Farm heats up

By   /  Friday, May 18th, 2012  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Building on Buffet’s $2B Topaz Solar Farm heats up

First Solar and Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Solar have started major construction on a 550-megawatt photovoltaic solar project on northern San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain. The $2 billion Topaz Solar Farms hopes to be the largest solar-electric plant in the world. The developers said the project will create about 400 construction jobs over the next Read More →

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Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2011  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Berkshire Hathaway buys Topaz project

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis Obispo County landed an endorsement from Warren Buffett on Dec. 7 when a unit of Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar.

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Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

By   /  Wednesday, December 7th, 2011  /  Green Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Buffett plugs into SLO solar farm

The 550-megawatt Topaz solar project in northern San Luis  Obispo County got a new owner on Dec. 7 when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced it was acquiring the project from Arizona-based First Solar. The price was not disclosed, but the project is expected to cost about $2 billion. After a lengthy permitting process, First Solar Read More →

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