Month: April 2019

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Arvin Solar Companies, Arvin Solar Company

More States followed California’s lead in the aim of clean energy

While President Donald Trump tries to ease environmental regulations and shirk responsibility for climate change, at the state level, the wind is blowing a different way toward clean energy and the elimination of greenhouse gases from electricity production. A growing number of states are pushing — and passing — renewable energy bills. Instead of generating…
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Shafter Solar Companies, Shafter Solar Company, Kern Power Company Solar Broker

Kern Power Co. works to rid solar industry of unscrupulous sellers

Kern Power Co. is starting a public forum here! to hear from consumers about alleged abuses by unscrupulous solar providers.  We need for more attention to the solar industry and stronger consumer protections. In Kern County alone, we learned of more than 20 families victimized by fraudulent sales and marketing practices, predatory lending and financing…
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Frazier Park Solar Companies, Frazier Park Solar Company

INVESTMENTS: New acquisition of 150MW PV project in Kern County

The 150MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California from Clearway Energy Group has been acquired. The North Rosamond installation stands as the sixth solar generation facility in Kern County. Adding to our growing solar portfolio. California is a leader in renewable energy, and we Kern Power Company pleased to support their efforts by…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

BREAKING: Electricity’s rates in California are to go higher due to wild fires!

Pacific Gas and Electric monthly utility bills could rocket higher if the disgraced power company wins approval of a new rate increase to bankroll upgrades in the company’s gas and electricity systems, which have been linked to a catastrophic explosion and lethal wildfires over the past several years. “This proposal is outrageous,” said Mark Toney,…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

Report: US solar development activity steady in spite of Trump’s tariff impacts.

Despite the impact of Section 201 solar module tariffs, the US solar market has remained an attractive investment proposition, with a steady flow of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity throughout 2018, and robust demand expected for 2019 as the ITC-driven installation pipeline progresses.  Nonetheless, Section 201 – which placed a declining 30% tariff on imported…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use

Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings. The project is expected to produce…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

40 things you probably didn’t know about solar energy.

Fact 40: Clouds and pollution prevent the sun’s rays from reaching the earth. Fact 39: The sun is also the main source of non-renewable fossil fuels (coal, gas and petroleum) which began life as plants and animals millions of years ago. Fact 38: Solar energy has been used for over 2700 years. In 700 BC, glass…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

Solar panels are the new iPhone

In 1994, only 10% of Americans had a cell phone. And yet, in 15 short years, more Americans had cell phones than landlines. Electricity and telecommunications: parallel industries The electricity industry operates in much the same way today that the telecommunications industry operated 30 years ago. Your telephone company charged you a fixed fee for monthly…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

BREAKING: Scientist make going solar even more environmentally friendly.

Scientists are always looking for ways to make solar as efficient. Some of the most exciting research revolves around constructing thin, flexible solar options using organic solar cells. What are organic solar cells? An organic solar cell uses carbon-based materials instead of silicon as a semiconductor to produce electricity from the sun. One of the…
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Bakersfield Solar Companies, Bakersfield Solar Company, Kern Power Company

How many solar panels would it take to watch all of GoT?

With Game of Thrones  return for its eighth and final season, we at Kern Power Company began to wonder how much energy it takes to watch the entirety of the series. How much electricity does a TV use? The first question we need to answer is how much energy televisions consume. Electricity usage, expressed in…
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