The Current Solar Landscape: For Home Builders in Central California

California is one of the best places in the world for photovoltaic solar power. It has a high amount of solar exposure and some of the most expensive electricity.  Today, California generates more clean energy from solar than any other state and recently became the first state to require all new single and multi family homes to be constructed with …

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San Luis Obispo County could experience power shutoffs

PG&E Increases California Electricity Rates

PG&E announced Wednesday that it is closely monitoring an upcoming wind event next week that could force the utility company to shut off power across California. According to PG&E’s latest announcement, all but one of its nine California coverage zones have an “elevated” potential for a Public Safety Power Shutoff event on Sunday and Monday — including Zones 6 and …

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PG&E Considering turning off power for safety and implementing a Public Safety Power Shutoff

PGE Considers Electricity Shut Off For Fires

PG&E announced October 7th that its meteorological and operations teams in its Emergency Operations Center continue to monitor a potentially widespread, dry and robust wind event Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The event will impact northern, central, coastal, and Bay Area counties across much of PG&E’s service area. In response to this anticipated event, the National Weather Service has issued …

PG&E gets $373M Rate hike Approved by California Regulators

California regulators approve $373M PG&E rate hike

California regulators have approved a $373 million rate hike for Pacific Gas & Electric to pay costs related to a series of wildfires. The California Public Utilities Commission Thursday unanimously approved an increase that raises the average bill by $3.50 a month over 12 months. The station says the money is supposed to be used to pay PG&E’s costs for …