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Fed guarantee helps BrightSource plan  BrightSource Energy won $1.37 billion in federal loan guarantees to build solar power plants in the Mojave Desert Firm to use grant for wind energy project  Primus Power will be using a grant from the federal government to help it store green energy being harnessed by the Modesto Irrigation District Rebates to jump-start energy upgrades  The city will give residents rebates to buy new refrigerators and make other energy upgrades, thanks to a $1 million federal stimulus grant Sungevity sells solar panels online  The startup is using software to cut the costs of ordering, procuring and installing solar panels, a process that can be unwieldy and expensive PG&E expands solar power plans
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2012-04-12 BrightSource kills IPO at last minute Oakland
2. 2012-03-23 BrightSource plans IPO Oakland
3. 2011-04-26 BrightSource plans $250M IPO Oakland
E. 2010-02-23 Fed guarantee helps BrightSource plan Oakland
F. 2009-11-26 Firm to use grant for wind energy project Alameda
G. 2009-09-18 Rebates to jump-start energy upgrades Berkeley
H. 2009-05-18 Sungevity sells solar panels online Berkeley
I. 2009-05-13 PG&E expands solar power plans Oakland

BrightSource plans IPO  BrightSource Energy Inc., the developer of solar-thermal power plants, is seeking as much as $182.5 million in an initial public offering BrightSource plans $250M IPO  The plan may advance its goal to use solar-thermal technology at generators with the equivalent capacity of 11 atomic plants Kaiser plans solar systems at 15 sites
BrightSource kills IPO at last minute


year 2012 Top ^

Apr.12   Oakland
  A solar power-plant developer whose first project won $1.6 billion in federal backing, abruptly canceled its initial public stock offering
Mar.23   Oakland


year 2011 Top ^

Apr.26   Oakland


year 2010 Top ^

Mar.30   Kaiser
  Health care giant plans to install solar systems throughout the state, together generating a maximum of 15 megawatts of electricity
Feb.23   Oakland


year 2009 Top ^

Nov.26   Alameda
Sep.18   Berkeley
May.18   Berkeley
May.13   Oakland
  PG&E and BrightSource Energy of Oakland signed the deal build the plants in the Southern California desert and sell the power to PG&E
Feb.28   Berkeley Berkeley starts solar program
  City program allows property owners to pay for solar panels through a 20-year assessment on their property taxes
Feb.11   Oakland Solar firm announces big contract
  BrightSource Energy will sell S. California Edison 1,300 megawatts of electricity from 7 large solar plants planned for the California desert


year 2002 Top ^

Aug.22   Vallejo Council voted to review power plant  Residents opposed to a power plant at the former Mare Island Navy base might try to recall City Council members Apr.29   Vallejo Solar panels on city buildings  The $3.75 million project includes replacing the roof of three city-owned buildings Mar.26   Oakland Power lines buried in Montclair District  After 17-year struggle PG&E crews removed 111 utility poles and more than 3 miles of electric wire

year 2001 Top ^

Sep.2   Benicia Air District approves Power Plant  102-megawatt cogeneration power plant has given preliminary approval from Bay Area Air Quality Management District Jul.10   Richmond   Refinery fined $300,000
  Chevron has agreed to pay fines for failing to meet air quality standards. 52 violations from 1998 Jul.2   Vallejo $2.5 million grant for solar farm  City has received a grant from the California Energy Commission to generate up to 1 megawatt Jun.5   Richmond Power plant plan yanked  City officials rejected 500-megawatt power plant to be built next to the Chevron refinery Apr.28   Martinez Resident received $9,700 PG&E bill  K. Long have a big house and a pool to keep warm. She was not charged for four months Mar.13   Oakland Man sues Pacific Bell  An Oakland man claims company unfairly has charged him $1.99 a month for WirePro Feb.13   Vallejo Vallejo to Cut Use of Power  City officials are decreasing monthly power consumption by 15%. They hope to eventually reach a 25%


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