Long Beach solar energy
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) recently kicked off its “Solar Summer Tour” and is in the process of shining the light on its first-ever, fully functional solar water-heated mobile unit. The unit is visiting 22 locations throughout Southern California this summer.
Students grades 6-12 will race solar-powered model cars they have designed, powered only by the sun.
Sixty-nine teams from 19 different schools and organizations in and around Long Beach will compete in the Fifth annual Solar Grand Prix hosted by Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske.
Grid parity, the point at which photovoltaic electricity is equal to or cheaper than grid power, is achieved first in areas with abundant sun and high costs for electricity such as in California and Japan. (wikipedia)
After a successful event last year, Ameco Solar, one of California’s oldest established solar companies, again invites anyone interested in renewable energy to come learn more at their Solar 101 Workshop – ‘Solar Straight Talk’ on October 18.
Long Beach solar company Ameco Solar makes a commitment to be #1 solar resource for local homeowners.
Easy to navigate and designed with the conscious of a homeowner looking for Solar resources; Ameco Solar is proud to announce the launch of its new website – www.AmecoSolar.com.
A Long Beach Poly student races the team’s solar powered boat during the competition.
Last weekend, 15 students from Long Beach Poly High School competed against 40 other Southern California teams in the Metropolitan Water District’s Ninth Annual Solar Cup Boat Race Competition at Lake Skinner, located in Temecula Valley.
Ladies and gentlemen. Let the sun shine on your solar panels and start your quiet engines for the other “grand prix” in Long Beach.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, 140 teams comprised of over 500 Long Beach Middle and High School students will compete for top-spots in speed and design at “El Dorado Park Raceway” during the 2nd Annual Long Beach Solar Grand Prix sponsored by Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske and the 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce.
Thin film is lighter and has a smaller environmental impact than traditional solar panels
On September 20, 2010 Walmart announced that it would expand its renewable energy efforts through lighter, lower cost thin film solar technology.
Southern California Edison (SCE) will help its residential customers “follow the sun” with free classes on the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program and the incentives it offers to homeowners who decide to “go solar.”
At the free solar energy information classes participants will learn about:
Photo by JD Lasica
Southern California Edison (SCE) is holding a free solar fair in Long Beach to help connect residential customers who are interested in installing solar systems on their homes with contractors who can do the work.
Ed Begley, Jr., Author of "Living Like Ed: A Guide to the Eco-Friendly Life", supports the National Solar Tour.
The 5th District Solar and Sustainability Taskforce announced that the 2010 Long Beach Solar Tour is returning on Saturday, October 2 to educate the community about the benefits of solar technology.