solar power

Homeboy headquarters. (Photo credit: Homeboy Industries)

East LA’s Homeboy Industries gifted with solar power modules

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The East Los Angeles Skills Center will be getting 20 solar power modules that will be used by Homeboy Industries and other groups in job training programs, a Bay Area company […]


President Barack Obama poses with a woman for a selfie photo after speaking at a Walmart store in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, May 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

At Wal-Mart, Obama praises steps on solar power

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women’s wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store in Silicon Valley on Friday to praise new steps by businesses and […]


Jeff Holland takes a picture of some of the 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors that reflect sunlight to boilers that sit on 459-foot towers Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 in Primm, Nev. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, sprawling across roughly 5 square miles of federal land near the California-Nevada border, will be opened formally Thursday after years of regulatory and legal tangles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows

PRIMM, Nev. (AP) — A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type […]


Mayor authorizes DWP to buy solar power from L.A. homes, businesses

(CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance yesterday giving the Department of Water and Power authority to sign contracts to purchase solar power from local providers to supply electricity to the rest of the […]



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