CleanTech OC Daily - 6/26/12

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sullivan Solar Power, one of California’s largest solar power companies, recently launched the Chula Vista Solar Program, which resulted in 204,412 watts of solar power and provided 29 solar panels to three low-income houses in the city. The 29 participants received a total of more than $60,000 and, according to Sullivan Solar, “helped build a stronger solar community less dependent on nonrenewable resources like unreliable nuclear power and imported fossil fuels.”

Retired Chairman and CEO of Chevron, David O'Reilly, recently spoke at a conference hosted by The Hamilton Project, who has done extensive research on the natural gas boom. O'Reilly gave a brief overview of the energy landscape and tried to put the scale of the energy business in perspective. He noted that "The point is that all forms of energy have a role." - and natural gas is going to help lead the way.

Founded in 2007 and based in Milpitas, CA, Soladigm makes electrochromic windows, which change colors to reflect or absorb light when a low-voltage electrical current is applied. These windows can cut a commercial building’s air conditioning costs by up to 20% a year. Soladigm has raised another $55 million, bringing the company’s total funding to $125 million.

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