Alameda County supervisors to hear appeal on controversial Altamont wind turbines

A proposed three-year extension of wind turbine permits by Altamont Winds Inc., which opponents claim could kill more than 1,500 birds over the next three years, will head to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on March 24.  
The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition has announced these winners in its 2015 contest to reward creative and technological approaches to conserving water in the San Mateo, Santa Clara and southern Alameda counties.  
 
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SolarCity, well-known for rooftop solar systems, is expanding to so-called microgrids, larger power systems that can be tapped by entire communities when the power grid goes down.  
 
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California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
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SolarCity launches community microgrids with Tesla batteries

SolarCity, well-known for rooftop solar systems, is expanding to so-called microgrids, larger power systems that can be tapped by entire communities when the power grid goes down. 
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Tesla February registrations in China tumble

Registrations of Tesla Motors Model S sedans in China fell 45 percent in February from the previous month, according to JL Warren Capital, in a sign that the carmaker's sales in the world's largest auto market remain weak. 
03/23/2015 05:52 AM PDT - A proposed three-year extension of wind turbine permits by Altamont Winds Inc., which opponents claim could kill more than 1,500 birds over the next three years, will head to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on March 24.  
 
03/17/2015 05:51 AM PDT - The Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition has announced these winners in its 2015 contest to reward creative and technological approaches to conserving water in the San Mateo, Santa Clara and southern Alameda counties.  
 
AP Photo/Courtesy SolarCity
03/25/2015 06:09 PM PDT - SolarCity, well-known for rooftop solar systems, is expanding to so-called microgrids, larger power systems that can be tapped by entire communities when the power grid goes down.  
 
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03/11/2015 03:19 PM PDT - First Solar and SunPower, the two largest U.S. solar-panel manufacturers, said their joint venture will own a stake in residential rooftop systems in addition to large-scale projects in California and Maryland.  
 
 
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Review: 'Stupid (expletive) Bird' is a (expletive) blast

San Francisco Playhouse presents Aaron Posner's adaptation/send-up of Chekhov's 'The Seagull' in a winning, creative production; it runs through May 2.