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Another solar company in jeopardy  SunPower has lost a lot of money -- about half of what the Energy Department loaned the company SunPower scores $1.2 B federal loan  DoE approved 4 more solar energy loan guarantees. SunPower is building a 250-megawatt solar plant in San Luis Obispo County Google, Citibank invest in wind  Google s partnering with Citigroup Inc. to help finance the Alta Wind Energy Center wind farm in California's Tehachapi Mountains Total to buy majority stake in SunPower  French oil giant Total plans to buy a controlling stake in San Jose-based SunPower (SPWRA), dominant solar panel manufacturer   PG&E to test pipelines in M-n View, Antioch  Next month, PG&E will begin a series of pressure tests on its gas transmission pipelines, to insure the safety of its system Google invests $168M in solar energy  Google Inc. is investing $168 million in an alternative power project that aims to produce enough solar energy to light 140,000 homes Google invests in wind power  Google and a handful of other companies are investing in a proposed $5 billion network of underwater transmission lines along the East Coast SunPower to open plant
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SunPower buys solar rival ó and avoids Trumpís tariffs


April 2018 ... more > Top ^
Apr. 19   San Jose
  SunPower will buy SolarWorld Americas, in a sign of how the industry is reconfiguring itself to deal with the Trump's protectionist moves


year 2014 Top ^

Feb.5   South San Jose
  A debate is emerging over last April's sniper attack on a PG&E substation; a former regulator is calling it terrorism; the FBI does not believe


year 2011 Top ^

Nov.4   San Jose
Sep.30   San Jose
May.25   Google
Apr.28   San Jose
Apr.19   Mountain View
Apr.11   Google


year 2010 Top ^

Oct.12   Google
Apr.22   Milpitas
  One of the nation's largest solar panel manufacturers, will be adding 100 jobs and occupy a building on the campus of Flextronics
Feb.11   San Jose SunPower will buy SunRay  SunPower Corp. will buy one of its customers in Europe for $277 million, to build power plants across the continent Jan.8   Google Google establishes energy subsidiary  Its lawyers filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposing to 'act as a power marketer, purchasing electricity'

year 2009 Top ^

Apr.15   San Jose Boxer Seeks Energy Support  California Democratic Sen. told more than 50 CEOs that they need to go to Washington if they want to help improve U.S. health Apr.8   Applied Materials 1 local solar firm building, 1 scaling back  SunPower plans to build a power plant in Colorado; Applied Materials $1.9 billion solar equipment order had been scaled way back

year 2008 Top ^

Oct.10   Sunnyvale   Schwarzenegger Lauds Solar Parking Lot  Amid a solar panel-covered parking lot Gov. dedicated the two-megawatt solar power system at the Applied Materials May.30   San Jose Calpine rejects NRG offer, but leaves room  Calpine Corp. rejected an unsolicited takeover bid from rival power wholesaler as too low, but left the window open to a possible combinatio...

year 2007 Top ^

Nov.27   Google Google's big bet on renewable energy
  Google is earmarking hundreds of millions of dollars in developing renewable energy, as part of an ambitious plan to clean the environment Aug.27   San Jose Calpine Files Amended Reorganization Plan  The plan promises greater recoveries for investors than previously projected, and Calpine Corp. said it could emerge from bankruptcy soon

year 2006 Top ^

Oct.17   Google Google To Run HQ On Solar Power  The Internet search leader plans to convert its headquarters to run on solar power Aug.15   San Jose Calpine losses mount Jul.3   San Jose Calpine's 1Q loss widened to $589m
  Calpine is under bankruptcy protection. The revenue declined and reorganization costs mounted

year 2005 Top ^

Dec.20   San Jose Calpine Corp. Files For Bankruptcy
  Struggling power generator filed for bankruptcy protection as it grapples with more than $17 billion in debt
Nov.29   San Jose CEO Cartwright, CFO have left Calpine
  CEO Peter Cartwright, CFO obert D. Kelly have left the company in moves that will help financial challenges


year 2002 Top ^

Jun.21   South San Jose Power Plant Groundbreaking
  The controversial Metcalf Energy Center is due to come online in the summer of 2004


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B. 2018-04-19 SunPower buys solar rival ó and avoids Trumpís tariffs San Jose
2014-02-05 Attack on South Bay power station called 'terrorism' Metcalf substation, South San Jose
3. 2011-11-04 Another solar company in jeopardy San Jose
4. 2011-09-30 SunPower scores $1.2 B federal loan San Jose
F. 2011-05-25 Google, Citibank invest in wind Google
6. 2011-04-28 Total to buy majority stake in SunPower San Jose
H. 2011-04-19 PG&E to test pipelines in M-n View, Antioch Mountain View
8. 2011-04-11 Google invests $168M in solar energy Google
J. 2010-10-12 Google invests in wind power Google


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