solar power

San Juan flips switch on solar power

The skies were clear and the sun beat down Wednesday, creating the perfect day for San Juan Water District to flip the switch on its new solar power system. The 794-kilowatt syste ...

Drive to recall Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler moves forward

Facing a fight for his political life, Placer County Supervisor Kirk Uhler used a budget meeting Wednesday to lash out at a Granite Bay group mounting a recall drive to remove him ...

Group puts supervisor in hot seat over solar ties

Supervisor Kirk Uhler’s status as employee of a solar-power business that has contracted with Placer County is getting some close scrutiny from a Granite Bay group threatening to ...

Solar power has this family off the grid

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on solar home design. Dick and Becky Myers wanted to do more than just add a few passive solar components to their new hom ...