Project News

Archive of articles about Cal Solar’s recent projects

Cal Solar Employees Explore Becoming Worker-Owned Co-op

California Solar Electric Company is featured on this season’s cover of BriarPatch Coop’s publication, The Vine. We appreciate working with BriarPatch, building their new photovoltaic solar energy system. It is a great match of cooperative values, community resources and sustainability. Included here are a few excerpts from the article that explain a bit more about the process we are engaged in as we examine the possibility of becoming a worker-owned cooperative. From The Vine: Cooperatives are enterprises that are owned, controlled, and operated for the benefit of the members, and are democratically governed on the principle of one member, one vote. In a consumer cooperative like BriarPatch, the voting members are the people who buy the goods from the business. A worker cooperative’s members are the people who work in the co-op, and are referred to as worker-owners. […]
September 29th, 2016|Categories: Company News, Project News|

BriarPatch Begins Solar Parking Lot Construction

Construction on the BriarPatch Co-op parking and solar project began May 19, 2016. Hats off to BriarPatch for being a community leader in environmental responsibility! The cooperatively-owned grocery store is installing an innovative 680-panel, 469,000-kilowatt photovoltaic solar array to run along the center of an expanded parking lot. It will be the largest such solar array in Nevada County. […]
June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Project News|Tags: , |

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply Installs California Solar Electric Co. Solar System

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply’s Grass Valley retail location is installing a commercial-scale solar system. The new system was designed by California Solar Electric Company, who will also handle the installation. “We are committed to sustainability and after a thorough evaluation, have selected California Solar as the right partner […]
December 10th, 2015|Categories: Project News|Tags: , |