California Prisons Go Solar as Part of Green Initiative


(12/18/2012)
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) recently announced that solar energy installations at four of its prisons are now operating at full capacity. The department began installing large solar arrays at its facilities in 2006, working with international utility company Sun Edison, based in Belmont, Calif.

Merced Announces Solar Powered Facilities


(01/25/2012)
Merced County has recently announced the commission of its new 1.4-megawatt photovoltaic array to power the county’s correctional facilities in El Nido, Calif.

County Expects $9 Million in Solar Savings


(08/23/2010)
Yolo County could save an estimated $9 million in energy costs following the completion of a one-megawatt solar installation that will supply power to the county’s justice center.

Alcatraz Goes Solar With 1,360 Panels


(04/12/2010)
The former federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island will once again play a role in removing harmful elements from the community after plans emerged for a solar energy system that will reduce carbon emissions from “the Rock.”