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Widespread power shutoffs across the Golden State during peak wildfire season have spurred demand for what's called "solar-plus-storage" as a way for customers to keep their lights on. "Calling it an 'uptick' would be an understatement," said Barry Cinnamon, CEO of Cinnamon Energy Systems, a Silicon Valley-based solar company. Cinnamon said the level of inquiries has more than doubled and his ...

WASHINGTON - Calistoga, Calif., a city of some 5,300, lies tucked in the Napa Valley between wooded hills that state utility regulators classify as extremely susceptible to wildfires. The town was recently threatened by the Kincade fire and has endured several blackouts since the largest utility in the state, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), last year began a policy of shutting down power lines ...

Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into Tesla battery fires. The investigation covers all Model S and Model X vehicles manufactured between 2012 and 2019 and sold in the United States. In a letter sent to Tesla's legal department dated Oct. 24, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration demands that Tesla produce all documents that relate to "high-voltage ...

The job market can be a confusing place. If you believe the data, the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in decades. But, the experts s…