Tag Archives: green jobs

CEO of SMASHsolar Troy Tyler demonstrates his new product. Photo by Olivia Rempel.

Richmond company rolling out new solar panel design

Richmond-based solar-panel manufacturer SMASHsolar Inc. will unveil a new type of solar panel on Tuesday that is easier to install and will significantly cut down the time it takes installers to mount them onto roofs.
Volunteers with the non-profit Grid Alternatives install solar panels on a house in Atchison village, Richmond, in early March 2015

With increased demand for solar power, green job opportunities return

It is just shortly after noon on a Saturday, and the sun stands high over the historic Atchison Village in Richmond. Not a single cloud is in the sky. In its northwestern corner, a small...

RichmondBUILD boosts local green industry, but can’t carry economy

At 19 years old, Lela Turner found herself homeless, jobless and struggling. Two years earlier, the San Leandro High School graduate had tried working part-time at McDonald’s and attending Chabot Community College in Hayward. But...

Gavin Newsom to speak, Chevron to donate at Richmond green job training program

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and state Assembly Member Nancy Skinner will be featured speakers at Friday's RichmondBUILD Graduation ceremony.

Richmond leads the Bay Area in solar power wattage per capita

Richmond was recently awarded for installing in 2009 more solar watts per capita than any other large city in California.