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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.
Kandea Mosley stands in front of crowd.

Chevron checks in with six non-profits that received $1 million in grants

Two years after giving $1 million dollars in grants to six non-profits, Chevron California Partnership hosted an event Tuesday to show how the organizations have used the donation. Each organization presented a video of their...
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Richmond program installing solar panels with help of local labor

When Juan Lores delivered pizzas in the late 1980s, the area around Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street was so dangerous his manager wouldn’t let his drivers deliver there after dark. A lot has changed in...

Chevron announces $1 million in grants

Chevron announced $1 million in grants for six local initiatives in job training and science education on Monday. Recipients include the West Contra Costa Unified School District and Contra Costa College. “[We’re] happy to contribute...

Richmond offers free, discounted solar — but will residents bite?

Since July, the city has been trying to use more than $400,000 in federal stimulus funds to provide discounted and free solar panels for Richmond homeowners. The initial goal of the R3 program was to...

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.

Chevron grants $1 million to non profits, but city official wants more

Chevron split a million-dollar grant last week between five Richmond non-profits against a backdrop of city officials' efforts to obtain millions more from the oil giant through taxes.