California Clean Energy Tour

Alta Wind Energy Center CleanWorld Sacramento BioDigester Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Electric Vehicles International The Geysers Geothermal Field Helms Pumped Storage Facility Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Mendota Bioenergy, LLC Playa Vista Elementary School Public Electric Vehicle Charging at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Santa Rita Jail UC Davis West Village
Alta Wind Energy Center
Alta Wind Energy Center is the nation's largest wind facility.
CleanWorld Sacramento BioDigester
Every day, 100 tons of food destined for landfill will be converted into energy.
Desert Sunlight Solar Farm
Desert Sunlight will be one of the largest solar photovoltaic projects in the world.
Electric Vehicles International
UPS deployed 100 all-electric EVI delivery vans that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and helping to protect the environment and public health.
The Geysers Geothermal Field
The Geysers geothermal field is the largest producer of geothermal electricity in the world.
Helms Pumped Storage Facility
Helms is Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s largest hydroelectric facility, and the largest pumped hydroelectric storage project in California.
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System
The Ivanpah project is on track to become the world’s largest solar thermal power plant.
Mendota Bioenergy, LLC
An innovative project to turn sugar beets into biofuel.
Playa Vista Elementary School
Playa Vista Elementary incorporated a number of sustainability building measures including roof-mounted solar panels, a geothermal heat exchange system, and reclaimed water for landscaping.
Public Electric Vehicle Charging at the South Coast Air Quality Management District
In the smoggiest region of the country, there is much to be gained by promoting zero-emission transportation made possible with easy-to-charge electric vehicles.
Santa Rita Jail
The smart grid system of the Santa Rita Jail integrates all of its on-site generation and advanced energy storage systems. It can power 100 percent of the jail’s electrical needs during daylight hours.
UC Davis West Village
Sustainable design of this UC Davis community will reduce reliance on cars, limit energy consumption, enable energy production, and contribute to a healthy environment.
 
Alta Wind Energy Center Clean World Biodigester Desert Sunlight Solar Farm UPS Truck Project The Geysers Helms Pumped Storage Facility Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Mendota Bioenergy, LLC Playa Vista Elementary School Public Electric Vehicle Charging Santa Rita Jail UC Davis West Village
 

Clean energy to fuel the future is being produced all over California

As the state’s primary energy policy and planning agency, the California Energy Commission tracks and supports projects that have made the state a global leader in clean energy technology. These projects range from the conversion of food and agricultural waste into biofuels and the adoption of all-electric delivery vans to the production and storage of renewable energy from wind and solar.

This site showcases the types of projects that are being used to help California meet its ambitious clean energy and climate change goals. More importantly, clean energy is helping to protect public health, create jobs and promote energy independence while increasing energy reliability and safety.

SEE LOCATIONS ON THE TOUR

Alta Wind Energy Center

Wind

CleanWorld Sacramento BioDigester

Anaerobic digester

Desert Sunlight Solar Farm

Solar photovoltaic

Electric Vehicles International

Electric vehicle manufacturing

The Geysers

Geothermal

Helms Pumped Storage Facility

Hydroelectric storage

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System

Solar thermal

Mendota Bioenergy, LLC

Biorefinery demonstration

Playa Vista Elementary School

Green school

Public Electric Vehicle Charging at the South Coast Air Quality Management District

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Santa Rita Jail

Smart grid/solar/wind/fuel cell/advanced energy storage/solar thermal

UC Davis West Village

Zero net energy mixed use, multi-unit housing communities