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Photo of solar panels on roof of Juvenile Justice Center.

The County's solar systems have received awards and press attention.

Press and Awards


The County's renewable energy and energy efficiency projects have received attention from the press. Here's just a few of the articles:


Alameda County's Energy Program has been recognized nationally for excellence in energy conservation and renewable energy. Check out some of our awards:

  • 2009 Top 20 Green Power Partner, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recognizes top 20 U.S. organizations generating green power
  • City Solar Award, Northern California Solar Association, Most Total Watts of Solar, includes residents, businesses, and government facilities within County borders (as of December 31, 2007, awarded April 2009)
  • 2007 Crown Community Award, American City and County Magazine—Fuel Cell Project
  • 2005 & 2002 Green Power Leadership Awards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency & U.S. Department of Energy—On-site Power Generation
  • 2002 Challenge Award, California State Association of Counties (CSAC)—Energy Program
  • 2002 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, State of California—Energy Conservation
  • 2002 Flex Your Power Energy Award, State of California—Energy Conservation
  • 2002 Energy Efficient Building Award, Energy User News—Best Institutional Project: Santa Rita Jail