BYD Aims To Boost Job Opportunities In Lancaster


Electric bus maker BYD and a number of local groups, including the Jobs to Move America coalition and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union (SMART) Local 105, said on Monday that they have signed an agreement which will increase job opportunities for disadvantaged individuals at the company facility in Lancaster. BYD says it already employs more than 600 workers at its Coach and Bus manufacturing facility in the City of Lancaster.

BYD Rolls Out First Electric Bus In Lancaster


BYD said it rolled out an all-electric, long-range, 40-foot rapid transit bus in a ceremony at its factory in Lancaster, where it says it expects to build its clean energy electric buses. BYD had announced plans for the Lancaster factory last year. electric lancaster factory cleantech auto Chinese electric auto and bus maker BYD says it has rolled out its first, California-made electric bus, at a ceremony Tuesday with Governor Jerry Brown.


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BYD To Open Manufacturing Facilities In Lancaster


Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD said yesterday, along with the City of Lancaster, that BYD is opening up two new manufacturing facilities in the city. BYD says it purchased the former Rexhall Industries recreational vehicle manufacturing facility in Lancaster for its electric bus manufacturing operations; BYD is leveraging both the executive management of Rexhall and its current employees as part of the new factory expansion.

eSolar Unveils Lancaster Plant


Pasadena-based solar thermal technology developer eSolar has unveiled a Lancaster solar power plant this morning, saying that the firm's 24,000 mirror, 5-megawatt plant will provide electricity for more than 4,000 homes in the Antelope Valley. eSolar's site in northern Lancaster was built on private land, previously designated for heavy industrial use. Tags: cleantech edison california southern lancaster energy thermal solar esolar

Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing

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NRG Solar Officially Opens Largest Solar Plant in California


The solar plant--located in Lancaster--will officially open later today. cleantech lancaster plant energy photovoltaic solar Carlsbad-based solar energy developer NRG Energy announced this morning that it has cut the ribbon on what it says is the largest, operating photovoltaic facility in California. NRG said its new Alpine Solar Generating Facility will produce 66 megawatts of capacity, or the equivalent of 53,000 homes. The plant''s energy output is being sold to PG&E.

NRG Solar Starts Operation On Two Solar Plants


According to NRG, the two solar photovoltaic plants have a combined capacity of 40 megawatts, and are located in Lancaster and Kings County. solar photovoltaic energy plant lancaster cleantech power recurrent Carlsbad-based solar project developer NRG Solar , which is a subsidiary of NRG Energy, has opened up two new, solar energy plants in California.

Mate Fertility is aiming to create a franchise of fertility clinics open to everyone


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Effort To Punish China Might Hit LA Instead


According to a report from Wired, a provision in that national defense bill would block BYD , which manufactures electric buses in Lancaster, from the U.S. BYD supplies the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) with electric buses, and also employs hundreds at its Lancaster factory. BYD employs around 700 people in Lancaster.

Women Entrepreneurs Surge But Fight Their Demons

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But according to a recent book by Adelaide Lancaster and Amy Abrams, “ The Big Enough Company ,” based on years of helping women entrepreneurs, the road to success for women does involve its own unique set of demons. demons Amy Abrams startups women entrepreneurs Adelaide Lancaster businessWomen entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at approximately twice the national average for all startups.

Nexus eWater Gets $2.1M For Water, Energy Recycling Device


The company--which has offices in Lancaster, but is based in Australia--has created a device which takes greywater from homes, and both cleans that water for use in irrigation and captures heat from that water. The company says it it has already been installing its systems in pilot installs in Los Angeles and Pomona, including at the KB Home Double ZeroHouses in Lancaster and El Dorado Hills. Photo: the company''s systems in Lancaster).

Nexus eWater Gets NSF/ANSI Cert


San Diego- and Lancaster-based Nexus eWater , which makes a device which recycles grey water from residences, turning formerly wasted water into energy and water usable for irrigation and other non-potable uses, said it has received NSF/ANSI certification for its systems. The company''s technology was originally developed in Australia, but the company now has a demonstration install in Lancaster, and is hoping that homebuilders will offer up its product to residents in the future.

Simulations Plus Completes DILIsym Services Buy


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops simulation and modeling software, said Thursday that it has completed its acquisition of North Carolina-based DILIsym Services. The deal was worth $10M in cash, with an initial $5M payment and another $5M in earnout. DILIsym develops software for the simulation of drug-induced liver injury. Simulations Plus said DILIsym had revenues of just over $3M in 2016.

Simulations Plus Closes Cognigen Buy


Lancaster-based Simulations Plus , which provides simulation and modeling software for the pharmaceuticals industry, said Tuesday that it has completed its acquisition of Cognigen Corporation. The deal was worth $7.0M, including $2.8M in cash and $4.2M in stock. Simulations Plus said the deal adds 30 new employees to the company, and also is expected to add approximately $5.0M in revenues in the coming fiscal year. Cognigen was based in New York. The deal had been announced on July 23rd.

Simulations Plus Acquires Cognigen


Lancaster-based Simulations Plus , which develops simulation and modeling software for the pharmaceuticals industry, said late Wednesday night that it has acquired Cognigen Corporation , a provider of clinical trial data analysis software. Simulations Plus said it will pay $7M for Cognigen, split between $2.8M in cash and $4.2M in stock. Cognigen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Simulations Plus, and continue to operate under its own name.

Heliogen, Backed By Bill Gates, Idealab and Nantworks, Aims At Solar Thermal


The company's pilot plant is in Lancaster. Pasadena-based Heliogen , a clean energy startup which is backed by such notable investors as Bill Gates, Idealab and local billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong of NantWorks, says it has demonstrated for the first time, concentrated solar energy which exceeds temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius.

Simulations Plus Acquires DILIsym Services


Lancaster, California-based Simulations Plus , which develops pharmaceutical simulation and modeling software, has acquired DILIsym Services , a developer of drug-induced liver injury simulation software and related consulting services to the pharmaceutical industry.

BYD Facing Critics Over Labor Practices In LA


Electric bus maker BYD is on the defensive, after a recent report which says that BYD--despite huge fanfare over its creation of a bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster--employs less than 40 workers here, and has been under investigation for importing Chinese workers and paying them at less than minimum wage.

LA Metro Buys Electric Buses From BYD


BYD said the new buses will be assembled in Lancaster. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday afternoon that it has approved a deal to buy its first electric buses, from BYD Motors. The Metro said it will buy up to 25 new, all-electric buses as part of a $30M, clean air bus technology pilot. Chinese electric auto firm BYD recently opened up a Los Angeles area headquarters to head up its efforts in the U.S.

Long Beach, BYD Motors Cancel Electric Bus Deal


BYD--which has said it would be building its buses in Lancaster--has been stumbling a bit in its work with federal agencies, including running afoul of labor laws in hiring workers for its Los Angeles offices. Chinese electric car and bus manufacturer BYD Motors said Thursday that it has agreed to mutually terminate a contract with the Long Beach Transportation Company , for ten electric buses for the city.

eSolar Inks Another Solar Plant Deal


According to PG&E, it is building a 92 megawtt solar thermal plan, to be built near Lancaster, using eSolar solar thermal technology. Pasadena-based eSolar , the thermal solar technology developer backed by Idealab, has inked another solar plant deal here in California, this time with Pacific Gas and Electric. PG&E has signed an agreement with Alpine SunTower LLC, which is a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc.