SfunCube’s Emily Kirsch on Building a Solar Startup Haven in Oakland

The CEO of the solar startup incubator and accelerator discusses growing solar from the ground up, and how to make the solar industry more diverse.

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Now You Can Check Your Solar Panels’ Performance on Your Phone

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New Orleans Solar Gets a Helping Hand from City Council

One of the nation’s best solar cities, in a state most needing clean energy, the New Orleans city council just voted to strengthen its local solar industry.

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Test Drive Solar Panels with Sunmetrix’s Solar Savings Tool

A DOE-funded startup wants to help homeowners learn how much they’ll save from home solar by offering the chance to test drive solar panels before they buy.

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Window Street Financial Aims to Let the Fresh Air in for Solar Financing

The UC Berkeley-based startup wants to ‘eliminate the wall in Wall Street’ and make solar financing a place where customers know – and like – their lenders.

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Why is Energy Efficiency Stalling in the U.S.?

A recent survey by Harris International found a drop in energy efficiency efforts — fewer people are turning off lights, replacing old appliances, and more.

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SfunCube’s Emily Kirsch on Building a Solar Startup Haven in Oakland

The CEO of the solar startup incubator and accelerator discusses growing solar from the ground up, and how to make the solar industry more diverse.

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Get Ready for the Next Green Jobs Boom: Energy Storage Jobs

The solar industry is adding jobs at 10 times the national average. Now, with the rise of battery technology, energy storage jobs are about to follow suit.

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EnergySage Continues to Expand Its Online Solar Marketplace

Promising to make shopping for solar easier, EnergySage has landed more funding and expanding its online solar marketplace to new states.

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How Shared Solar is Giving People the Power in France

By contributing to the citizens’ fund and association Énergie Partagée, everyone can become a champion of the energy revolution — for example, by supporting shared solar energy from Normandy.

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Across the Pond, What’s the State of the U.K.’s Solar Market?

Despite a recent setback from a Conservative Party electoral triumph, the U.K.’s solar market has been booming lately, and all signs show room for more growth.

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Vancouver Ranks Last in List of Best Cities for Solar in Canada

Despite being the biggest city in the nation’s greenest province, Vancouver’s policies make it the worst city for solar in Canada, according to SPEC.

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