Category: Solar Trends

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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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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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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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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Solar is a Boom with No Bust, According to New Deutsche Bank Report

Cratering solar costs and skyrocketing demand means the solar boom is unlikely to end. So say the experts at Deutsche Bank in an exhaustive new solar report.
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How MIT’s Future of Solar Study Wants to Grow Solar – Without Subsidies

The United States needs to expand it solar capacity by about 2,000 percent, but net metering and the ITC aren't the right tools, says MIT's Future of Solar report.
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How the Sun is Finally Rising for Solar in the Southeast

A law signed this week by the governor of Georgia gives solar in the Southeast a solid boost, opening the market for third-party leases and a possible solar boom.
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The Dutch SolaRoad is Producing More Energy Than Promised

The 230-foot SolaRoad has produced more than 3,000 kilowatt-hours of energy since November — enough to power a single household for one year.
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