Category: Solar Energy

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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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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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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Nevada Home Solar Customers May Face More Fees This Summer

A unanimous vote by Nevada's state senators will let utilities add a new fee for home solar customers while also extending the state's net metering term.
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California’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goals are Doable, Offer Big Benefits

An analysis of Gov. Jerry Brown's clean energy goal finds the state can easily reach the goal, and will save $50 billion a year while creating more jobs.
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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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