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Home builder makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home - Electrek

Solar Home News - April 1, 2017 - 8:54am

Electrek

Home builder makes the Tesla Powerwall 2 standard in every new home
Electrek
Before Tesla acquired SolarCity, both companies were starting to work with home builders to incorporate their products directly in new homes. Since the acquisition, they joined their efforts to include battery packs and solar panels in new constructions.

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Sweet Home plans Solar Eclipse Run Aug. 19 - Albany Democrat Herald

Solar Home News - April 1, 2017 - 5:05am

Sweet Home plans Solar Eclipse Run Aug. 19
Albany Democrat Herald
City staff will also reach out to campers at the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville, Cheadle Park in Lebanon and the many Linn County campgrounds in the surrounding area to come to Sweet Home Saturday morning for the festivities.

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Turning a school bus into a home - ithaca.com

Solar Home News - April 1, 2017 - 2:13am

ithaca.com

Turning a school bus into a home
ithaca.com
Ever wish you could save money and be environmentally conscious all at the same time? Trumansburg resident Eli Shanks, 22, did just that by converting a former school bus into an off grid home that is solar-powered. Shanks is originally from Boston, Mass.

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Solar Panels vs. Gromdars—Battle of the Century, or No Contest? - The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 9:02pm

The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Solar Panels vs. Gromdars—Battle of the Century, or No Contest?
The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
Think about the people you know who have gone solar, the houses you've passed by with solar on their roofs, the stories of people feeling empowered by solar. My kids and I make a game of pointing out every solarized home as we drive around areas where ...

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How to keep on the sunny side of solar power - Houston Chronicle

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 8:57pm

Houston Chronicle

How to keep on the sunny side of solar power
Houston Chronicle
The cost of leased solar panels varies greatly based on the size of the home, but buying solar panels for the average sized home can cost $15,000. Depending on the system, and amount of sun, solar panels can cut electric bills by 50 to 70 percent.

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Bill Nye-backed startup is using particle accelerator tech to make ... - BGR

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 11:40am

BGR

Bill Nye-backed startup is using particle accelerator tech to make ...
BGR
After hitting more than $7 million in reservations as part of a Reg A+ equity crowdfunding campaign and getting a stamp of approval from celebrity scientist Bill ...

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Woman fought City Hall and won to install solar panels - Gaston Gazette

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 11:13am

Gaston Gazette

Woman fought City Hall and won to install solar panels
Gaston Gazette
Last year, a salesman from Power Home Solar and Roofing visited the Houston Street home Adamson lives in with her husband, Troy, and the couple's daughter. The family was swayed on the spot by prospects of producing less pollution, and the $18,000 ...

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TreeHouse Shines Light on Solar Solutions - Hardware Retailing

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 4:45am

Hardware Retailing

TreeHouse Shines Light on Solar Solutions
Hardware Retailing
One home improvement project more consumers are turning to is the integration of solar technology to power the home. And while big-box retailers may have solar products in stock, there is a lot of specialized knowledge required to get the job done right.

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Will energy efficiency be bigger than rooftop solar in the Southeast? - Clean Energy News (blog)

Solar Home News - March 31, 2017 - 2:07am

Clean Energy News (blog)

Will energy efficiency be bigger than rooftop solar in the Southeast?
Clean Energy News (blog)
It's easy to spot a solar home, but efficient homes are well camouflaged. So its no surprise that media and public opinion are focused on solar, particularly rooftop solar. But for our electric companies – and the many people who pay attention to them ...

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Missouri bill could change course of solar industry - fox4kc.com

Solar Home News - March 30, 2017 - 4:22pm

fox4kc.com

Missouri bill could change course of solar industry
fox4kc.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Those in the solar industry in the metro are keeping a close eye on legislation moving in Missouri. House Bill 340 made its way onto the House floor pm Wednesday. and is ready now for a final vote soon. If it passes, utility ...

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Solar-rooftop mandates must protect consumers from shady practices - San Francisco Chronicle

Solar Home News - March 30, 2017 - 3:19pm

San Francisco Chronicle

Solar-rooftop mandates must protect consumers from shady practices
San Francisco Chronicle
Homeowners who cannot pay up front for a solar system rely on loans, or long-term leases, that place liens on their property. Customers are told that they will be able to pay for it all through their energy savings. Too often, total energy costs go up ...

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Illinois adds solar jobs despite stormy forecast in Washington - Chicago Tribune

Solar Home News - March 30, 2017 - 8:48am

Chicago Tribune

Illinois adds solar jobs despite stormy forecast in Washington
Chicago Tribune
Installers add photovoltaic panels to the roof of a Lake Zurich home on March 28, 2017. Solar jobs in Illinois increased 6.7 percent in 2016, according to a new report. Employment in the state's solar industry is expected to grow another 5 percent this ...

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Ohio's renewable energy rules on the chopping block, again - cleveland.com

Solar Home News - March 30, 2017 - 7:26am

Patch.com

Ohio's renewable energy rules on the chopping block, again
cleveland.com
The legislation comes at the same time Seitz expects to benefit from a federal tax credit on his new home solar array and to sell the "renewable energy credits" the array will produce if electric utilities continue to have to meet the state's renewable ...
OH House Democratic Criticize New Energy BillPatch.com

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Couple to live in U-M tiny home completely powered by solar energy ... - Fox 2 Detroit

Solar Home News - March 30, 2017 - 4:55am

Fox 2 Detroit

Couple to live in U-M tiny home completely powered by solar energy ...
Fox 2 Detroit
A Michigan family will soon be moving into a tiny home completely powered by solar energy.

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Solar Energy Businesses Fear House Bill - OzarksFirst.com

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 7:49pm

OzarksFirst.com

Solar Energy Businesses Fear House Bill
OzarksFirst.com
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- You've likely seen them outside businesses or on top of buildings, maybe even in your neighborhood. Emily Wilson with Sun Solar sees solar panels everyday. But she's worried all of us might see fewer of these big flat batteries if ...

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Sunrun announces expansion of home solar services to Wisconsin - PV-Tech

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 3:45pm

PV-Tech

Sunrun announces expansion of home solar services to Wisconsin
PV-Tech
Sunrun claims to be the first national residential solar company to serve the Midwest US. Image: Sunrun. Lynn Jurich, chief executive officer of Sunrun, said: "We are excited to bring affordable clean energy solutions to homeowners in Wisconsin. We see ...

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Home solar power company expands into Wisconsin | FOX6Now.com - fox6now.com

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 2:48pm

fox6now.com

Home solar power company expands into Wisconsin | FOX6Now.com
fox6now.com
WAUKESHA -- San Francisco solar power company Sunrun is expanding into Wisconsin. The company could create up to 50 jobs over the next year. Sunrun ...
Sunrun announces expansion of home solar services to Wisconsin ...PV-Tech

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Home of the week has amazing views - Folsom Telegraph

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 2:31pm

Home of the week has amazing views
Folsom Telegraph
Sacramento Valley panoramic views highlight this two-story solar home perched atop a hill on a private half-acre lot in El Dorado Hills. Enter through the custom iron gate, past the rock wall to the soothing sounds of the koi pond. A formal living ...

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Home of the week has amazing views - Folsom Telegraph

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 2:31pm

Home of the week has amazing views
Folsom Telegraph
Sacramento Valley panoramic views highlight this two-story solar home perched atop a hill on a private half-acre lot in El Dorado Hills. Enter through the custom iron gate, past the rock wall to the soothing sounds of the koi pond. A formal living ...

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Trending: Should you install solar panels on your roof? - CT Post

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 1:59pm

CT Post

Trending: Should you install solar panels on your roof?
CT Post
Project Sunroof lets people search their home address and assess its solar potential. It also tells homeowners how much money they can save if they decide to go solar and how much it would cost them to lease or buy panels. Many Connecticut homeowners ...

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