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House panel approves bill to reduce solar power incentive - WHIO

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 11:08am

WHIO

House panel approves bill to reduce solar power incentive
WHIO
Indianapolis — A House panel has approved a bill that would eliminate much of the financial incentive for installing solar panels in Indiana. Solar energy accounts for less than 1 percent of Indiana's power, but utilities worry it could cut into ...

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Tesla to start accepting orders for solar roof tiles in April - Construction Dive

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 8:47am

Portland Business Journal

Tesla to start accepting orders for solar roof tiles in April
Construction Dive
The recent announcement by Miami–​based builder Lennar to bring a 180-home, master-planned community powered by an onsite, 443-acre photovoltaic system is just one development upping the ante when it comes to residential solar installments.
Are you ready to go solar?Portland Business Journal
Standard Solar Celebrates Solar Success with DC Department of General Services—Arrays Totaling Nearly 7MW on ...Business Wire (press release)

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IKEA Announces Solar Panel Roof Completion - Patch.com

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 6:53am

Patch.com

IKEA Announces Solar Panel Roof Completion
Patch.com
... homes yearly (calculating clean energy equivalents at www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator). For the development, design and installation of the new store's solar power system, IKEA selected REC Solar, a national leader in ...
Ikea powering Columbus store with 3546 solar panels on its roofColumbus Business First

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Home solar power company expands into Wisconsin - Milwaukee Business Journal

Solar Home News - March 29, 2017 - 5:09am

Home solar power company expands into Wisconsin
Milwaukee Business Journal
San Francisco residential solar power company Sunrun Inc. is expanding into Wisconsin, where it could create up to 50 jobs over the next year. Sunrun offers a variety of services to help buy and install solar equipment for homes, including financing.

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Racine County homes powered by the sun - Journal Times

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 11:32pm

Journal Times

Racine County homes powered by the sun
Journal Times
The solar panels installed on the south side of Rutkowski's garage roof help power both his home and the Chevrolet Volt he drives. Rutkowski said he pays an energy bill of $20 or $30 per month in the winter, and that We Energies pays him in the summer.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat? - One Step Off The Grid (blog)

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 6:31pm

One Step Off The Grid (blog)

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?
One Step Off The Grid (blog)
Last month, the Essential Services Commission (ESC) announced an increase to the minimum FiT to be paid to Victorian solar households. As of July 2017, an 11.3c FiT will apply to small renewable generators in Victoria that have less than 100 kW ...

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Bulk buy of solar panels means cheaper prices - Northern Star

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 1:42pm

Northern Star

Bulk buy of solar panels means cheaper prices
Northern Star
Lismore resident and solar home owner, Michael Qualmann is one of over 700 people already registered to attend a community bulk buy event. As a solar advocate and electrical engineer with three decades of experience in the solar industry, Mr. Qualmann ...

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Franklin County drops to 4th in Ohio for solar jobs - Columbus Business First

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 9:52am

The Denver Post

Franklin County drops to 4th in Ohio for solar jobs
Columbus Business First
Columbus' Franklin County was home to the fourth-highest number of solar industry jobs in the state, with 445, according to the Solar Foundation report. Cuyahoga County, home to Cleveland, Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati, and Summit County, home ...
Solar jobs in Colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016 - The Denver PostThe Denver Post

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Home furnishings giant completes another solar project - Chain Store Age

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 7:50am

Chain Store Age

Home furnishings giant completes another solar project
Chain Store Age
The solar panel installation is atop the retailer's future store in Columbus, Ohio, due to open in summer 2017. The 213,000-sq.-ft. solar array consists of a 1.21 MW system, built with 3,546 panels, and will produce approximately 1,447,700 kWh of ...
Lennar plans 180 homes in solar-powered master-planned communityConstruction Dive
South Asia Solar Pioneer Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd. to Announce Innovative Decentralized Renewable ...Business Wire (press release)
News that solar jobs are up in Ohio comes as bill weakening clean energy progressesThe Columbus Dispatch

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Lennar plans 180 homes in solar-powered master-planned community - Construction Dive

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 5:56am

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lennar plans 180 homes in solar-powered master-planned community
Construction Dive
Estimates put rooftop solar installations in use on more than 1 million homes last year, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association. That number is only expected to grow, with Department of Energy projections placing usage on up to 3.8 million ...
Rooftop solar could put money in pockets of Nevada customersLas Vegas Review-Journal
IKEA Completes One of Ohio's Largest Rooftop Solar Arrays on Future IKEA Columbus, Opening Summer 2017 as 2Business Wire (press release)
Indy Video: How do lawmakers plan to bring back rooftop solar?The Nevada Independent
News & Observer -Midwest Energy News -Madison.com
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How off-grid solar energy could connect sub-Saharan Africa - GreenBiz

Solar Home News - March 28, 2017 - 1:05am

GreenBiz

How off-grid solar energy could connect sub-Saharan Africa
GreenBiz
RMI's recently released report, "Energy Within Reach: Growing the Minigrid Market in Sub-Saharan Africa," describes the economics behind minigrids and compares them to the competing or complementary alternatives of solar home systems and grid ...

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Solar jobs in Colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016 - The Denver Post - The Denver Post

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 10:05pm

The Denver Post

Solar jobs in Colorado grew by 20 percent in 2016 - The Denver Post
The Denver Post
Colorado has quadrupled the amount of energy it gets from the wind and sun in recent years. By Danika Worthington | dworthington@denverpost.com | The ...
Solar jobs in Oregon, Washington County are boomingPamplin Media Group

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Rooftop solar could put money in pockets of Nevada customers - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 4:59pm

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rooftop solar could put money in pockets of Nevada customers
Las Vegas Review-Journal
But Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton, D-Las Vegas, questioned how the bill would help her constituents, the senior citizens living in mobile home parks who cannot afford to install rooftop solar. Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson, D-Las Vegas, said before ...

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Solar Power Is White-Hot, Generating Energy, Jobs And Savings - Hartford Courant

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 2:11pm

Hartford Courant

Solar Power Is White-Hot, Generating Energy, Jobs And Savings
Hartford Courant
Chris Lenda estimated that SolarCity has captured more than half of the state's residential solar market — which is decidedly bullish of late. More than 50 percent of the 22,742 Connecticut homes sporting solar panels — a total obtained from ...

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Famed Michigan Solar House set to make cross-state trip - WXYZ.com - WXYZ

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 12:57pm

WXYZ

Famed Michigan Solar House set to make cross-state trip - WXYZ.com
WXYZ
After being an exhibit for people to see, and walk-through, for more than a decade the famed Michigan solar house becomes a home.

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Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles - USA TODAY

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 11:17am

USA TODAY

Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles
USA TODAY
Questions remain about the efficiency of using tiles instead of panels, and about the cost. But there's no question that it would improve the look of homes compared to rooftop panels. If Tesla's SolarCity unit can come up with effective solar shingles ...

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Bowie 'WOW' House: Go Green With This Solar-Powered House - Patch.com

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 10:44am

Patch.com

Bowie 'WOW' House: Go Green With This Solar-Powered House
Patch.com
BOWIE, MD -- Looking to go green? This spacious house in Bowie may be just the solution, and at just a hair under $420,000, it's pretty affordable. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Cape Code on Shawmont Lane has solar panels installed on its roof ...

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Will Tesla's Solar Roofs Find a Market? (TSLA) - Investopedia

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 10:26am

Investopedia

Will Tesla's Solar Roofs Find a Market? (TSLA)
Investopedia
For example, an estimate by Consumer Reports puts the installed cost of a textured glass tile solar roof from Tesla at $73,500 on a 3,000-square-foot surface. For context, the average cost of installing solar panels on roofs in a standard U.S. home ...
Tesla Taking Solar Roof Orders in April: What We Know and What We Don'tMotley Fool
Tesla Inc (TSLA) Solar Roof Tiles to Go on Sale in AprilInvestorplace.com
Tesla To Start Taking Orders For Roofs With Solar CellsAuto World News

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Action 9: AG looks into multiple complaints against Mooresville solar panel company - WSOC Charlotte

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 8:37am

WSOC Charlotte

Action 9: AG looks into multiple complaints against Mooresville solar panel company
WSOC Charlotte
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Six customers complained to North Carolina's attorney general about Mooresville-based Power Home Solar and Roofing. They accused the company of shoddy work, unwanted calls or misleading them. “It's been a roller coaster,” ...

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Solar-powered Seattle home makes eco-friendly look good - Curbed

Solar Home News - March 27, 2017 - 6:03am

Curbed

Solar-powered Seattle home makes eco-friendly look good
Curbed
When it comes to green energy, this new Seattle home is totally tricked out. Built for the environmentally minded climate advocate (and designer of Microsoft Excel) Jabe Blumenthal, the ultra-insulated abode not only meets passive house standards and ...

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