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

1 hour 42 min ago

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

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Fox 2 Detroit

Couple to live in U-M tiny home completely powered by solar energy
Fox 2 Detroit
(WJBK) - A Michigan family will soon be moving into a tiny home completely powered by solar energy. The 660 square foot solar house was built by University of Michigan students and faculty, and has been on display in Ann Arbor for more than a decade.

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Solar Energy Businesses Fear House Bill - OzarksFirst.com

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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

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

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 ...
Solar installer Sunrun bets on the MidwestE&E News

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Home of the week has amazing views - Folsom Telegraph

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

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

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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House panel approves bill to reduce solar power incentive - WHIO

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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