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Builder to incorporate European influences in his homes - The News-Press

May 27, 2017 - 12:04am

The News-Press

Builder to incorporate European influences in his homes
The News-Press
It was really interesting to see especially the solar energy and wind energy." Beattie said the trip has given him great insights that he will use for future homes for his clients. "Now I know when they say certain things what they are thinking ...

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PSE offers customers new solar options - KING5.com

May 26, 2017 - 4:35pm

KING5.com

PSE offers customers new solar options
KING5.com
Puget Sound Energy has two solar farms customers can invest in. One is on top of a community center in Kingston. The Heath family pays $30 extra on top of their monthly bill toward the center's solar power, which off-sets the power of their Kenmore home.
Consumers Energy launches solar energy pilot programMLive.com

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Consumers Energy, SunPower collaborate on Michigan home solar ... - Electric Light & Power

May 26, 2017 - 10:12am

Electric Light & Power

Consumers Energy, SunPower collaborate on Michigan home solar ...
Electric Light & Power
Consumers Energy and SunPower are collaborating to offer a full-service home solar solution to 100 Michiganders.

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How to be more eco-friendly? 'It's not rocket science,' Greenfest participant says - Lexington Herald Leader

May 26, 2017 - 7:14am

Lexington Herald Leader

How to be more eco-friendly? 'It's not rocket science,' Greenfest participant says
Lexington Herald Leader
Since buying the house in 2009, Gumpert and her husband, Mark have added solar panels, planted native plants and vegetable gardens in the front yard, and built a chicken coop from recycled materials. They keep chickens to produce their own eggs.

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Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes - Daily Yonder

May 26, 2017 - 4:52am

Daily Yonder

Solar power brings light to some Navajo Nation homes
Daily Yonder
The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is installing solar panel arrays in homes that have traditionally been without electricity. They acknowledge that solar is not the answer to powering all homes, rather a step in the right direction.

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Solar savings: What might be state's first zero net community is going up in New Berlin - Muskego-New Berlin Now

May 25, 2017 - 2:25pm

Muskego-New Berlin Now

Solar savings: What might be state's first zero net community is going up in New Berlin
Muskego-New Berlin Now
NEW BERLIN - Ground has been broken on what is being billed as Wisconsin's first all-solar subdivision of energy-efficient homes. Work officially began on Tuesday, May 23, on homes that will cost $10,000 to $15,000 more than a comparable home, but with ...

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Made-in-IIT solar plant powers thousands of rural homes - Economic Times

May 25, 2017 - 12:07pm

Economic Times

Made-in-IIT solar plant powers thousands of rural homes
Economic Times
NEW DELHI: A solar plant of the size and cost of a centre table on your rooftop can insure your home against power cuts and halve your electricity bill. IIT Madras has invented such a ssolar rooftop installation -- smaller and cheaper than present ...

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Bring on the sun: Solar panels enables Scott Co. man to return electricity to KU - Lexington Herald Leader

May 25, 2017 - 9:38am

Lexington Herald Leader

Bring on the sun: Solar panels enables Scott Co. man to return electricity to KU
Lexington Herald Leader
The Newtown Pike homeowner completed the construction of a solar array that converts sunlight into electric current — enough to power his 2-1/2 story, 3,190-square-foot home. “I've been using zero watts from KU since we went online, and sometimes the ...

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Honolulu Hopes to See Solar Battery Permits Soon - Government Technology

May 25, 2017 - 6:34am

Government Technology

Honolulu Hopes to See Solar Battery Permits Soon
Government Technology
The permitting process should speed up after local solar industry representatives met with DPP last week about the permitting for Tesla Powerwalls, one of the home battery systems currently for sale, said Colin Yost, principal at Honolulu-based solar ...

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Empower Reveals a 'Unified Platform' for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems - Greentech Media

May 25, 2017 - 3:39am

Greentech Media

Empower Reveals a 'Unified Platform' for Home Solar-Plus-Storage Systems
Greentech Media
Power electronics maker Empower Micro Systems is aiming to make home solar-plus-storage simpler by cutting the amount of equipment that people need to install. Its new Genesys 8K modular smart home energy platform is made up of just two components ...

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Home improvement financing firm Renovate America cuts 108 jobs - The San Diego Union-Tribune

May 24, 2017 - 2:27pm

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Home improvement financing firm Renovate America cuts 108 jobs
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Renovate America, a San Diego provider of financing for solar and other home energy upgrades, said Wednesday it is laying off 108 workers. The job cuts stem from Renovate America trimming its contractor pool that regularly uses the company's financing ...

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Seminole co-op helps homeowners harness the sun's power - Orlando Sentinel

May 24, 2017 - 2:03pm

Orlando Sentinel

Seminole co-op helps homeowners harness the sun's power
Orlando Sentinel
As the cost of placing solar panels on a home's roof to power lights, AC and appliances continues to drop, solar experts say residents may feel intimidated in finding a reliable installer, navigating prices and getting a fair deal because of the new ...

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Can a Startup Compete With Tesla's New Solar Roof? - Greentech Media

May 24, 2017 - 1:45pm

Greentech Media

Can a Startup Compete With Tesla's New Solar Roof?
Greentech Media
GTM reporters and a slew of guest contributors have investigated the price, technology and necessity of Tesla's proposed integrated solar roof. Some have suggested it could change the way homes are built and powered. Others have claimed that it's just ...

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Fremont, Tesla's Hometown, Will Require New Homes to Have Solar and Be "EV Ready" - Builder Magazine

May 24, 2017 - 9:20am

Builder Magazine

Fremont, Tesla's Hometown, Will Require New Homes to Have Solar and Be "EV Ready"
Builder Magazine
The Fremont City Council is getting a head start on California's impending net zero energy plan by 2020 with a new law requiring new housing developments to install solar panels and wiring for electric vehicle charging stations. The size of the solar ...

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How and Why: Bio-solar House - AltEnergyMag (press release)

May 24, 2017 - 7:28am

AltEnergyMag (press release)

How and Why: Bio-solar House
AltEnergyMag (press release)
This Bio-Solar home of Soontorn Booyantikam can harvest 20 to 25 gallons of water per day, the air conditioning produces 8 gallons of condensation. Rain and dew also do not go to waste and gets collected from the roof, the amount varies from season to ...

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Consumer Reports Runs The Numbers On Tesla's Solar Roof - InsideEVs

May 24, 2017 - 4:00am

InsideEVs

Consumer Reports Runs The Numbers On Tesla's Solar Roof
InsideEVs
A 3,000-square-foot Solar Roof would then cost $73,500. Tesla announced an estimated cost at $21.85 per square foot, which would be $65,550 for the same example house. After using Tesla calculator for example homes in New York, Texas and California ...
Baker Electric Solar Reaffirms Clean Energy Leadership Position with a Full Complement of Energy Storage SolutionsPR Web (press release)

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Entire New Berlin subdivision to run on solar systems - WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

May 23, 2017 - 4:11pm

WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)

Entire New Berlin subdivision to run on solar systems
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Three local companies have joined forces to create a community of homes which will produce their own electricity. The parcel of land in New Berlin is the Badger State's first Net Zero community, meaning the electric use of every house erected will be ...

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Home Values With Solar Panels Much, Much Higher, US Midwest ... - CleanTechnica

May 23, 2017 - 5:11am

CleanTechnica

Home Values With Solar Panels Much, Much Higher, US Midwest ...
CleanTechnica
The US Midwest is known for its strong wind energy production. However, Midwest states are now known for their solar energy markets as well. Properties in this ...

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Home owner burned on solar panel investment - WBRZ.com - WBRZ

May 22, 2017 - 7:51pm

WBRZ

Home owner burned on solar panel investment - WBRZ.com
WBRZ
A promise of big savings on his electric bill convinced a man to make an investment into solar power, only to be burned when tax rebates never materialized.

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Tesla Launches Sales of 'Invisible' Solar Roof - Voice of America

May 22, 2017 - 2:08pm

Voice of America

Tesla Launches Sales of 'Invisible' Solar Roof
Voice of America
American technology company Tesla has launched sales of its new solar roof. The roof is made of glass tiles that can collect energy from the sun. The tiles were designed to make the roof look similar to those on traditional homes. Some of the tiles ...

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