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Net-zero solar powered tiny house could help ease city's affordable housing crisis (Video) - Treehugger

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Treehugger

Net-zero solar powered tiny house could help ease city's affordable housing crisis (Video)
Treehugger
Aiming to suggest one possible solution to a growing affordable housing crisis in Oakland, California, students from Laney College built this net-zero, solar-powered tiny home as part of a competition organized by the Sacramento Municipal Utility ...

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How to Choose a Solar Energy Company - Yakima Herald-Republic

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Yakima Herald-Republic

How to Choose a Solar Energy Company
Yakima Herald-Republic
Solar panels can lower your home or business energy bills while helping the planet and adding value to your property. That's why more Americans are turning to solar power. As a result, more companies are offering to install solar panels. So it is ...
Is it really worth getting solar panels to reduce the cost of future bills?Domain News
Australian consortium launches world-first digital energy marketplace for rooftop solarThe Guardian

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Livingston couple builds solar home, featured on DIY Network TV show - Billings Gazette

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Billings Gazette

Livingston couple builds solar home, featured on DIY Network TV show
Billings Gazette
“They made us hike to the top of our property four times” to get the shot they wanted from several angles, said Erica Lighthiser, whose family will be featured on a DIY Network show about homes built off the power grid. “My kids said, 'Not again!' “Now ...

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A lofty, passive solar home in Phinney Ridge - Curbed Seattle

February 23, 2017 - 12:39pm

Curbed Seattle

A lofty, passive solar home in Phinney Ridge
Curbed Seattle
This three bedroom Phinney Ridge home would already stand out for a gorgeous Northwest Contemporary inside wrapped in a Craftsman-inspired outside. But there's one more thing that kicks it over the top: a passive solar design. The house, designed by ...

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Couple builds dream solar-powered home on an awkward lot in Rotterdam - Inhabitat

February 23, 2017 - 5:29am

Inhabitat

Couple builds dream solar-powered home on an awkward lot in Rotterdam
Inhabitat
When it came time for Dutch architects Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman to build their dream home, they chose an extremely narrow plot of land in the city of Rotterdam. The plot presented a few challenges, which the pair overcame with a minimalist ...

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Sistine Creates Custom Solar Panels to Mimic Home Facades and ... - AZoCleantech

February 23, 2017 - 2:02am

AZoCleantech

Sistine Creates Custom Solar Panels to Mimic Home Facades and ...
AZoCleantech
Residential solar power is on a sharp rise in the United States as photovoltaic systems become cheaper and more powerful for homeowners. A 2012 study by ...

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SolarCity's Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies - New York Times

February 22, 2017 - 2:37pm

New York Times

SolarCity's Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies
New York Times
The installation of solar panels on a house in San Leandro, Calif. Once SolarCity customers sign up to lease a system, they will make payments to the company month after month for at least 20 years. Credit Thor Swift for The New York Times. SolarCity ...

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Home solar installations on LI decline in 2016 - Newsday

February 22, 2017 - 1:17pm

Newsday

Home solar installations on LI decline in 2016
Newsday
Home solar installations on Long Island declined about three percent in 2016 after four years of explosive growth, as another top company in the region exited the business. Last year, according to figures from PSEG, 10,776 residential customers opted ...

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NASA Announces a Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets - TIME

February 22, 2017 - 10:01am

The Sun

NASA Announces a Single Star Is Home to At Least 7 Earthlike Planets
TIME
By no means is life anything like a sure thing in the Trappist-1 system. For one thing, the planets are so close to their sun that they are almost certainly tidally locked, which means that they keep one side forever facing toward the solar fires and ...
Nasa announces discovery of entire solar system which could be home to alien lifeformsThe Sun
Here's what you should know about the newfound TRAPPIST-1 solar systemWashington Post
7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers SayNew York Times
Inverse -New Atlas -Daily Mail -NASA
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TECHNOLOGY: Solar startup sheds light on political donors ... - E&E News

February 22, 2017 - 6:38am

E&E News

TECHNOLOGY: Solar startup sheds light on political donors ...
E&E News
A California company used satellite and donor data to find out how rooftop panels break down among Democrats and Republicans. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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9 Tips to Make Installing Solar Panels at Home Easier - Greener Ideal (blog)

February 21, 2017 - 12:18pm

Greener Ideal (blog)

9 Tips to Make Installing Solar Panels at Home Easier
Greener Ideal (blog)
Installing solar panels for your home is a relatively new and popular kind of home improvement that's taking North America by storm. Solar panels boost the value of your home, and provide enough savings over time to pay for themselves –and yet so many ...

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UK energy storage startup takes on Tesla Powerwall 2 in home battery market - Teslarati

February 21, 2017 - 11:23am

Teslarati

UK energy storage startup takes on Tesla Powerwall 2 in home battery market
Teslarati
Energy storage is an essential link needed to make intermittent solar energy reliable. Batteries installed inside homes can store excess energy produced by panels during peak hours of operation. When combined with smart meters and digital technologies, ...
Tesla christens Buffalo solar factory 'Gigafactory 2', will finalize locations of Gigafactory 3, 4 and possibly 5 ...Electrek
Tesla's Model 3 and new solar roof are on track to arrive this yearYahoo Finance

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Francis Kere is the First African architect of Serpentine Pavilion - Ventures Africa

February 21, 2017 - 10:41am

Ventures Africa

Francis Kere is the First African architect of Serpentine Pavilion
Ventures Africa
Off-grid communities in Nigeria have relied on kerosene lanterns or candles for their energy needs, with many unable to purchase solar power systems outright owing to the high costs. Solar Home Systems offer an affordable and environmentally friendly ...

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Senator looks at renewable energy in home tour - The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)

February 21, 2017 - 10:02am

The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)

Senator looks at renewable energy in home tour
The Guam Daily Post (press release) (registration)
Telena Nelson, the legislative chairwoman on utilities, toured a solar-powered home on Guam capable of sustaining itself apart from the islandwide power grid. The tour was part of the senator's efforts to understand the technology and potentially use ...

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Solar Energy Rent to Own 'Pay as You Go' Program to Launch in ... - Yahoo Finance

February 21, 2017 - 5:28am

Yahoo Finance

Solar Energy Rent to Own 'Pay as You Go' Program to Launch in ...
Yahoo Finance
The New Program will Allow Millions of People to Finally have an Affordable and Reliable Form of Power LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 21, ...

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Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar - ABC News

February 21, 2017 - 3:56am

Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar
ABC News
In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours. Customers can even watch TV for a few hours. For Nigerian ...

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Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria - News & Observer

February 21, 2017 - 2:59am

Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria
News & Observer
The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better: In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours.

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Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria - Minneapolis Star Tribune

February 21, 2017 - 2:51am

Solar power lights up lives in Nigeria
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The founders of Dutch company Lumos knew they could do better: In Nigeria, for the cost of powering a small generator for two hours they offer enough solar power to light a house, cool a room with a fan and charge cell phones for about eight hours.

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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), Macy's Inc ... - Stock Market Daily

February 21, 2017 - 12:05am

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR), Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD), Macy's Inc ...
Stock Market Daily
First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) will disclose its three-month performance after the bell. Market expects the company to deliver earnings of 40 cents a share. Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) is scheduled to disclose its financial results before the market ...

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