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Couple powers newly converted home on wheels with bus-length solar roof - Inhabitat

March 16, 2017 - 6:28am

Inhabitat

Couple powers newly converted home on wheels with bus-length solar roof
Inhabitat
Modern technology is allowing an increasing number of people to travel without taking time off work. Internet, smart phones and laptops allow us to work remotely instead of wasting away in an office. Arkansas natives Zack and Annie (and dog Lola) are ...

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Proposed changes to solar power rules create controversy - Radio Iowa

March 16, 2017 - 2:06am

Radio Iowa

Proposed changes to solar power rules create controversy
Radio Iowa
“If the home is net metered, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or at other periods where the home's electricity use exceeds the solar system's output.” The Iowa Utilities Board is ...

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Solar power systems for the home on the Sustainable Living program - WMNF

March 15, 2017 - 2:07pm

WMNF

Solar power systems for the home on the Sustainable Living program
WMNF
Both our guests agree that now is the right time to install a solar electric system on your home. In Florida right now, solar electric is about ½ the price of conventional power and even the power companies are installing solar power plants. Jim and ...

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Solar-powered home was converted from a former school - Curbed

March 15, 2017 - 1:39pm

Curbed

Solar-powered home was converted from a former school
Curbed
We've seen our share of converted schoolhouses, but this new project in Leiden, the Netherlands takes it to another level. Not only were the original charms of the circa-1925 nursery preserved, but the 7,470-square-foot building now also boasts just ...

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How solar panels can impact your electric bills - Newsday

March 15, 2017 - 12:24pm

Newsday

How solar panels can impact your electric bills
Newsday
Photovoltaic or solar electric systems absorb the sun's rays and convert the energy into electricity. Along with lowering electric bills, real estate experts say, purchasing and installing the rooftop panels add to a home's value. The best candidate ...

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As prices drop, demand for solar picks up - Chesterfield Observer

March 15, 2017 - 9:54am

As prices drop, demand for solar picks up
Chesterfield Observer
Contractor Ronnie Hancock, left, with Buni and Bill Eagar at the couple’s Contractor Ronnie Hancock, left, with Buni and Bill Eagar at the couple's steel house off of Riverway Road, which includes solar panels on the roof. ASH DANIEL Charles ...

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Solar Energy In US: Could You Have A Solar Home? - International Business Times

March 15, 2017 - 9:32am

International Business Times

Solar Energy In US: Could You Have A Solar Home?
International Business Times
The U.S. saw a massive solar boom in 2016, more than 14 megawatts of potential power were brought on to the grid, bringing the total solar capacity of the U.S. to 42.4 gigawatts. To put those numbers in perspective, there are now 8.3 million homes ...

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How to See If Your Home Would Benefit From Solar - Popular Mechanics

March 15, 2017 - 6:50am

Popular Mechanics

How to See If Your Home Would Benefit From Solar
Popular Mechanics
The project aimed to show exactly where solar panels would be useful for people's homes by using heat maps of cities across america to determine what roofs get a sufficient amount of sunlight. At launch, Google only offered insights for residents ...
Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potentialEngadget
Google ranks San Antonio No. 4 for potential rooftop solarSan Antonio Express-News (subscription)
The US Has More Solar Potential Than We RealizedFuturism
Google -Google Blog
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Solar-powered Rotterdam home wraps around an olive tree - Inhabitat

March 15, 2017 - 6:20am

Inhabitat

Solar-powered Rotterdam home wraps around an olive tree
Inhabitat
Don't be fooled by this Rotterdam home's deceptively plain street-facing facade—the backside of the property reveals a strikingly sculptural home with a glazed facade that wraps around an olive tree. MVRDV designed the contemporary home, called Casa ...

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Solar-powered luxury home has curves in all the right places - Gizmag - New Atlas

March 15, 2017 - 5:39am

New Atlas

Solar-powered luxury home has curves in all the right places - Gizmag
New Atlas
Dutch firm MVRDV recently unveiled Casa Kwantes: a luxury pad that has a brick facade with few windows facing the street for privacy and a large curved ...
Solar-powered Rotterdam home wraps around an olive tree - InhabitatInhabitat

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Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential - Engadget

March 15, 2017 - 4:34am

Popular Mechanics

Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential
Engadget
A five kilowatt rooftop solar installation now costs just $12,500 on average after tax credits, and pretty soon, installing one might soon be a matter of re-tiling your roof. Whether it's right for you, however, depends in large part on how much sun ...
How to See If Your Home Would Benefit From SolarPopular Mechanics
San Antonio Top 5 in nation for rooftop solar potentialmySanAntonio.com
Project Sunroof - GoogleGoogle
Google Blog
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Could 'pay-as-you-go' solar electrify rural Africa? - GreenBiz

March 15, 2017 - 12:09am

GreenBiz

Could 'pay-as-you-go' solar electrify rural Africa?
GreenBiz
In a "pay-as-you-go" (PAYG) business model, a company essentially rents consumers a solar home system that comes with a battery, a charge controller, a solar panel, LED bulbs and a mobile charger. Basic systems have enough power to charge phones ...

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Solar Home in El Dorado Hills is charming and efficient | Folsom ... - Folsom Telegraph

March 14, 2017 - 11:05pm

Folsom Telegraph

Solar Home in El Dorado Hills is charming and efficient | Folsom ...
Folsom Telegraph
This solar home built by Meritage on nearly a quarter of an acre in El Dorado Hills has approximately 3,085 square feet that includes five bedrooms and ...

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Solar Home in El Dorado Hills is charming and efficient | Folsom ... - Folsom Telegraph

March 14, 2017 - 11:05pm

Folsom Telegraph

Solar Home in El Dorado Hills is charming and efficient | Folsom ...
Folsom Telegraph
This solar home built by Meritage on nearly a quarter of an acre in El Dorado Hills has approximately 3,085 square feet that includes five bedrooms and ...

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Google names Houston top US city for rooftop solar potential - Houston Business Journal

March 14, 2017 - 4:54pm

Google names Houston top US city for rooftop solar potential
Houston Business Journal
Google found that Houston has the most solar energy potential of any U.S. city with an estimated 18,940 gigawatt-hours of rooftop solar generation potential per year, according to its Project Sunroof data. The average U.S. home consumes 10,812 ...

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Solar firm Sunnova lands $80 million investment - Houston Chronicle - Houston Chronicle

March 14, 2017 - 3:11pm

Houston Chronicle

Solar firm Sunnova lands $80 million investment - Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
SunPower solar panels are seen installed on a new home being built at a Mertiage Home's community called Kingston Square on Friday, January 6, 2017 in ...

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Google's Project Sunroof Data: 79% of US rooftops analyzed are viable for solar – is yours? - Electrek

March 14, 2017 - 11:58am

Electrek

Google's Project Sunroof Data: 79% of US rooftops analyzed are viable for solar – is yours?
Electrek
Today Google updated its Project Sunroof with some pretty striking data on approximately 60 million buildings and the viability for Solar Panels to power them. According to the search giant, almost 4 in 5 US homes are viable for solar panels with over ...
Google names Houston top US city for rooftop solar potentialHouston Business Journal
Solar Potential Is A Shining Example Of Clean EnergyAndroid Headlines
Google's Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 statesVentureBeat

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Solar-Powered Home Wins Hollywood Architectural Competition ... - LA Canyon News

March 14, 2017 - 10:22am

LA Canyon News

Solar-Powered Home Wins Hollywood Architectural Competition ...
LA Canyon News
HOLLYWOOD HILLS—In February, architectural research group Arch Out Loud partnered with Last House on Mulholland (LHOM) to host a Hollywood house ...

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SVO arrests CEO JKEDA in solar home lighting systems scam, leaves other officers untouched - Kashmir Life

March 14, 2017 - 4:31am

SVO arrests CEO JKEDA in solar home lighting systems scam, leaves other officers untouched
Kashmir Life
Jammu: State Vigilance Organization (SVO) today arrested Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JKEDA) Shafat Sultan in a case of bungling in the procurement of solar home lighting systems. According to the ...

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This Rotating Blob is Actually a Solar-Powered Home - Builder Magazine

March 14, 2017 - 4:29am

Builder Magazine

This Rotating Blob is Actually a Solar-Powered Home
Builder Magazine
A winner of a "Hollywood" contest hosted by the Denver architectural research group Arch Out Loud has a strangely ironic view on the future of housing that is both beautiful and bleak. The beauitful part: a single-family home powered by solar that ...

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