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3 Reasons Solar Will Soar in 2015

Solar Installation News - February 28, 2015 - 9:30am
Source SolarCity Corporation. Oil prices are down. Geopolitical concerns are subdued. Natural gas production is pouring in. And yet solar stocks continue to soar. Here are three reasons solar investors may
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SRP rate hikes hit solar customers hard

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 9:52pm
PHOENIX -- SRP customers are expressing their frustrations about a new rate hike. The increase of 3.9 percent affects everyone, but it hits solar customers especially hard. Even though most solar panel customers will be grandfathered in and won't see hikes for 20 years, the concern is for future customers and solar power in general. The Salt River Project Board of Directors approved the rate ...
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Greg Hunt takes aim at rooftop solar standards as industry boss calls for his resignation

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 6:36pm
The heavily subsidised solar industry appears set for a shake-up after Environment Minister Greg Hunt revealed his concern that 15 per cent of the 1.3 million rooftop systems in Australia are substandard.
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Greg Hunt takes aim at rooftop solar standards as industry boss calls for his resignation

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 6:35pm
The heavily subsidised solar industry appears set for a shake-up after Environment Minister Greg Hunt revealed his concern that 15 per cent of the 1.3 million rooftop systems in Australia are substandard.
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Google invests $300 million in fund for residential solar power

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 8:15am
Google Inc. is making another large investment in renewable energy, but this time average homeowners could be the ones reaping the benefits.
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Google invests $300 million in fund for residential solar power

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 8:12am
Google Inc. is making another large investment in renewable energy, but this time average homeowners could be the ones reaping the benefits.
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Leasing Option Now Available for Solar Plus Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 7:32am
The leasing market has been a boon for the solar industry, ramping up residential installations for the past several years and with continued growth expected for the near future. Now the folks at ViZn Energy Systems hope to spark that same success for the energy storage market. ViZn has partnered with equipment leasing and financial services firm LFC Capital Inc. to offer a leasing program for ...
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Vivint Solar Creates New Technology Team - Solar Labs

Solar Installation News - February 26, 2015 - 6:48am
LEHI, Utah, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems in the United States announced today that its Solmetric team will be fully integrated into the Vivint Solar operating structure and be known as Vivint Solar Labs. "We are pleased with the integration of the Solmetric team of engineers and staff into Vivint Solar Labs," said Greg ...
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SNL Energy Report Finds That Utility-scale Solar Has All-time Best Year with over 3.7 GW Installed in 2014

Solar Installation News - February 25, 2015 - 9:15pm
2014 bested the nearly 3.4 GW installed in 2013 by 10% and brought the U.S. to a total of 10.6 GW of operating utility-scale solar capacity, according to a recent report released by SNL Energy. (PRWeb February 25, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12544204.htm
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SolarCity and Google partner on $750 million solar fund, largest of its kind

Solar Installation News - February 25, 2015 - 7:09pm
SolarCity and Google are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects across 14 states -- including California -- and the District of Columbia, which the companies say would be the largest nest egg of its kind.
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SolarCity and Google partner on $750 million solar fund, largest of its kind

Solar Installation News - February 25, 2015 - 6:45pm
SolarCity and Google are teaming up on a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects across 14 states -- including California -- and the District of Columbia, which the companies say would be the largest nest egg of its kind.
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In the Time It Takes to Read This Story, A Solar Array Will Go Up Somewhere

Solar Installation News - February 25, 2015 - 10:29am
Solar is so cheap, the problem now is how to pay for it. Prices for panels are down more than 65 percent in five years, to less than 70 cents a watt. What's next? One word: financing.
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By the Time You Read This, They've Slapped a Solar Panel on Your Roof

Solar Installation News - February 25, 2015 - 4:35am
“Most scenarios fundamentally underestimate the role of solar power in future energy systems,” says the Agora report, which focuses on larger systems. In many cases, it says, "this can easily be explained by the use of outdated cost estimates for solar photovoltaics."  So when do these things start showing up around the neighborhood? The yellow is the cost of silicon, which continues to decline ...
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Mercom projects India's solar power installation for 2015 at 1,800 MW

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 10:57pm
Solar installations in India during the calendar year 2014 totaled 883 MW, down 12 per cent compared with 1,004 MW installed in 2013, according to Mercom Capital Group.
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How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 5:52pm
When homeowners or businesses install solar panels, state laws ensure utility companies pay for unused power that is routed back into the power grid - a practice known as net metering. Currently, 43 states and the District of Columbia have implemented net metering policies, some of which are more favorable than others, but all of which turn the power grid into a two-way street. The cost of ...
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First Solar Profit Nearly Triples

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 2:42pm
First Solar Profit Nearly Triples
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How regulators and legislators make it harder for you to use solar power

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 1:56pm
When homeowners or businesses install solar panels, state laws ensure utility companies pay for unused power that is routed back into the power grid - a practice known as net metering.
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Solar stocks could see a boost as more companies follow Apple

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 7:39am
Stocks of solar energy providers could get a boost as more companies follow Apple and sign up for long-term power contracts.
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Solar energy emerging as cheapest power source, report finds

Solar Installation News - February 24, 2015 - 1:12am
Solar is set to become the cheapest form of electricity production in many regions of the world following massive cost reductions.
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Is First Solar (FSLR) Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates in Q4? - Analyst Blog

Solar Installation News - February 23, 2015 - 2:18pm
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 earnings results after the closing bell on Feb 24, 2015.
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