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Fremont to require solar panels, EV chargers in new homes - East Bay Times

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 4:21pm

East Bay Times

Fremont to require solar panels, EV chargers in new homes
East Bay Times
The council's action attempts to place Fremont at the forefront of California's goal of getting all new homes built to a “zero net energy” level by 2020. The size of the solar panel system mandated for both single-family and multifamily housing built ...

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This classic sci-fi solar system looks a lot like home - CNET

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 12:28pm

CNET

This classic sci-fi solar system looks a lot like home
CNET
The structure of the system, better known as eps Eri, includes planets and recognizable belts of debris like our solar system's asteroid and Kuiper belts, according to astronomers. The star is also similar to our sun but only one-fifth as old, which ...

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Google's home solar panel estimates launch in Germany - The Verge

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 9:21am

The Verge

Google's home solar panel estimates launch in Germany
The Verge
Google's Project Sunroof, which estimates whether homes get enough sunlight to switch over to solar power, is launching in Germany today. It's the first time Sunroof has expanded outside the US, where it finally reached all 50 states earlier this year ...
Google is helping Germans go solarEngadget

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Brazil's CPFL creates solar power company to sell home kits | Reuters - Reuters

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 7:27am

Brazil's CPFL creates solar power company to sell home kits | Reuters
Reuters
Brazil's CPFL Energia SA, the country's largest private power company, onWednesday launched a new firm called Envo with the aim oftapping the growing ...

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Brazil's CPFL creates solar power company to sell home kits ... - Reuters Africa

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 7:27am

Brazil's CPFL creates solar power company to sell home kits ...
Reuters Africa
SAO PAULO May 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's CPFL Energia SA , the country's largest private power company, on Wednesday launched a new firm called Envo with the ...

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This solar-powered converted train car can be your home for $675k - Detroit Metro Times

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 7:23am

Detroit Metro Times

This solar-powered converted train car can be your home for $675k
Detroit Metro Times
Draw backs, of course, include that the home has a single bedroom yet still costs as much as a mansion in Detroit. The house, located at 102 S. Bay Street in Northport has a $675,000 asking price. Of course, it is within walking distance of a marina ...

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Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to ... - Environment America

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 6:16am

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to ...
Environment America
In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new ...

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Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power - PennEnvironment

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 6:08am

Environment America and EnergySage announce partnership to help more Americans adopt solar power
PennEnvironment
BOSTON – In an effort to help more Americans research and adopt solar energy for their homes and businesses, Environment America and EnergySage announced a new partnership today. Environment America will encourage its members and the general ...

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SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations - Fox Business

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 1:37am

Fox Business

SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations
Fox Business
based SolarCity Corp. have adequately disclosed how many customers have canceled contracts after signing up for a home solar-energy system, the person said. Investors use that cancellation metric as one way to gauge the companies' health. Companies ...
Windermere residents install town's first solar-power systemWest Orange Times & Windermere Observer
Tesla shifts solar division goals to focus on profitability over MW deployedTeslarati
SEC investigates Bay Area solar power companies Sunrun and SolarCitySan Francisco Business Times
CleanTechnica -Wall Street Journal
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SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Solar Home News - May 3, 2017 - 1:33am

Wall Street Journal (subscription)

SEC Probes Solar Companies Over Customer Cancellations
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
... Commission is examining whether San Francisco-based Sunrun Inc. and Elon Musk's San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity Corp. have adequately disclosed how many customers have canceled contracts after signing up for a home solar-energy system, the.
Tesla shifts solar division goals to focus on profitability over MW deployedTeslarati
SEC investigating SolarCity and Sunrun over customer cancellation disclosurePV-Tech
Is Tesla Giving up on Solar? SolarCity's Door-to-Door Sales Division Abruptly ShutteredMotley Fool
Buffalo News
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Native People Offer a Solar Alternative to Fossil Fuels - KCET

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 10:24pm

KCET

Native People Offer a Solar Alternative to Fossil Fuels
KCET
At present, according to the Illinois-based solar company Straight Up Solar, a moderately large residential solar array of 9,500 watts capacity can power a typical home and provide enough extra electricity to charge an electric car that drives 1,000 ...

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Web Extra: Solar Farms in The Valley - Story | MyWabashValley - MyWabashValley

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 6:26pm

MyWabashValley

Web Extra: Solar Farms in The Valley - Story | MyWabashValley
MyWabashValley
Solar farms. What are they? How do they work? And what do they mean for local communities?

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United Power acquires former home of bankrupt Abound Solar - BizWest Media

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 12:12pm

United Power acquires former home of bankrupt Abound Solar
BizWest Media
Brighton-based United Power Inc., has acquired the former home of Abound Solar Inc. in east Longmont for $8.8 million. United Power will use the 130,117-square-foot building to better serve its customers in the immediate area. Courtesy W.W. Reynolds Cos.

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Indiana's governor just signed a law that will cripple the state's solar industry - ThinkProgress

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 11:53am

ThinkProgress

Indiana's governor just signed a law that will cripple the state's solar industry
ThinkProgress
Utilities contend that net metering is unfair to ratepayers who don't own solar panels. Rooftop solar owners get to sell their surplus power to the grid without paying for transmission lines or other infrastructure needed to deliver that power to homes ...
Indiana governor signs bill aimed at dimming solar incentiveMinneapolis Star Tribune
Solar LoopholeMyWabashValley
Hoosiers petition Holcomb to veto anti-solar billPV-Tech

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Solar symposium set for Saturday - Baraboo News Republic

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 8:45am

Baraboo News Republic

Solar symposium set for Saturday
Baraboo News Republic
Donovan will highlight his company's 2016 solar installation on the home of Leon and Jocelyn Miller, who reside between Baraboo and Reedsburg. “When we had a new house built on our property in Sauk County in 2009, we sited the house such that the ...

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How Storage & Solar will Create Smart Homes of the Future - AltEnergyMag (press release)

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 8:02am

AltEnergyMag (press release)

How Storage & Solar will Create Smart Homes of the Future
AltEnergyMag (press release)
The solar-powered smart home is not nearly as far off as many might think. As the solar industry charges through 2017, more and more companies are developing solar products with smart features and functionality. Ideally, these products will integrate ...
'Sweet spot': Battery demand tsunami tipped as consumers seek power price reliefThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Did Intelligent Space Aliens Once Live in Our Solar System? - NBCNews.com

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 7:37am

Newsmax

Did Intelligent Space Aliens Once Live in Our Solar System?
NBCNews.com
Was our solar system once home to an advanced civilization other than our own — perhaps one that predated humanity by hundreds of millions of years before being wiped out by an asteroid impact or some other cataclysm? There's no evidence for such a ...
Astrophysicist: Ancient Life in Our Solar System Not Ruled OutNewsmax

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TenneT and Sonnen target home photovoltaic for grid stability - Power Engineering International

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 2:59am

Power Engineering International

TenneT and Sonnen target home photovoltaic for grid stability
Power Engineering International
"We want to find out how we can reduce the waste of wind power by storing it in Sonnen batteries that we can access in the North while releasing power from solar energy stored at Sonnen batteries in southern Germany," said Urban Keussen, board chairman ...

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5 States With the Highest Solar Capacity per Capita - Madison.com

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 2:20am

Madison.com

5 States With the Highest Solar Capacity per Capita
Madison.com
California is by far the biggest solar state, with 18,296 MW of solar capacity having been installed through the end of 2016, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, enough to power 3 million homes. But it's not the top solar state per ...
Bill would open door for subscription-based community solar projectsPamplin Media Group
Hoosiers petition Holcomb to veto anti-solar billPV-Tech

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5 States With the Highest Solar Capacity per Capita - Motley Fool

Solar Home News - May 2, 2017 - 2:00am

Motley Fool

5 States With the Highest Solar Capacity per Capita
Motley Fool
California is by far the biggest solar state, with 18,296 MW of solar capacity having been installed through the end of 2016, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, enough to power 3 million homes. But it's not the top solar state per ...

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