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Crowdfunding Site Provides Capital for High-Impact Solar Energy Projects

Lack of access to financing can keep many otherwise worthy solar energy projects from being built in poor and underserved areas, but a solar crowdfunding site is helping to connect individual investors with solar energy businesses and working to bring affordable solar energy to communities around the world. — Full Story at Ecopreneurist —

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European Union Sets New Targets For Renewable Energy, GHG Emissions

At the last UN Climate Summit, participating countries agreed to arrive at the 2015 treaty meeting with concrete climate targets in hand that would be implemented no later than 2020. To get the ball rolling, the European Commission announced its goals last week. The EU set a new binding target to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

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The Future According to Mr. Clean Energy

Jigar Shah likes math. It inspires him. After all, crunching numbers allowed him to convince wary investors of the money-making potential of solar energy, allowing him to ignite an industry that was crippled by roadblocks. At that time, 10 years ago, he says, profit-hungry investors simply did not understand the extraordinary economic returns of green […]

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Partnership looking at sustainable construction

Northern Saskatchewan residents should re-think how they build and operate their homes. That’s the message coming out of the Prince Albert Model Forest board meeting. The non-profit organization is dedicated to finding and building sustainable communities while protecting Saskatchewan’s forests. With that in mind they invited local resident Thomas Porter to give a presentation to […]

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Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility

While the initial investment in infrastructure and technology for renewables may be high, the long-term benefits to our environment and well-being far outweigh these costs. Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual, every day. It is about changing […]

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Balfour Beatty commits to DOE Better Buildings Challenge to Reduce Energy

Company will leverage solar energy and green building initiatives to reduce energy consumption 20% across its housing portfolio. Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, a leading provider of property management, development and related real estate services for the multifamily, military, and student housing markets, today announced its participation in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge, […]

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Buy Green. Sell Stranded.

One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they’re solar panels, protective sea walls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them. This week the United Nations’ climate chief, Christiana Figueres, told Climate Desk that global investment in clean-energy technologies needs to reach $1 trillion per year by 2030 (a little […]

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Green building guru David Gottfried sells green home

How difficult is it to make a neglected 1915 home a green gem? In a forthcoming memoir, a green building guru describes how such a renovation can be stressful, costly and prolonged. David Gottfried wanted to “walk the talk” so about 15 years after co-founding the private U.S. Green Building Council, he set out to […]

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Indian school aims for energy self-sustainability

At a school in India’s southern state of Karnataka, power cuts often disrupt studies. And the lack of electricity access means that many pupils return home to unlit houses. But the Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya’s passion towards sustainability, including the establishment of environmentally-friendly buildings and an ongoing project to increase the use of solar lighting, have […]

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Integrys Energy Services Partners with Clean Power Finance for Solar Investments

Leading energy supply and services company uses the CPF market to further invest in distributed solar. Clean Power Finance (CPF) and Integrys Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), a leading Midwestern utility holding company, today announced the creation of a residential solar finance fund through the CPF Market®, an […]

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Ford Packs More Solar Power Storage Punch Into MyEnergi Lifestyle

Ford is showing off its new home solar power energy storage system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and if you’re wondering what an auto maker is doing in the home energy business, now’s your chance to find out. The new storage system, by Sharp, is part of Ford’s seamless home-auto MyEnergi Lifestyle® […]

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Solar Installation Through the Google Glass Lens

Michael Chagala, the Director of Information Technology at Sullivan Solar Power, has developed an app that allows solar installers to use Google Glass in PV system design and construction. We spoke with Chagala at last week’s U.S. Solar Market Insight event in San Diego, California. — Full Story at GreenTechSolar –

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SolarCity’s Foundation to Provide Solar-Powered Lighting to Schools Without Electricity

By giving light to one new school for each megawatt of solar power it deploys, Give Power Foundation will make clean energy accessible to schools around the world. Following the one year anniversary of the company’s initial public offering, SolarCity® (Nasdaq: SCTY) today launched the Give Power Foundation™ to build a cleaner, more sustainable future […]

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Facts and Myths Behind SolarCity’s 331% Rise

Though rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installations totaled just 60 megawatts (MW) in its recent quarter, SolarCity (SCTY) commands a market cap exceeding that of established, utility-scale PV leaders like Canadian Solar (CSIQ) and SunPower (SPWR). Despite its rich valuation, the San Mateo, California-based solar developer has started to successfully execute on a business model that […]

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A New Race For Solar

This fall, three new solar power plants came to life on large tracts of undeveloped, remote lands in the western U.S. Although solar, these three installations are huge when compared with familiar, traditional rooftop photovoltaic (PV) systems. Combined, these utility-scale power plants have the capacity to produce more than 800 MW of electricity, equal in […]

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Solar Way launches the solar powered candle for Africa

Solar Way announces its intention to seek global partners for Solar Powered Charging Station (SPCS) Innovative African Solar company launches Power Stix, the solar powered candle, at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona BARCELONA — Solar Way, the designer and manufacturer of solar powered products for charging and lighting, today announced from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, […]

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OneRoof Energy Brings Hundreds of Green Solar Jobs to San Diego

CleanTECH San Diego and Mayor Jerry Sanders joined OneRoof Energy at a newly solarized home to announce the creation of 100-plus new green jobs. OneRoof Energy is the first U.S. residential solar company to work directly with roofers to sell and install its systems. The nation’s demand for solar, rising sales and OneRoof Energy’s SolarSelect® Lease […]

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KYOCERA Supplies Locally Produced Solar Modules to Help Power San Diego’s Largest University Campus

Kyocera Solar, Inc. and the Associated Students of San Diego State University (SDSU) announced today the completion of a 355.9 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic energy system on the school’s campus, part of a student-approved plan to build a new LEED Platinum student union building. An inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 11 […]

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Dow Corning Introduces Solar Curriculum for Middle School Students

Dow Corning, a global researcher, developer and manufacturer of the silicon-based materials used in many renewable energy technologies, is introducing a new middle school curriculum focused on solar energy. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the Earth Day Network (EDN), the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and National Education Association (NEA), and introduces students in grades […]

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SolarCity Expanding to Hawaii with Cheap $60 Plans

Hawai’i homeowners and businesses, who pay some of the highest electricity rates in the U.S., can now pay less for solar electricity than they currently pay for electricity from the utility grid. SolarCity, Hawai’i’s first full service solar power provider, is now offering one of the most affordable residential solar options on O’ahu, allowing some […]

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