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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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Ricoh Launches 100 Per Cent Sustainable ‘Eco-Board’ in London

Billboard powered only by wind and solar energy sets a new standard for responsible advertising across the globe Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the completion of an eco-board that will be 100% eco-powered, located on the motorway which runs from London to London Heathrow airport, the gateway to Europe, United […]

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BofA Merrill Lead $2.6 Billion Rooftop Solar Project Across 28 States

Rooftop solar generation takes a giant leap forward as a consortium of leading companies – Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Prologis and NRG Energy – announce an offer of a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office to help finance the largest distributed rooftop solar generation project in the world. The […]

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Google to finance 10,000 rooftop solar systems for US homeowners

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GT Solar Completes Expansion of its Sapphire Manufacturing Facility

State-of-the-art plant ramps to production in less than eight months.

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