New California Solar Record, Solarboxes In London… (Solar News)

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Here’s some top solar news from around the internet for your weekend reading pleasure.


London telephone boxes are being turned into “solarboxes.” (Planetsave)

California solar has hit a new power output record, and pretty late in the year! (Solar Love)

The state of New York is providing $750 million for a large solar factory from a little company known as SolarCity. (Solar Love)

Organic solar film startup Heliatek has raised €18 million. (Solar Love)

GRID Alternatives recently launched its Mid-Atlantic expansion with a noteworthy project in which it partnered with SunEdison and Habitat for Humanity. (Solar Love)

The Passive House Institute is now recognizing “net zero” and “net plus” homes. (Green Building Elements)

Speaking of… are net zero buildings the future of the commercial market? (Green Building Elements)

Munich may be the first “global city” or city with a population above 1 million to produce enough electricity from renewable energy sources to match 100% of its electricity demand. (Sustainnovate)

Tampa International Airport will soon have the largest rooftop solar array in the region. (Cost of Solar)

A new rooftop solar assessment tool could reveal the solar potential of every rooftop in your city… to a degree. (Cost of Solar)

IKEA is now selling solar panels in 8 countries. (Solar LoveSustainnovate)

Check out Part III of how SolarCity struggled to satisfy a Tesla customer. (Teslarati)

Falling solar prices are slowly giving birth to the solar aviation industry. (ABB Conversations)

Fighting global warming, btw, could be cheap… even free. (New York Times)

Solar power and wind power are creating big job growth in India. (Sustainnovate)

Similar to what we saw with mobile phone proliferation in the developing world, microgrids make clean energy accessible to the world’s poor. (Energy Transition)

A 2015 solar boat race in Monaco has been announced. If you want to join in, you have until November 1, 2014 to sign up. (Sustainnovate)

John Perlin discusses breakthroughs in solar power. (Green Building Elements | Green Building Elements)

Some thoughts on why people love solar power so much. (Sustainnovate)

6 reasons for the solar boom. Check ’em out. (Forbes)

A monologue on how big societal change comes about and the relevance for solar power. (Sustainnovate)

Humans are rather bad at seeing the future. Yet, a few do, and even then create it. (Sustainnovate)

Regarding the future, could we be seeing free solar panels in 20 years? (Solar Love)

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