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10 Fastest-Growing Solar Cities in California

February 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

While solar is blooming fast in many other states now, California's still the U.S. leader and continues to install solar at a rapid clip. There is actually hardly a country on earth with as much solar as is installed in California. PV Solar Report, "an authority on California solar market data," and SunRun, "the nation’s leading home solar company," recently released a list* of the California cities growing the fastest in solar power installations

Solar Leasing Comes to New York

November 3rd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

SunRun, “the nation’s leading home solar provider” and solar leasing pioneer, announced yesterday that it has expanded into New York. [&hellip

Sungevity, Rabobank Team Up with $75 million Residential Solar Leasing Fund

October 14th, 2011 | by Andrew

Pioneering one-stop residential solar systems provider Sungevity and Holland multinational Rabobank have teamed up to establish a residential solar fund that will support over $50 million of new residential solar lease projects around the US. Sungevity's been growing fast lately: monthly sales have grown 10-fold since January while employee headcount has tripled to around 300.

Solar Leasing Provides Power for Pennies

September 27th, 2011 | by Silvio Marcacci

Millions of visitors go to the Cincinnati Zoo every year, but the newest attraction isn’t the new baby giraffe – it’s a solar panel. More accurately, over 6,000 solar panels installed over the zoo’s parking lot, spanning an area the size of four football fields. The sheer size of the arrays is impressive, but not nearly as impressive as their price tag: absolutely nothing. The Cincinnati Zoo is the latest solar leasing success story, an innovative program that matches up investors with property owners who want to install solar but may not be able to afford the up-front costs. energyNOW! correspondent Patty Kim visited the zoo and SunRun, a San Francisco-based start-up to learn how solar leasing is generating power for pennies

With DoE, DoD Backing SolarStrong Aims to Double US Residential Solar Power Installations

September 8th, 2011 | by Andrew

SolarCity's SolarStrong project, which could double the number of US residential solar power installations, moved a step closer to becoming reality yesterday when Energy Secretary Stephen Chu approved a conditional commitment to partially guarantee a $344 million loan. Part of the SolarStrong project entails SolarCity working with leading US military housing privatization developers to install, own and operate as many as 160,000 rooftop solar power installations on as many as 124 military housing developments across 33 states,

Not Sold on the Residential Solar Trend?

August 19th, 2011 | by Brittany Mauriss

Not set on the solar trend? Blame it on the brain. The mind tends to assess issues within a limited set of parameters. Like a juggler, if too many balls get tossed around at the same time, chaos and confusion set in

Big Banks Inflate Solar Project Value to Boost Tax Credits

July 18th, 2011 | by John Farrell

Solar leasing has offered thousands of homeowners a “no money down” route to go solar, broadening participation in the distributed generation revolution. Unfortunately, this revolution has been co-opted by high finance. Big banks have been able to write off millions in taxes by over-reporting the cost of financed solar PV projects in what may be the country’s next banking scandal

Are You Taking Advantage of the Sun on This Summer Solstice?

June 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

On this 2011 summer solstice (the longest day of the year) in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought I'd break out of my normal, obsessive news coverage and commentary tendency to step back and reflect a little more than usual. Here on CleanTechnica, that means reflecting on the clear benefits of solar energy and the clear question I think anyone not yet hooked up to solar could be asking themselves, reflecting on today

Google Invests $280 Million More in Solar Energy, in California’s SolarCity

June 14th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Google announced today that it is investing $280 million in a rooftop solar power company, California-based SolarCity. Included with the announcement was the short YouTube video above. Of course, this is just the latest announcement of many demonstrating Google's tremendous investment and belief in truly clean, renewable energy

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