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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.


DOE Supports Project to Cut Silicon Solar PV Wafer Costs 50%

September 9th, 2011 | by Andrew

Aiming to drive down costs and make the US solar power industry more competitive, Secretary Chu finalized a conditional $150 million loan guarantee that will enable 1366 Technologies to continue developing its Direct Wafer solar PV manufacturing project


Pinhead-Sized Solar Cell Will Create Hundreds of New Green Jobs

July 27th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Solar start-up Semprius is on the verge of generating more than 250 new green jobs over the next five years with a new ultra-small solar cell that is half the size of a pinhead, called a high concentration photovoltaic cell. The company has just announced plans to build a new factory to make the cells in Henderson, NC, which has been struggling with an unemployment rate as high as 13.3 percent this year.


Prism Makes $1 a Watt Unique Solar Hybrid of Holographic Thin-film Strips AND PV

December 29th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Here is an innovation borne of the need to make solar modules that are more able to capture more sunlight in regions like New York (or Germany) that have relatively low level insolation. Normally that means that it takes more panels to make the same power, which means it simply costs more to make the same electricity in upstate New York than in the Southern California desert


Rooftop Solar = 4% of Sonoma County’s Power!

December 6th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

This is staggering. In just over six months; Sonoma County's Energy Independence Program has received 375 applications for more than $17 million worth of solar loans. Since Sonoma County went live with its PACE model of solar funding in March; applications have been pouring in daily, and the county intends to make loans indefinitely by packaging them as bonds. "There is no end in sight," said Amy Bolten, a county spokeswoman. "We think our program is just getting going." And this is in addition to the county's already very high solar adoption



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