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This Clean Energy Home Loan Program Has Problems. California’s Trying to Fix Them

A decade after California became ground zero for what is now one of the country’s fastest-growing home loan programs, the state has Read More →

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Los Angeles is setting the PACE for the clean energy economy

California’s homes are being strengthened with clean technology – solar power to generate electricity and efficiency measures to do more Read More →

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U.S. solar industry battles ‘white privilege’ image problem

Solar power companies have an image problem—and they are beginning to do something about it. Despite a sharp drop in the price of solar panels and innovative financing plans that have brought the technology to many middle income households over the past decade, it is still seen as a luxury only rich, mostly white, consumers can afford. Read More →

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The Silicon Valley Idea That’s Driving Solar Use Worldwide

Silicon Valley has something to offer the world in the drive toward a clean energy economy. And it’s not technology. It’s a financing formula. In a region that spawned tech giants Apple Inc. and Google and is famous for innovators and entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, a handful of startups began offering to install solar panels on the homes of middle-class families in return for no-money down and monthly payments cheaper than a utility bill. Read More →

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Why Rooftop Solar Advocates Are Upset About California’s Clean-Energy Law

California’s aggressive push to increase renewable energy production comes with a catch for people with solar panels on the roof: You don’t count. If a home or business has a rooftop solar system, most of the wattage isn’t included in the ambitious requirement to generate half of the state’s electricity from renewable sources such as solar and wind by 2030, part of legislation signed in October by Gov. Jerry Brown. That means rooftop solar owners are missing out on a potentially lucrative subsidy that is paid to utilities and developers of big power projects. Read More →

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