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Here Are San Diego’s Solar Hotspots

San Diego’s one of the nation’s solar boom towns. The boom’s been most robust in northern communities away from the coast. Data released by San Diego Gas & Electric shows the county’s top rooftop solar meccas are east of Interstate 5 and mostly represent people who own their homes instead of renting. Read More →

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California Is Giving Poor Residents Solar Energy Using Polluting Companies’ Dollars

California’s fight against global warming is providing green energy to low-income residents — and polluting companies are footing the bill. As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, about $14.7 million raised from the Golden State’s cap and trade system is going toward an initiative by nonprofit Grid Alternatives to install solar panels on homes in disadvantaged neighborhoods for free. The program reduces energy costs for families that could use the help, while simultaneously lessening their environmental footprints. Read More →

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Low-income homeowners get free solar panels thanks to cap & trade

The spread of residential solar power has been largely a middle-class affair. A 2013 study by the liberal research and advocacy group Center for American Progress found that 67 percent of solar arrays installed in California went to ZIP codes with a median household income between $40,000 and $90,000. Wealthier areas accounted for almost all of the rest. Read More →

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California Tribe Installs Renewable Hybrid Microgrid

The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria is installing the first California Tribal renewable microgrid system this summer in Loleta, California. The Bear River Band’s new energy system is the only system of its kind combining wind energy, solar energy, and advanced energy storage. Read More →

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SolarReserve Receives Edison Award for Innovation in Energy & Sustainability

SolarReserve, a leading developer of utility-scale solar power projects and advanced solar thermal energy storage technology, has been named a Read More →

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SunEdison Partners With The City of Long Beach To Provide 2.5 Megawatts Of Solar Power

SunEdison, Inc., the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced an agreement to develop and install four solar power Read More →

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SolarCity Reports Revenue Loss as Costs Rise to Meet Demand

SolarCity Corp. reported a loss in the fourth quarter due to surging costs amid a torrent of installations trying to Read More →

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California’s Solar Industry Employs More People Than State’s Utilities

The California solar industry now employs almost 55,000 people, more than the state’s three major utilities — Pacific Gas and Read More →

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NRG Acquires Verengo Solar’s Northeast Sales and Operations Teams

What remains unclear is what the deal means for Verengo.  Will the company continue to be sold off in chunks? Read More →

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Rapidly Growing Market for Agricultural Solar Systems

Solar Is the Most Popular Form of Renewable Energy for Farmers and a Significant Source of Revenue for Solar 3D’s Read More →

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