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‘Tesla Solar’ Has the Power to Educate and Transform Rooftop Solar

‘Tesla Solar’ Has the Power to Educate and Transform Rooftop Solar

‘Tesla Solar’ Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity Bloomberg Technology, June 29, 2016 Tesla Motors Inc.’s bid to buy the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer has little to do with selling cars. Rather, it’s about solving two of the biggest problems standing in the way of the next solar boom. And perhaps a good deal more. When

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The Contagiousness of Solar Power

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits. May 18, 2016 The recent rapid expansion of rooftop solar capacity in the United States has several well-documented causes, including falling system prices, generous (and extended) subsidies, and innovative financing schemes. But can these factors alone explain a boom that has resulted in year-over-year growth rates between 60-70% and has

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Hampshire College Goes Net Zero

Lisa Markowski for Zondits, January 24, 2016. Image credit: Earth Dispatch Hampshire College, a liberal arts school known for its innovative learning structure, is on to something else interesting. Its new campus center building has been designed with net zero energy (NZE) heating, cooling, water gathering, and self-sustained wastewater treatment systems that are expected to

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The Honda Smart Home – An Experiment in Efficiency

What It’s Like to Live in This Smart, Energy-Efficient Home of the Future Smithsonian, July 22, 2015. Image credit: HondaSmartHome The Honda Smart Home, completed last spring, is an experiment in efficiency. With 1,944 square feet of comfortable living space, the structure uses 75 percent less energy and three times less water than a typical

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SolarCity Sues Arizona Utility Over Electricity Rates

SolarCity sues Arizona utility, says new rates harm solar Reuters, March 3, 2015 SolarCity Corp on Monday sued Arizona utility Salt River Project over new electricity rates that the U.S. solar installer said penalizes residential customers who choose to put up solar panels. The action is the latest in a protracted battle between rooftop solar

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