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Solar panel rooftop startup Sungevity raises a whopping $125 million

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Turns out there’s investors out there still willing to put some big money into solar startups and solar projects — just not into the solar manufacturers right now. On Wednesday morning solar sales and marketing startup Sungevity announced that it’s raised a whopping $125 million in funding to grow its...
Solar panel rooftop startup Sungevity raises a whopping $125 million

10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

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India’s massive grid blackouts this month have been the subject of much debate and much concern — and from a clean power perspective, highlights a market where there is much opportunity. But there are actually a good deal of projects in India that are already focused on installing solar projects,...
10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts
The Next Solar IPO Will Be About Consumer Financing, Not Technology
A new big solar panel farm in the works in California
5 reasons why the off grid solar revolution will be driven by cell phones
How U.S. solar makers can break into China: JVs, pilots

Solar panel power is rocking it in the U.S. in 2012

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You might not believe it when you listen to political campaign speeches, or look at the balance sheets of solar panels makers, but solar panel power projects are rockin’ in the free world in 2012. Well, in the U.S. specifically. Installations in the U.S. of solar panels more than doubled...
Solar panel power is rocking it in the U.S. in 2012

Meet the next generation of air energy storage players

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Bill Gates and Peter Thiel are funding it. Power companies are interested in it. Young bright minds are working on it. So what is it? That would be the next-generation of a technology called compressed air energy storage, which sucks up air, compresses it on demand, and stores it in...
Meet the next generation of air energy storage players
Google invests in big South African solar project

Solar Mosaic Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Build Out Crowdfunding Site For Solar Projects

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Solar Mosaic, a startup that’s aiming to be the “Kickstarter for solar projects,” has been awarded a $2 million grant from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative. Solar Mosaic, which also goes by simply Mosaic, is building an online platform that facilitates crowdfunding of solar projects. Last...
Solar Mosaic Gets $2 Million DOE Grant To Build Out Crowdfunding Site For Solar Projects
Dept. of Energy throws millions at a startup trying to make solar energy mainstream

Panasonic forms new Eco Solutions unit, aims to be 'leader in green innovation' by 2018

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Panasonic has been touting its eco-minded efforts for quite some time now, but it's gone one step further at the currently-happening Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference. The company has announced the formation of a new Eco Solutions business unit, which will be focused on "end-to-end energy solutions" for the United...
Panasonic forms new Eco Solutions unit, aims to be 'leader in green innovation' by 2018
Japan: a beacon for weary solar makers

Why solar will thrive in India: coal is a mess

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India is struggling to add more electricity capacity for the country’s rapidly growing economy, but the domestic coal industry is an absolute mess, points out articles in the New York Times and the Economist this month. That situation means that India could possibly be one of the most high-growth solar...
Why solar will thrive in India: coal is a mess
Chart: The death spiral of solar bankruptcies (& counting)

Apple reveals big solar, fuel cell plans for data center

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A few months ago it was revealed that Apple planned to build a solar array for its massive data center in North Carolina. Now according to Apple’s latest environmental report (hat tip CNET), the company has disclosed that its solar project will actually be pretty sizable at 20 MW, and...
Apple reveals big solar, fuel cell plans for data center

Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?

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NRG Energy, one of the most aggressive power companies to invest in solar projects, is considering getting into offering leases for solar panel roof systems for home owners and businesses. NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane tells Bloomberg that it is something that they’re “looking at in a very serious way,”...
Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?

3 green technologies that could become disrupters (video)

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NRG Energy CEO David Crane says smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could cause disruptive change in the energy industry. [Read more]...
3 green technologies that could become disrupters (video)
Mosaic crowdfunds clean tech, opens platform to non-accredited investors

Azure Power’s rise in the Indian solar world

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After spending years in the U.S. acquiring an MBA and working at several tech companies, Inderpreet Wadhwa returned to his native India to build a solar power business. India is an emerging market for solar, and many residents have no access to electricity and blackouts can be common. Now his...
Azure Power’s rise in the Indian solar world
Lunar photos from NASA orbiter offer glimpse at remnants of the Space Race

Mosaic Prepares To Launch Another $100M In Solar Crowdfunding Platform

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Mosaic, a startup allowing people to invest in solar projects, announced today that it has received regulatory approval for its next wave of crowdfunding efforts in California, worth a total of $100 million in investment. The site opened to the public back in January with three projects that were fully...
Mosaic Prepares To Launch Another $100M In Solar Crowdfunding Platform
A debate emerges: are solar panels a commodity yet?

Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

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Similar to Lending Club or Prosper, Mosaic is a site that helps people who have a little extra money to invest find a fairly reliable return by helping others out with loans. But Mosaic is specifically focused on loans to solar developers, for projects needing smaller loans — say, $100,000,...
Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

US to make solar energy development on public land easier

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The west's Solar Energy Zones, highlighted in blue. DOE/BLM In the US, some of the best locations for generating solar power have been off-limits to development because they happen to be on federally owned land. Although the Department of the Interior has approved a number of utility-scale solar projects...
US to make solar energy development on public land easier

SunEdison looking to light up rural India with solar

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India has become a hot bed of solar activity, thanks to the country’s booming economy, the problems with the domestic coal industry, and the country’s strong solar incentives. And while many of the solar projects are being connected to the grid to generate power for cities, some companies are looking...
SunEdison looking to light up rural India with solar

Google closes in on $1 billion invested in renewable energy

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Google announced a $75 million equity investment in a 50 megawatt wind farm in Rippey, Iowa today. On its own, perhaps this announcement is dust in the wind to everyone outside Greene County. But this news is just the latest act in Google's continued renewable energy efforts—and it pushes the...
Google closes in on $1 billion invested in renewable energy
First Solar finds love in India

Solar Mosaic fully crowd funds its new solar projects in less than 24 hours

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On Monday Solar Mosaic officially opened up its solar crowd-funding site to residents in California and New York as well as accredited investors. And by Tuesday, the site had fully funded all three of the new projects that were made available to public investors, which will install solar panels on...
Solar Mosaic fully crowd funds its new solar projects in less than 24 hours
Google pumps $12M into African solar energy project
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