Tag Archives: california solar

SolarCity gets into the solar loan business

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As we’ve written about in the past, improved loan options will eventually win out over the solar leases that have become popular in the past few years. SolarCity recently announced that they are catching up with this trend with a new solar loan offer that is a departure from the power purchase agreement (solar lease) […]

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California laws will boost residential solar installations

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On the heels of Jerry Brown’s return from the U.N. Climate Summit in New  York, the California Governor signed a law to streamline rooftop solar installations. Assembly Bill 2188 puts some requirements in place that will require cities to establish expedited review checklists, allow electronic signatures and finish any inspections within five business days of a […]

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Top 10 Solar States Last Year

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A recent report by the Environment America Research & Policy Center took a look at the U.S. states that were driving the solar boom per capita in 2013. The states ranked as follows based on the cumulative per capita solar capacity at the end of 2013: Arizona Hawaii Nevada California New Jersey New Mexico Delaware […]

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Solar projected to be built on 20% of New Homes in California in 2013

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by Chris Meehan As SunPower prepares to install its 10,000th residential system, the company says that it anticipates that solar will be on 20 percent of all new homes built in California this year. That’s based on recent trends, like the doubling of solar on new homes between 2011 and 2012, renewedefforts through the California Solar […]

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