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Solar Energy Has Big Apple Potential But New York Real Estate Entrepreneurs Haven't Seen the Light
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Solar Energy Has Big Apple Potential But New York Real Estate Entrepreneurs Haven't Seen the Light

New York developers have been reluctant to embrace solar, despite big cost savings and beautiful new designs. That creates opportunity for the bold.
Daniel Neiditch
Forget Solar Panels -- Elon Musk Wants to Build Solar Roofs
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Forget Solar Panels -- Elon Musk Wants to Build Solar Roofs

Tesla is getting into the roofing business. Well, sort of.
Cadie Thompson
This Firm Is Fueling Investors' Wallets and Desire to Do Good With the Power of the Sun
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This Firm Is Fueling Investors' Wallets and Desire to Do Good With the Power of the Sun

With savvy software, Wunder Capital aims to bring efficiency to financing the installation of solar energy systems.
Catherine Clifford
Under Tesla's Wing, SolarCity's Future Remains Uncertain
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Under Tesla's Wing, SolarCity's Future Remains Uncertain

With a tentative agreement to be purchased by its sister company, Tesla Motors, SolarCity is going all in on a strategy that some analysts say is ahead of its time: pairing solar systems with the automaker's energy-storage batteries.
SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla
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SolarCity Agrees to $2.6 Billion Buyout Offer From Tesla

The combined entity would sell solar panels, home battery storage systems and electric cars under a single brand.
Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight
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Facebook's Solar-Powered Internet Drone Takes Flight

Aquila, Facebook's lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona.
Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust
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Big Solar Is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

The success of large-scale solar has raised questions about the wisdom of continuing incentives for rooftop installations, which remain far more expensive than most other forms of electricity.
A Highway That Will Produce Power Instead of Roadkill
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A Highway That Will Produce Power Instead of Roadkill

Missouri hopes to have the first solar panel-paved stretch of U.S. highway before the end of the year.
Jason Fell
Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy
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Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy

The company might have plans to expand its farms even further to prepare for new projects, such as charging stations for the long-rumored Apple car.
Former Crowdfunding Site Turned Solar-Loans Provider Mosaic Raises $200 Million
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Former Crowdfunding Site Turned Solar-Loans Provider Mosaic Raises $200 Million

The announcement marks the largest funding to date for Mosaic, which in the last two years has grown into the nation's top loan provider for residential solar installations.
7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems
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7 Clean-Tech Companies That Solve More Than Environmental Problems

To get people to make a change, sometimes it needs to be more than the right thing to do.
Lydia Belanger
SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
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SunEdison Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The solar energy company is one of the largest non-financial companies to file for bankruptcy protection in the past decade.
Disney World Installs On-Brand Solar Panels in the Shape of Mouse Ears
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Disney World Installs On-Brand Solar Panels in the Shape of Mouse Ears

The new solar farm near Epcot spans 22 acres and joins a family of mouse-shaped environmental projects.
Lydia Belanger