Following the lead of a couple of popular reality TV programs, Sacramento Municipal Utility District(SMUD) recently held a tiny house competition. Teams from colleges around the state competed to build net-zero tiny solar-powered houses.  The competition was held at Consumnes River College in Sacramento, California. First prize went to the team from Santa Clara University….

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. US Businesses Embracing Solar Power Big US businesses are embracing solar power, according to new report A new report has placed a leading retailer at the top of U.S. businesses embracing solar power. The Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA)…

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Innovation meets modern architecture in another beautiful example of solar energy powered venues. The new home of the Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball team will be a 100% solar powered facility. 1.2 MW comes from roof mounted solar generation. Coupled with 11 MW from a nearby partner project solar farm, the entire facility will operate on…

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup Episode 7. US veterans build a greener future at home In a 2015 survey of post-9/11 veterans living in Orange County, California, many said they “were generally … U.S. Army veteran and co-founder of solar energy investment platform…

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup Episode 5. California Just Doubled Down on Fighting Climate Change An aggressive emissions bill commits the state to making deep cuts in emissions by 2030.     U.S. Solar Poised For ‘Unprecedented’ Growth Spurt This Year Growing 43%…

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup Episode 3. Apple Solar Panels Apple is covering its $5 billion ‘spaceship’ campus with solar panels — here’s your latest look – Business Insider Apple is covering its $5 billion ‘spaceship’ campus with solar panels — here’s your…

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The benefits from California’s new emissions targets continue to expand with more Californians(and beyond) set to benefit. Fossil fuel special interests will vilify cap-and-trade programs purely based on costs, without giving even passing notice to the positive outcomes. First, they passed legislation allocating $900 million already collected in the state’s carbon auctions to projects such…

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