Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. Elon Musk Unveils Shingles That Could Finally Make Rooftop Solar Sexy He said the new solar tiles are more visually appealing than traditional shingles or solar panels. “Over time, every house would be a solar house,” he said. “It’s…

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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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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. Solar Power Comes to Saint Lucia Island in the Sun: Saint Lucia Goes Solar The installation team prepare to install the final panel.     Cost-Competive Solar Power on the Way Cost-Competitive Solar Is Coming Soon to a Grid…

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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in the solar power industry. Stanford Solar Project Expansion Stanford’s solar expansion project moves ahead – Stanford University News Stanford’s solar expansion project moves aheadIn addition, more rooftop solar panels are being installed on campus. Sixteen additional campus buildings – including Maples Pavilion and…

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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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Solar panel installations in select states like California have reached a 15% adoption rate. A figure which several analysts believe is a tipping point that will spur even more consumers to take a hard look at renewable energy options. With installed costs dropping nearly 70% in the last decade while tax credits and other incentives…

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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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