Faced with a liquidity crisis caused by the due diligence period associated with the proposed purchase by Tesla, SolarCity has secured major new funding from CitiBank to give the company room to continue normal operations.
A new solar power fact sheet and report were recently published by the Mercom Capital Group, a cleantech communications and research firm. Some of the key findings showed decreases in solar power funding, but there were some good signs too. Total corporate funding decreased to $1.7 billion for the second quarter, compared to the figure […]
Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product – the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. Others have tried this concept, with mixed results.
New figures from the US Energy Information Administration show that renewable electricity generation is surpassing levels from previous years in every month of 2016 so far, which comes as no surprise given that renewable energy dominated. According to the new figures provided by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), based on data through June, “Renewable electricity generation has […]
Solar power advocacy groups have negotiated an agreement with XCel Energy Colorado that does away with a monthly charge for rooftop solar and promotes time of day pricing for a more efficient grid.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. Two new studies conducted by Berkeley Labs have concluded that the median installed price of solar in the United States fell by 5% to 12% in 2015. The conclusions are part and parcel of the latest editions of two recurring “state of the market” reports published by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence […]
Originally published on sister siteEV Obsession. When a former co-founder of a game-changing company says great things, you know you are on the right track. In this case, it’s Steve Wozniak showering praise on Elon Musk and company. The Apple co-founder said last week Tesla is the “biggest disrupter” in the US auto market, speaking […]
European utility companies are forging alliances with solar panel manufacturers to sell integrated rooftop solar systems in Belgium and Switzerland.
A community in southwest Australia near Perth will become the first in the world to allow homeowners to trade rooftop solar power among themselves. The accounting is done by the same software that powers “bitcoin”, the virtual money platform.
Elon Musk envisions a new kind of rooftop solar system that integrates solar panels and battery storage to create individual mini-grids. Look out, utility companies. Elon is coming for you!