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4,000 Homes To Be Powered By Giant Solar Flag

You don’t see that headline every day; then again, there aren’t a great number of huge, creative, solar and plant-based national flags lying around. A giant flag made of about 2.5 million desert plants and many solar panels is going to be built in South Africa. It will be huge, covering about 66 football fields […]

January 7th

$34,000 Raised So Far By Community Solar Power Campaign

This is an update on a previous Solar Love article about the Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia Inc. (CORENA). The organization has a campaign to raise $5 million dollars by having individual citizens make small donations in order to finance the construction of a community solar power system. If 50,000 people donated $100, they would […]

January 5th

$117 Million Solar Funding Closed By SunEdison

Solar technology manufacturer and developer SunEdison has closed a second round of funding with Barclays and Citi. It will be for distributed generation projects in the United States. These projects will be in 12 states,  including Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Others are in New England, the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions. Once completed, they will […]

December 18th

Community Solar Power Gets Big Boost From First Solar

Originally published on Planetsave. There has long been a huge gap in the solar market, a gap between large, utility-scale solar projects and rooftop solar projects. It would be a disservice to numerous companies, organizations, citizen investors, and solar-supportive politicians to say that there has been nothing between those two installation types, but this middle […]

December 16th

Nearly 6,000 Homes To Get Solar Power In San Diego Area

The U.S. Navy and SolarCity have struck a deal to bring solar power to almost 6,000 homes in the San Diego area. The rooftop solar systems will be designed, built, and installed by SolarCity for Lincoln Military Housing, a private company that manages family housing for the military. The cost details were not revealed, but […]

November 19th

$13 Million Solar Investment In Hawaii By Patagonia

The outdoor gear and apparel company Patagonia will spend thirteen million dollars to help 1,000 homes in Hawaii get solar panels. Hawaii imports a great deal of oil to burn to generate electricity and electricity costs are very high. The solar panels aren’t only coming from Patagonia. Kina’ole Capital Partners and a Hawaiian bank are […]

November 7th

$15,000 Is Average Cost Of Home Solar Power In Massachusetts

The Boston Globe just published an article stating that the average cost of a small-scale solar system in Massachusetts is $15,000. Small-scale means home solar or solar power for a small business. Federal and state tax incentives, plus creative financing helped lower the costs there. The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), the Green Communities Division […]

November 3rd