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25 Cities That Have Gone Gaga for Green Building

by Josie Garthwaite on March 23, 2010

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Just nine metropolitan areas in the U.S. at the end of 2009 could boast the presence of more than 100 commercial and industrial buildings earning the Energy Star label for energy efficiency, according to the just-released list of the EPA’s top 25 cit… Continue reading

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Clean Power Prospecting: 3TIER Builds Out Online Energy Tool

by Josie Garthwaite on February 15, 2010

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3TIER, a startup based in Seattle, Wash., has a deceptively simple goal: Help accelerate renewable energy projects by providing access to reliable information. To do that, the company has just launched a new online “prospecting” tool, which lets us… Continue reading

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From Spandex to Solar: DuPont Poised for PV Growth

by Jennifer Kho on February 14, 2010

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Look at a solar panel and you might think of its manufacturer or installer, or maybe – if you’re a true solar geek – the company that made the cells inside the panel. But when Marc Doyle, global business director for DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions… Continue reading

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1BOG Bags $5M for Collective Solar Bargaining

by Josie Garthwaite on February 11, 2010

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Get yer solar — cheap! — by teaming up with neighbors and bargaining collectively with installers. That’s the service offered by San Francisco-based startup One Block Off the Grid, or 1BOG, which has just raised $5 million in its first round of v… Continue reading

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Solar Rally Cut Short by Europe’s Tariff Moves

by Kevin Kelleher on January 15, 2010

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For a while there, it looked like 2010 might be the first banner year for solar stocks since 2007. It still could be, although this week is showing that, if solar does make a comeback this year, it’s not going to happen with out some sudden and stoma… Continue reading

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SunRun Adds $90M From US Bancorp, Hopes for 2010 Solar Boom

by Josie Garthwaite on December 15, 2009

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Solar financier SunRun has high hopes for 2010. The San Francisco-based company, which provides homeowners with solar leasing options known as power purchasing agreements, has just announced a tax equity commitment of $90 million from US Bancorp to fin… Continue reading

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PV Industry Turns Corner, Starts Growing Again: Report

by Justin Moresco on December 7, 2009

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The photovoltaic industry has taken a hit this year, shrinking in size compared with 2008 as a result of the economic crisis, tight credit markets and changes in Spain’s generous incentive policy. The good news is that the PV industry has now passed Continue reading

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“Inventing disruptive manufacturing innovations is every bit as hard as inventing new materials,” says Frank van Mierlo, President and co-founder of 1366 Technologies. Solar power, if it’s going to compete on cost with coal and other fossil fuels… Continue reading

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Applied Materials Working on Slicing Solar Silicon for Less

by Jennifer Kho on September 21, 2009

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Solar panels are getting cheaper, and as prices decline, companies are looking for ways to reduce manufacturing costs to stay competitive. Here’s the latest innovation from Applied Materials: on Monday the chip and solar equipment maker announced two… Continue reading

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