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Stimulus Money Creating Texas Projects

Evolution Solar Corp. — Numerous solar projects in Central Texas aregetting their share of stimulus dollars. More than 290 million dollarsfrom the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is headed forthe Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Of that, 52 milliondollars is slated for the Distributed Renewable Energy TechnologyProgram. To date, a little more


Save Money by Leasing Solar

Thanks to a new TXU Energy and SolarCity partnership residents of Dallas, Texas will soon have the option to lease a photovoltaic solararray to offset high-energy cost. Similar programs are in place aroundthe world, but in Texas where sprawling suburbs are common and airconditioning in the summer means sky rocketing fuel costs the potentialsavings for

Solar Money Train Rolls On: Clean Power Finance Raises $6.9M

Clean Power Financeannounced the first close of a $6.9M financing round co-led byClaremont Creek Ventures and Clean Pacific Ventures, along with SandHill Angels and clean tech investor Gary Kremen.    GaryKremen is the Chairman and founder of Clean Power Finance, aninteresting solar company.  CPF provides a standardized software toolthat lets solar panel installers speed up the

Solar energy for no money down!

TheIrvine (California) Unified School District (ISUD) has partnered withSunEdison and SPG Solar to install solar energy at each of itstwenty-one campuses. Purported to be the largest solar deployment for a public schoolsystem in California, and possibly the United States, the project willreduce Irvine’s school power bill  by 20 percent – a savings of $17million over

China: No Money, No Problem!

The media headlines are screaming “U.S. Won’t Pay China to Cut Emissions” and “US Rules Out Climate Aid to China.” Todd Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change (pictured right),made clear in a press conference yesterday (Day 3 if you are counting!)in Copenhagen that the war chest for the initial fast track funds beingconsidered

August: Two times more PV than the previous best month!

Numbers are in for kilowatt reservations for the month of Augustunder the California Solar Initiative. And the greenest green shoot ofrecovery I’ve seen that we have proof of is the solar industry pickingup. Certainly Sungevity experienced it’s strongest sales month ever,which is good news for all our new customers who are going to savemoney and

Green Stimulus funding opportunities for residences, businesses and states

Stimulus funding from Uncle Sam (blog.bioethics.net). TheAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment or Stimulus Act appropriated $3.1billion to the Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) toenable energy efficiencyand clean energy deployment across the country. U.S. DOE SecretarySteven Chu announced last week more than $162 million of this fundingwill be directed towards energy efficiency and renewable


How Much Impact Can the Feds Have on Solar?

The investment communityisn’t as bullish on federal grant and loan guarantee programs ascompany execs. At least one analyst expects the shipment of solarenergy equipment worldwide to fall 25 percent. It’seasy to opine about how the various government spending plans onrenewable energy – whether they are in the United States or China –will be a great