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I Never Realized I Need A Bluetooth Wallet

6 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When a new Kickstarter launches for an everyday item with (Bluetooth/NFC/WiFi/solar panels/CNC'd aluminium unibody — delete as appropriate) capabilities on board, I'm normally first in the line of jeering sceptics. But a wallet with built-in Bluetooth actually makes a lot of sense. Pass the Kool-Aid, please. Read more...

Google investing $300 million in SolarCity to finance 25,000 residential solar installations

Installing solar panels on your home just makes sense; they turn empty space into green power. One thing stopping some from taking the plunge could be the cost of installing a system, but Google recently announced big plans to help make solar more much more

Kenya Nomads strap Donkeys with Solar Panels for Mobile Batteries

K24TV | – “Shepherds in Kajiado county have devised an ingenious way of ensuring that that they make full use of the solar power in the county. The residents strap donkeys with…

SolarCity Creates Fund to Finance $750 Million in Residential Solar Projects with Investment from Google

SolarCity(R) (SCTY) has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with an investment from Google. The new fund will cover the upfront cost of solar panel installations for thousands of homeowners in...Show More Summary

The Eiffel Tower just got a wind turbine makeover

Two custom-designed, 'sculptural wind turbines' are now producing enough power to cover the famous tower's busy first floor while the retrofit has also included LEDs, heat-pumps and solar panels.

Google invests $300 million in SolarCity green energy project

Google is putting up $300 million as part of a $750 million SolarCity fund meant to encourage solar energy in homes in the United States. The fund, which was announced on Thursday, covers the cost of solar panel creation and installation so homeowners will have no upfront costs to dissuade them from going green. Show More Summary

SolarCity Creates $750M Fund For Residential Solar With $300M From Google

SolarCity, the solar power startup whose chairman is the seemingly ever-present Elon Musk, has announced a new $750 million fund created to help fund residential solar projects, including defraying the upfront costs of solar panel installation at homes in 14 different states across the U.S. Show More Summary

Google Joins With SolarCity To Help Homeowners Get Solar Panels

It may already be too late, and the effort too small, to make a significant difference to climate change, but it's still worth doing. If only we had legislators who tackled issues like this: If you to want to install solar panels onShow More Summary

Google & SolarCity partner on $750M fund for rooftop solar

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Solar installer and financier SolarCity announced on Thursday that it plans to raise a $750 million fund to invest in installing solar panels on the rooftops of home owners, and $300…

How Google And SolarCity Want To Make It Easier For Regular People To Have Solar Panels

This is Google's largest renewable energy investment to date. The post How Google And SolarCity Want To Make It Easier For Regular People To Have Solar Panels appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Google Is Paying Millions to Help You Switch to Solar Power

The search giant is investing $350 million in a fund to cover home solar panel installations

'The 100' creator: 'Nobody will guess' what the City of Light really is

The men seeking the City of Light on "The 100" were in for quite a surprise Wednesday (Feb. 25) when they thought they had found what they were looking for and instead found a field of solar panels and a drone to follow. Did Emori'sShow More Summary

Diesel Braces For An Avalanche Of Solar Water Pumps

Here's another twist on "diesel-killing" solar panels: SunEdison's sustainable business model for providing solar water pumps to small farmers Diesel Braces For An Avalanche Of Solar Water Pumps was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Y Combinator-Backed Bright Aims To Bring Solar Power To Mexico

Jonah Greenberger envisions Mexico’s rooftops covered in cost-effective, environmentally friendly, dark blue solar panels. The 28-year-old founder of Y Combinator-backed solar power startup Bright left his job working in fossil fuels at Chevron to work on lowering exorbitant energy costs for the people of Mexico. Show More Summary

Go Off the Grid With This Versatile Gadget Charger, Plus More Deals

If you ever go camping for long periods, or are worried about enduring a power outage, this Goal Zero Power Hub features a USB battery pack you can charge with either a hand crank or the included solar panel. Plus, an array of built-in LEDs allow it to operate either as a flashlight or a room-filling lantern wit the touch of a button. Show More Summary


SOLAR ADDS VALUE TO HOME PRICE Appraising Solar Energy’s Value; Solar Panels and Home Values Lisa Prevost, February 20, 2015 (NY Times) “New research sponsored by the Department of Energy shows that buyers are willing to pay more for...Show More Summary

Minister, solar’s (shrinking) quality problem is your job

Solar panel quality in Australia has been improving for years, despite the lack of a decent mandatory testing regime. If Greg Hunt really wants to finish the job, he's going in a strange way.

Financing A Solar PV System Can Save 30% Over A Solar Lease

Originally published on Cost of Solar. When it comes to the cost of installing and using a solar array for a home or business, is it better to own the solar panels or to lease them from a third party? Solar leases can be attractive due...Show More Summary

Your Bank Should Offer To Buy Your Rooftop Solar Output

Originally published on RenewEconomy. There are currently two things missing from the Australian solar market right now – a fair price for electricity exported from rooftop panels back into the grid, and a corporate customer base that could support large scale solar. Show More Summary

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