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SunLine Transit Agency Celebrates Earth Day with Free Bus Rides, Solar Panel Unveiling

The installation -- composed of 888 solar panels -- is expected to provide 266 kilowatts of power or 33 percent of SunLine's energy.<p>THOUSAND PALMS, …

If you have solar panels in Oakland, Prince might have paid for them

In the days since the death of music legend Prince, stories of his secret, wide-ranging philanthropy efforts are finally being told.<p>Two of Prince's major charitable endeavors were centered in the Bay Area: bringing solar panels to Oakland and helping young people of color learn how to code.<p>In an …

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Ikea starts selling solar panels again

Ikea has rebooted its solar panel offering with several ‘solar shops’ opening at stores across the UK this week as part of the retailer's renewed sustainability drive.<p>The flat-pack furniture expert will push sales of solar panels online and in stores in Glasgow, Birmingham and Lakeside this week …

10 Buildings That Prove Solar Can Be Beautiful

These structures generate their own power and incorporate photovoltaic arrays in creative ways.<p>The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed new legislation that makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to mandate solar panels (or solar-heating units) on all new residential and …

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Ikea Has Bright Idea To Sell Solar Panels In UK Stores

You can buy a couch, meatballs and solar panels all in the same store.<p>The store that sells every home good under the sun now also sells solar panels.<p>The company announced on Monday that it will sell and install solar panels in the United Kingdom.<p>Three stores, in Glasgow, Birmingham and Lakeside, …

Will San Francisco's Solar Panel Mandate Increase Housing Costs?

San Francisco has some of the nation’s highest housing prices, whether one is looking at median home values or median rents. One reason for this, among many, is the city’s rigorous approval process for new housing projects, which increases costs for developers. On April 19, the city added another …

These States Don't Want You to Get Solar Power

High legal barriers in 10 states make it especially difficult to put solar panels on rooftops.<p>A lot has been said already about the success of the states that are leading the adoption of solar energy. There’s plenty to celebrate, as solar installations smash records and as the industry grows 12 …

Vivint Solar's Chief Executive to Leave

Vivint Solar said Chief Executive Greg Butterfield is stepping down, nearly two months after the solar panel installer terminated a deal to be …

Solar-powered SunGlacier uses store-bought materials to make water from thin air

Ap Verheggen has spent the last six years working on a way to produce water from sunshine and air. Now his ideas have taken shape in the form of a …

Clean Energy

Vivint Solar to take part in SunEdison's bankruptcy case

(Reuters) - Solar panel installer Vivint Solar Inc (VSLR.N) said it would participate in SunEdison Inc’s SUNEQ.PK bankruptcy case to maximize its recovery from claims against SunEdison, which terminated its agreement to buy Vivint in March.<p>The headquarters of SunEdison is shown in Belmont, …

Solar Power

What to Watch When Canadian Solar Reports Earnings

Solar company <b>Canadian Solar</b> has managed to survive the solar industry in an era where companies seem to go out of business every week. With first-quarter earnings due on Wednesday, May 11, there's both fear and optimism baked into shares.<p>The optimism comes from the industry's high growth trajectory …

I-Team: Hidden Cost Of Solar Panels

BOSTON (CBS) – With the potential to save homeowners hundreds of dollars a year in electricity costs, solar panels are growing in popularity across …