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Why SolarCity is struggling to adapt to today's solar market

In some ways, that's true, but it overstates how SolarCity's operations really work -- and the reason the company has struggled so much lately.<p>In reality, SolarCity is really a pushy door-to-door salesman and telemarketer that's urging you to sign on the dotted line as fast as possible so he can …

Solar Power

Tado, The Smart Climate Control Startup, Raises Further €10M For European Expansion

Tado, a European competitor to Google-owned Nest and local smart thermostat companies, such as the UK’s Heatmiser or Hive from British Gas, has topped up its funding today, disclosing a new €10 million (13.6m) round. The new investment comes from existing backers Target Partners, and Shortcut …

Zuora’s Journey To Managing The Subscription Economy

The idea for subscription billing startup Zuora was born in Marc Benioff’s office. In 2006, K.V. Rao, then a WebEx senior engineer, was meeting with Benioff and Salesforce CMO Tien Tzuo. Tzuo made a comment that subscription billing was a hard problem for Salesforce, and Rao agreed that WebEx also …

Is an Energy Storage Tsunami About to Hit California?

Is energy storage the new holy grail of a clean energy future? Energy storage can take the form of large batteries, flywheels, pumped hydro …

Simply Grid Is Putting Clean, Easy Power Where People Need It

Power is readily available for most people in North America these days, which can make it hard to grasp how annoying it can be when it isn’t – especially if you’re trying to run a business. TechCrunch Battlefield NY 2014 competitor Simply Grid aims to offer power from the established electrical …

Green Jobs: Executive Moves at Schneider, KACO, Vivint, OneRoof, Hanwha, Greensmith, JA Solar

Schneider Electric appointed Laurent Vernerey as president and CEO of its North America operations. Vernerey has been with Schneider for 28 years and …

Employment

The Economic Benefits of Building Commissioning

Building commissioning is a quality assurance process used in the real estate industry that has proven effective to improving the long-term economic …

Spokefly is a bike-rental service with all of the convenience of hailing a cab

AUSTIN, Texas — Choosing to ride a bike instead of driving in crazy busy traffic seems like a good idea, but in reality its usually only practical if you live within a downtown area and own a bike. For everyone else, it’s just not always an option.<p>“Most people would probably rather take a bike …

Facebook mimics Ikea in flat-packing equipment for its newest data center

Facebook is taking cues from trendy Swedish furniture retailer Ikea to build data centers faster and more efficiently.<p>Today Facebook announced it’s employing a new concept called Rapid Deployment Data Centers (RDDCs) for the second data center at its site in Luleå, Sweden. The model can help …

Green Technology | Clean Tech & Renewable Energy News

August 2, 2018 Markets & Policy<p>217 by Emma Foehringer Merchant<p>August 3, 2018 Residential Solar<p>19 by Eric Wesoff<p>08.02.18 Markets & Policy<p>217 by Emma …

Clean Technology

7 Trends in Home Energy in 2013 and What They Mean for 2014

When Nest Labs' $129 smoke detector -- which can talk to the Nest learning thermostat -- is touted as a cheap gift suggestion in holiday gift guides, …

Energy Efficiency

Has SolarCity Created the Amazon 1-Click for Energy Efficiency?

After SolarCity shifted its energy efficiency strategy and pulled back from doing residential retrofits in-house, the solar services behemoth is …

Vivint reviews future: A promising outlook ahead

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Vivint, Inc.</i><p>In late 2012, the Blackstone Group, a global investment firm, reached a deal worth nearly $2 billion with Provo, Utah-based Vivint that would enable it to own over 50 percent of the premiere home automation company — and offer Vivint the resources it …

Can You Name All the Residential Solar Lease Providers?

Last month GTM Research published a report on the U.S. residential solar financing landscape. We undertook that research partly because we perceived …

Solar Power