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Sunlight Financial gets $500 million for home solar loans | Reuters

(Reuters) - Sunlight Financial, a startup that provides loans for home solar systems, on Wednesday said it received a $500 million commitment from Technology Credit Union that will finance about 20,000 new rooftop installations.<p>The announcement, Sunlight’s largest single funding commitment to date, …

Obama: 'Changing Climate Already Making it More Difficult to Produce Food'

In one of his first public appearances since leaving office, President Barack Obama said he was "confident" the U.S. will move in the correct …

Climate

'Yes, There Is A Market For Everyone In Solar Including Startups'

In a chat with Rajyalakshmi Kola, Director Sunworks, whose company is increasing becoming a well know name in the solar market amidst the biggies, …

Small room ideas

Shed day bed with storage<p>Red vibrant wallpaper bathroom<p>Wooden attic box bed<p>Cream in small living room<p>Shelves in Living Room Corner<p>Small Bedroom: …

Wind Is The New Power In America's Heartland

U.S. wind energy recently achieved a major milestone, which underscores a new reality that is generating power and jobs across America’s heartland. In February, low-cost clean electricity from wind turbines on the Great Plains supplied more than half (52.1%) of all power on the grid serving …

Renewable Energy

5 green energy innovations that could change the world

Energy storage tech improves the viabilities of wind and solar power - two energy sources that remain cost prohibitive due to expenses related to batteries that would store generated energy.<p>Smart grids will regulate the movement of energy throughout a city or state, insuring the areas from …

Fuel Cell

California may be about to set a remarkably ambitious clean energy goal

California may be about to set a remarkably ambitious clean energy goal: a 100% renewable energy portfolio by 2045. Last week, State Senate President …

Natural Gas

4 Travel Tips for the Eco-Friendly Wanderer

Photo: BeTheRad // Instagram<p><b>Whether you are an experienced globetrotter or just got your first passport stamp, you may have noticed the act of</b> …

San Francisco Transit System Goes Green

via Bay Area Rapid Transit<p>The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system is going green.<p>Early this month, the agency announced plans to adopt “aggressive …

Women are Transforming the Energy Sector

<i>This post is part of a series of</i> Ms.<i> reports on the blog and in print that look at the organizing models of some of the women-led groups helping to</i> …

Tesla will offer Solar Roof financing by end of 2017

Reddit Email Comments<p>Tesla began accepting orders for their new Solar Roof product yesterday and like its vehicles, the outright cost is not <i>cheap</i>. …

How A Man With No Coding Experience Built An App That’s Bringing Solar Power To Yemen

With power intermittent in the war-torn country, solar can be a real improvement. PV Solar helps Yemenis get it.<p>When civil war began in Yemen in 2015, so did the growth of solar power. The crisis took out the already unreliable electric grid and made fuel for generators both scarce and expensive. …

Solar energy prices in India tumbles to new record low making it cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power

The price of solar energy in India has tumbled to a new record low, making it cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power.<p>The latest solar power tariffs …

Is Tesla’s Solar Roof a Good Deal for Homeowners?

Now that Tesla has unveiled pricing details for its solar roof, everyone is trying to figure out if it's a good deal.Depending on what your …

Consumers Express Community Values With Their Electricity Choices

Values are personal, not necessarily logical, and when applied to electricity choices they can impact the market in unpredictable ways Illustration: …

Renewable Energy

New eco energy firm vows to cut your gas and electricity bill by 20% - how it works

A new app-only energy firm has vowed to cut customers' gas and electricity bills by 20% using a new renewable energy concept.<p>Pure Planet - founded by …

A cheaper, greener way to grow crystalline semiconductor films

University of Michigan chemists have developed a greener, cheaper way to make single-crystalline semiconductor films, components at the heart of all …

Link About It: Tesla Begins Solar Roof Sales

There are now two types of Tesla Solar Roof panels available for pre-order: smooth or textured glass tiles (both made from durable tempered glass). In the next six or so months, the other two proposed varieties, Tuscan and French Slate, should also become available for purchase. US deliveries are …

Small Turbines From Silicon Valley Firm May Shift Wind Energy Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX) — While wind energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, wind farms provide less than five percent of the energy …

How to Drop the Price of Your Tesla Solar Roof

The net metering solar energy hack.<p>Tesla opened orders for its solar roof on Wednesday, and the price of the roof is competitive with replacing the …

"Artificial blowhole" generates electricity from ocean waves

With the Paris Agreement coming into force last November, almost 200 countries around the world pledged to fight to keep global temperatures from …

Why Tesla's Solar Roof Is A Bad Buy

<b>It’s a Roof! It’s a Solar Panel! It’s a Luxury Item!</b><p>Everyone needs electricity. Everyone needs a roof. Everyone does not need the Tesla Solar Roof.<p>In fact, the Tesla Solar Roof is the gold Apple Watch Edition of the energy industry.<p>When Tesla started taking $1,000 deposits on its Solar Roof, in …

Solar Power

This week’s top stories: Tesla Solar Roof launch, Model 3 margins, EV news from VW, Jaguar, e.Go Mobile & much more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> Tesla’s Solar Roof launch, Model 3 margins, EV news from VW, Jaguar, and e.Go Mobile, and much more.<p>We kick things off this week with Tesla’s launch of its Solar Roof tiles. The company begins taking orders for the product starting with black smooth and textured tiles as …

She Left Her Career In Finance To Make Candles That Literally Help Light Up The World

"We can give back in little yet impactful ways each and every day."<p>Sterling McDavid used to work at Goldman Sachs, a career most would be envious of. …

Solar Power

Sorry, Tesla owners, but your electric car isn’t as green as you think it is

It takes a lot of carbon to build and power an electric vehicle<p>Tesla Motors has an army of loyalists who either swear by the company’s sleek and stealthy high-end luxury electric cars or dream of getting their hands on one. They share company co-founder Elon Musk’s vision of ending the 130-year …

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While the US is ramping up coal, China is suspending most of its new coal power plants

As US president Donald Trump had hoped, coal production in the US is on the rise. By April, the country had mined 17% more coal than a year ago. Despite this rise, the number of coal jobs continues to fall thanks to automation.<p>Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. With the shale gas boom, the US really …

Fossil Fuels

Are you as environmentally friendly as you think? Personality quiz

<b>Do you live up to your good intentions? We may think we lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but how much do we succeed? First, give yourself a ‘value’ score from 1 to 5 based on which of the following statements describes your environmentally friendly habits:</b> 1) I don’t really do anything …

Sustainability