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  • Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy

    Homes shine a light on the power of solar energy
    When Dan and Margo Duesterhaus moved into their Ellicott City home 12 years ago, the solar power movement was still more concept than reality. But the couple had always been environmentally conscious, and they put their ideals into action. Starting in...
  • House tour shines a light on solar power

    House tour shines a light on solar power
    Three years ago, Frank Smith of Glen Burnie spent more than $44,000 to make the transition to solar power at his Cape Cod-style home, which was built in 1957. That seemed like a hefty expense at the time, but significantly lower energy costs and tax...
  • Trend toward solar-powered homes catching on in Laurel

    Chip Gribben has been a green kind of guy for a long time. He composts his scraps in his back yard, uses energy-efficient light bulbs and has been driving an electric car for 20 years. But only last year did he and his wife take one of the biggest steps...
  • Get a solar recharge

    Get a solar recharge
    Name: Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit What it is: an eco-friendly recharging kit that uses either solar power or electricity to charge its Switch 8 lithium ion portable battery, which has a tip for solar charging and another for USB charging. It...
  • Photos, Video: Governor, Mayor join Siemens executives for Wind Turbine ceremony

    Photos, Video: Governor, Mayor join Siemens executives for Wind Turbine ceremony
    Gov. Rick Scott and Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer joined executives for the grand opening of the Siemens Wind Turbine Service Training Center,  Thursday, in Orlando. The 40,000-square-foot training facility, the only of its kind in North and South America,...
  • SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey

    SolarCity shares soar 59% in debut after rocky IPO journey
    Bay Area clean-tech company SolarCity Corp. had an uncertain path to its initial public offering, delaying and adjusting the size of its debut this week, but the stock was off to a running start Thursday in its first day of trading. The share price...
  • SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering

    SolarCity slashes IPO share price, boosts size of offering
    SolarCity Corp. expanded the size of its highly anticipated initial public offering but knocked down the share price in what analysts said was a bid to boost investor demand. The San Mateo company said in a Wednesday filing with the Securities and...
  • California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012

    California solar installations jumped 26% in 2012
    California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017. According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
  • California leads U.S. in record first quarter for solar installation

    The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
  • Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes

    Builders catching on to the appeal of solar-powered homes
    With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before. About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
  • SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million

    SolarCity pegs IPO at $13 to $15 a share, or up to $151 million
    SolarCity Corp., a Bay Area solar energy company, is looking to raise as much as $151 million in its initial public offering, widely considered to be the most anticipated renewable-power IPO coming down the pike. The San Mateo business – which...