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Google and SunPower Team Up to Finance $250 Million in Residential Solar Lease Projects

Google Inc. and SunPower Corp.  today announced a new program that will provide financing to support approximately $250 million of residential solar lease projects.  Both companies are investing in the program, with Google committing up to $100 million and SunPower committing approximately $150 million.  Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases as a

Solar Thermal Energy

Solar Hot Water Contractor Receives NYSERDA Award for Overall Excellence

April, 2014 The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) recently presented an award for “Excellence in Quality” to Renovus Energy Inc., an Ithaca contractor participating in NYSERDA’s Solar Hot Water incentive program. This award is in recognition of overall excellence and responsiveness to program requirements. NYSERDA’s Solar Hot Water program provides incentives

CSP

World’s First Hybrid Solar Energy Center Unveiled by FPL

April 2011 – Remember this? Florida Power & Light Company, along with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, local public officials, construction workers, engineers, environmental experts and business leaders, today celebrated the first hybrid solar power plant in the world — FPL’s Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center

Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency

Learning Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat Now Available in the United Kingdom

Learning Thermostat Combination Programmer and Thermostat Keeps People Comfortable, Helps Save Energy Palo Alto, California — April, 2014 — Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) announced today the Nest Learning Thermostat™ for the U.K., a programmer and a thermostat in one device. The Nest Thermostat programs itself, automatically turns down the heat when you’re away, and can

Electric Cars

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World Record-Breaking Electric Vehicle Journey Crosses Finish Line

Today marks the completion of the record-setting Epic Electric American Road Trip, a 24-day, 12,183-mile battery-powered journey sponsored by electric vehicle (EV) software and information services company Recargo Inc. The trip is seeking Guinness World Record verification for longest vehicle journey ever taken using 100% electric power, and served to emphasize the possibilities of the nation’s

Solar PV

Wave Energy

Blue Energy – Ocean Power (Piston Pump & Racks)

Blue Energy — Ocean Power (Piston Pump & Racks) Fluid Pumping Apparatuses Powered By Waves Or Flowing Currents A new invention using “Double acting fluid piston pumps extracting energy from waves or flowing currents into electricity. A revolutionary fluid currents energy converter device by combining double acting fluid pumping apparatuses and moveable racks to convert

Finance/Investing

SunPower residential solar lease

Google and SunPower Team Up to Finance $250 Million in Residential Solar Lease Projects

Google Inc. and SunPower Corp.  today announced a new program that will provide financing to support approximately $250 million of residential solar lease projects.  Both companies are investing in the program, with Google committing up to $100 million and SunPower committing approximately $150 million.  Thousands of homeowners are expected to finance solar power systems through SunPower solar leases as a

Solar Industry News

Batteries

Prototype Advanced Battery Packs

Next Generation of Prototype Advanced Battery Packs

Next Generation of prototype advanced battery packs shows increased battery capacity of 20% with the same battery pack size and weight MISSISSAUGA, Ontario April, 2014 – Electrovaya Inc. (TSX: EFL) announced that it has delivered its next generation of prototype battery packs to Dongfeng Motors (DFM) in China. DFM, a leading Chinese automaker, is embarked on a

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