Solar Powered Model Home

Solar Powered Model Home Unveiled at the Annual Street of Dreams Show in Oregon

SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY), a leading provider of clean energy, today unveiled a solar powered model home with Elite Development Northwest that will be on public display at the annual Street of Dreams home show in West Linn, Oregon. SolarCity designed and installed a 9.6 kilowatt (kW) system to power Elite’s rustic style home with solar electricity. The solar system will generate on average 8975 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity every year over the system lifetime* The model home is on display to promote a comfortable and an environmentally conscious lifestyle for Oregonians. Elite Development Northwest designed the model home named Cuvée with energy efficiency at the cornerstone of this innovative new home. In addition to a rooftop solar system, the 5350 square feet home comes with modern energy efficient features, including ene

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US, China and South Africa Lead Rebound in Clean Energy Investment

Second quarter investment rises 22% compared to Q1, but shrunken figure for Europe ensures that world total stays below that for Q2 last year. London and New York: Global investment in clean energy was $53.1bn in the second quarter of 2013, up 22% from the first quarter thanks to an upturn in the financing of wind and solar projects and a 170% surge in equity funding for specialist companies on public markets. The Q2 rebound was led by the US, which saw investment jump 155% compared to a weak first quarter, to reach $9.5bn, and also China (up 63% at $13.8bn) and South Africa (up from almost nothing in Q1 to $2.8bn in Q2).

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Distributor of Renewable Energy Products

Australian Distributor of Renewable Energy Products Announces Partnership

The SolarEdge system consists of a specialized DC/AC inverter and power optimizers, which track MPP at the module-level, thereby increasing energy output by up to 25%. Given that the modules operate independently, shading, module orientation and uneven string lengths are no longer design limitations. This allows designers the flexibility to cover more of the roof with solar modules, including on facets with different orientations and tilts.

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Residential Solar Power

Residential Solar Power for Military Homes at New Mexico’s Holloman Air Force Base

Otero County, New Mexico, a Lend Lease military family housing community. The project, expected to provide 3.4 megawatts of generation capacity, is the latest to be announced under SolarCity’s SolarStrong initiative. The project is also part of Lend Lease’s commitment to President Obama’s Better Building’s Challenge, which is expected to result in Lend Lease reducing energy consumption by minimum 20 percent within the next two–five years for its entire military housing portfolio.

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Organic Restaurant Goes Solar

Organic Restaurant Goes Solar

The restaurant owners consume all the electricity from the rooftop plant themselves, thus reducing their electricity bill by roughly one fifth. With this scheme, Conergy broke new ground in solar power terms in the autumn of 2012.

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