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We may be on the verge of a “climate swerve.” With the price of solar plummeting and more consumers becoming aware of climate change, solar is uniquely poised as a pain-free way to take action.

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As SolarCity experiences ups and downs, solar and financial analysts ponder its fate. While no one is making definitive predictions for the company, some have concerns about its future.

RESIDENTIAL

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Florida Power & Light seeks to reduce electricity rates, now about 25% lower than U.S. average. At the same time, its proposal for a voluntary solar program with extra charge draws criticism.

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Stellar Solar wins the prestigious UT San Diego Readers Poll. This is the third time the company has won the award, with previous wins in 2011 and 2013 -- attesting to its excellent service record.

COMMERCIAL

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Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard plan to build the state's largest solar installation on military property, a 10 MW array at the largest military base in Minnesota.

INDUSTRY

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A Lux Research report on the solar market over the next five years finds that despite trade disputes with China, the long-term growth of solar looks strong throughout the world.

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At a sold-out rooftop party, solar startup incubator SfunCube announces a new corporate sponsorship from GE Energy Ventures -- just one way SfunCube is supporting solar entrepreneurs.

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RGS Energy and Mosaic announce that they have partnered to launch the Mosaic Home Solar Loan.

CONTRIBUTORS

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Companies need to avoid making assumptions about the U.S. solar market, as it consists of a tapestry of solar policies, incentives, climate regions, micro-markets, and diverse consumers.

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Texas enjoys abundant sun but not as abundant solar power. That’s starting to change. Travis Moller of Meridian Solar gives us his insights on the Texas commercial solar market.

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The solar industry, where policy trumps sunshine as a resource, is hugely influenced by politics. There are five factors affecting solar politics and what we can do to influence their course.

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A Public Utilities Commission decision in Minnesota may allow community solar projects to move forward, but it does not include the now well-known “value of solar” formula for those projects.

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We can reverse decades of environmental injustice by putting energy dollars back into disadvantaged communities and zero-emission electricity generation.

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While the solar industry focuses on attacks on net metering, another threat lurks in the form of increased insurance scrutiny on solar.