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At this year's Intersolar North America, solar plus storage takes the spotlight. Also featured are the ITC, and the continuing impressive growth of solar in the U.S.

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PV Complete's new software helps reduce solar costs by integrating AutoCAD and using algorithms that optimize equipment costs. Some engineering tasks are cut from days to minutes.

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SolarCity to open regional headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the area.

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Utility agrees to install solar power at 79 homes with 18 different Habitat for Humanity affiliates in CA. The utility has now funded installations on over 600 Habitat homes.

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Minnesota's Interfaith Power and Light is turning to community solar to meet energy needs. It is also examining methods of breaking financial barriers to going solar.

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The EPA plan, announced yesterday, calls for significant reductions in emissions and increases in renewables, including solar.

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This installment examines man-made causes such as deforestation, ozone depletion, and aerosols and their influence, if any, on climate change.

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New system allows homeowners to monitor their solar installations with real time data. System also includes storage and more efficient and smaller panels.

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Solar in the Arctic has become a viable option. With the increased efficiency of solar panels at cooler temperatures and the advances in storage, solar can work well in the region.

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NRDC reports on new solar projects that incorporate the principles of Smart from the Start development. These installations prove that it is possible for solar advocates and wildlife advocates to work together.

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Startup hopes to create a transparent window into solar loans. Company expects solar customers to care where their money is coming from, and who it benefits.

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FERC report shows that the grid can handle clean energy. California's Clean Power Plan demonstrates continued grid reliability with solar power.

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John Farrell of ILSR looks at how utilities are dealing with their customers, particularly ones with home solar. Utilities still have monopoly power, but this is changing as distributed generation expands.