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Verengo announces it has created 1000 solar jobs -- way to go, Verengo! A milestone for the nation's third-largest installer, and the largest residential intaller.
By Pamela Cargill
A version of this post was originally published on Chaolysti.
As we continue looking at the results of the new survey of U.S. homeowners on clean energy, Pamela Cargill dives deeper. She looks at how the solar industry should position our products and services in light of the survey's findings.
New financing strategies for solar projects are helping to move the industry forward. Smaller solar projects now have more financing options than they did just a year ago.
CEO says drop of $.20/W to $1.40/W on average, 12.5% lower than Jan of 2011, helps reach cost cutting of 5-8%; Purchased GroSolar; predicts small guys going away when the subsidy does.
Solar City installing 8000 panels on City Hall & three other sites, Solar City has 81 employees in Sac. office and will add 20 more; Sac. also in talks with Conergy to develop solar farm at landfill. Sacramento Bee
Solar City opened 11,780 sq-ft facility in Bakersfield last Nov. and Verengo Inc opens sales office last month as residential solar installs expand rapidly in Kern County.
The Bakersfield Californian
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