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A fund has been created by residential solar company SolarCity to finance future PV projects, with technology company Google investing their largest amount in solar so far.

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The 176-kilowatt (kW) solar system at Tiao Peng Trading, Inc. in Hayward, CA will eliminate the company’s steep electric bills and yield approximately $2 million in savings over the life of the system.

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Community Choice emerges as a promising clean power policy in California as Petaluma joins Sonoma Clean Power in a unanimous vote of confidence

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Those who wait to go solar may pay much more in areas such as Southern California, where limited promotions and demand may change system prices dramatically.

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Other Avenues Food Cooperative and crowdfunding nonprofit RE-volv team up to put solar on the community grocery store, funded by customers and others passionate about clean, renewable, sustainable energy.

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The Center for Sustainable Energy releases the California Solar Permitting Guidebook. The guide is free to cities and helps them to meet the state's standardized permitting requirements.

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Roy Hales looks at the state of residential PACE programs in California. HERO and California First currently dominate, but there will be five in total operating throughout the state.

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NRG Home Solar opens two new California offices in Merced and San Diego, adding to the NRG footprint in the state. The company plans to hire at least 100 employees for the two new locations.

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The Department of the Navy partners with Lincoln Military Housing to install approximately 20 MW of solar on almost 6000 Navy and Marine Corps residences in San Diego.

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The Solar Power Rocks website releases its annual ranking of states' solar policies. It attempts to provide an apples-to-apples comparison to show which states are doing the most for solar.

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