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Solar Energy News: SolarCity Brand Could Be On Its Way Out, North America Vows to Reach 50% Renewable Energy Generation, SunPower Breaks Own Record For Solar Panel Efficiency

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The solar industry has been abuzz in the wake of the proposed Tesla-SolarCity merger, and a number of exciting developments surfaced this week in response. An IPO announcement from solar installer Sungevity, SunPower’s latest record-breaking panel efficiency and a clean energy pact between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are the key stories from this week’s Solar Energy News report.

SunPower Breaks Solar Panel Efficiency Record, Again

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Solar Energy News: The Integration of Musk’s Clean Energy Empire, Solar Predicted to Grow Sixfold by 2030, Local Installers Outpacing Growth of Top Solar Companies

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Although this past week saw a number of exciting developments in the solar industry, two words were spotlighted in every major headline in solar: Elon Musk. Tesla Motors’ possible acquisition of SolarCity, the projection for sixfold growth of solar by 2030 and news of regional installers’ growth outpacing the top solar companies are the leading stories from this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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How to Read Your SolarCity PPA Contract, Lease Agreement or Quote

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If you’ve ever thought about installing solar panels on your home, you’ve probably heard of SolarCity. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SolarCity is the largest solar company in the country, and primarily offers solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to homeowners. Do you have a SolarCity proposal in hand? Read on for a guide on how to evaluate your SolarCity quote.

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Solar Energy News: MIT’s Latest Breakthrough Doubles Solar’s Sustainability, Touch Screen Cell Phones a New Solar Product, Clean Energy Industry Creating More Jobs Than Oil Drilling

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Solar sustainability and innovation made for big headlines this week thanks to new research and development in the world of solar tech. MIT’s major breakthrough in solar cell technology, exciting improvements in solar cellphone charging and Chile’s new renewable subway system are the key stories from this week’s Solar Energy News Report.

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Solar Energy News: Prince an Unknown Solar Energy Investor, Germany Generates 90% of Power with Renewables, SolarCity Launches New Loan Product

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Adoption of renewable energy technologies has exploded across the world in recent months, and thanks to the bright summer sun at our doorstep, solar growth shows no sign of stopping. News of Prince’s solar energy advocacy, SolarCity’s newest loan product and 90 percent renewable energy generation in Germany are the headlines we’re reading in this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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Solar Energy News: Bitcoin a New Investor Option for Solar, PV Popular in Low to Middle-Income Markets, SolarCity and Vivint Look to Boost Rooftop Solar

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Spring is here and so is another week of inspiring news out of the soaring solar industry. The growing popularity of solar in lower income households, major funding announcements from SolarCity and Vivint Solar, and the first-ever platform for investing in solar with bitcoin are the top headlines from this week’s Solar Energy News.

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SolarCity Gives Up on the MyPower Loan

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February hasn’t been a great month for SolarCity so far. After reporting their fourth-quarter earnings on the 9th, shares of SCTY dropped nearly 30 percent, leading the New York Times to suggest that the company is “facing a cloudier future.” Now, it appears that SolarCity has stopped offering its MyPower loan product altogether, which it once heralded as “the greatest savings we have to offer” and offering “the perks of ownership, but none of the hassle.” As of Tuesday morning, the product page for the MyPower loan has been taken down from SolarCity’s website (although a cached version remains), and Greentech Media confirmed this morning that the loan has been pulled from the market.

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News Roundup: A Solar-Powered Super Bowl, Solar Maintains 60% Growth Rate

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If you’re starting to believe that 2016 might just be the #YearofSolar, you’ll love the news out of the solar industry this week: IHS forecasted that solar installations will grow by 60 percent in 2016, Sunrun and SolarCity announced significant investor backing and Massachusetts unveiled $15 million of funding for solar in low-income households. Find these exciting developments and more in this week’s Solar News Roundup.

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195 Nations Approve Paris Climate Deal: What It Means for Solar

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After two long weeks of negotiations in Paris, 195 nations finally reached consensus on a United Nations climate change agreement. EnergySage has been tracking developments around the negotiations in the weeks leading up to Paris. Now, we’re breaking down the deal and what exactly it means for the future of solar.

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