29 Sep '16, 1pm

Net-zero neighborhoods featuring #solar power are emerging

Net-zero neighborhoods featuring #solar power are emerging

Net-zero homes are homes that are so energy efficient that the homeowner only has to add a renewable energy source, typically solar, to enable the building to generate as much energy as it uses. Some home builders have found their niche in building energy-efficient homes and have scaled up to building net-zero neighborhoods. This is true in California, partly due to new targets. The California Energy Efficiency Strategic Plan aims to have 100% of all new homes in the state be zero net energy – ZNE, as the state calls it – by 2020. Net-zero neighborhoods are possible because they can be built in a way that is relatively affordable and also because they do not negatively affect the electric grid. That’s according to research from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The independent, nonprofit organization, which has offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and other cities, re...

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U.S. Solar Soars While Prices Fall: DOE Reports

U.S. Solar Soars While Prices Fall: DOE Reports

solarindustrymag.com 29 Sep '16, 5pm

New reports from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) show that the costs of solar keep declining as the renewable energy b...

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solarindustrymag.com 27 Sep '16, 5pm

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solarindustrymag.com 27 Sep '16, 3pm

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California regulators reject utility challenge ...

solarindustrymag.com 28 Sep '16, 3pm

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) is promoting another solar policy victory, as the California ...

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solarindustrymag.com 28 Sep '16, 4pm

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law four new bills that are expected to directly impact energy storage in Cali...

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greenbuildingelements.com 29 Sep '16, 3am

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Fed-backed program designates communities across the U.S. "open for #solar business"

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solarindustrymag.com 26 Sep '16, 4pm

The SolSmart program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, has recognized 22 city and co...

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greenhomeguide.com 29 Sep '16, 1pm

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pv-magazine.com 25 Sep '16, 8am

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NYC Expands Solar Goal, Sets Energy Storage Target

NYC Expands Solar Goal, Sets Energy Storage Target

solarindustrymag.com 26 Sep '16, 3pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new solar capacity goal of 1 GW by 2030 and committed the city to its f...

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pv-tech.org 28 Sep '16, 11am

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hypebeast.com 27 Sep '16, 1am

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