14 Jun '11, 1pm

Google Goes $280M Long On Solar Rooftops With SolarCity: SolarCity and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) just announced th...

Google Goes $280M Long On Solar Rooftops With SolarCity: SolarCity and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) just announced th...

SolarCity and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) just announced the birth of a $280 million fund to finance residential solar projects. The fund is SolarCity’s largest project financing fund and the largest residential solar fund created in the U.S. SolarCity has built 15 project funds with seven different partners to finance more than $1.25 billion in solar projects. Until now, the money has mostly come from the banking industry. "I'm a big believer that corporations and utilities need to get into this space," said Lyndon Rive, the CEO of Solar City, adding, "The top 200 corporations in the U.S. are sitting on more than $1 trillion in cash on their balance sheets." Google is no stranger to solar power -- albeit through investments in CSP for the BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah project and eSolar's CSP technology . Recently, Google invested in Clean Power Finance , a SaaS startup using s...

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