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Green advocates say loss of PACE financing has slowed pace of green jobs and building

September 17th, 2010

Slapping a solar panel on the roof sounds so alluring. You can produce your own energy, slice your carbon footprint in a big way and not have to fret so much about vacillating energy costs. You’re home free.
Except that solar panels are far from free. While the cost of solar photovoltaics has come down considerable, a solar rooftop array remains in a rarifed price household category, right up there with cars. It will run in the ballpark of $15,ooo-$20,000, maybe more, even with home energy tax credits.


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Wells Fargo says it is a major backer of solar

March 24th, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Company announced today that it has financed 125 commercial-scale solar photovoltaic projects since late 2007. The bank said the projects are in 10 states total 43 megawatts of capacity — enough to power the equivalent of 6,000 homes.

One recent project was a 450-kilowatt system, developed, installed and operated by SunEdison, on a Staples’ distribution center in southern California. The project’s 1,960 solar panels cover most of the building’s 330,000 square foot roof.


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Pull The Drapes To Use (Not Hide From) The Sun

July 2nd, 2008

By John DeFore In the future, employing solar energy won’t necessarily mean mounting big black panels on your roof or buying from a utility with a solar farm. It might just mean pulling the curtains shut for a while.


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