Solar

9-30-2014 Triumphant GreenLancer Returns to Solar Power International

Last October, the attention of the solar world was focused on Detroit based start up, GreenLancer.com. Capturing the judge’s attention with its visionary business model, GreenLancer won first place in Solar Power International’s  ‘Start Up Alley’ Competition. The visionary business model addresses the industry’s need...

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6-02-2014 Groupon Goes Solar

What is the Groupon For? Groupon goes solar!!! SolarCity is now offering free installation of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system, with insurance and maintenance, along with a $400 discount on Groupon. If SolarCity does the installation, permits, and everything else, then what is there to...

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4-28-2014 Solar vs Utilities — Time to Call a Truce

[caption id="attachment_2486" align="aligncenter" width="667"] Photo from http://safeenergy.org/2014/03/18/goldman-sachs-sees-a-solar-future/[/caption] Can there really be peace between the solar industry and the utilities? Right now some utility companies are lobbying for the taxation of solar energy as a way to push back against possible loss of revenue. While the solar...

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11-15-2013 Will You Survive Solar Grid Parity?

A path to ensure profitable installation for residential solar [caption id="attachment_1417" align="alignleft" width="196"] Patrick McCabe, co-founder and CTO, of Greenlancer[/caption] For many years, solar energy in the U.S. was criticized for being too expensive. Recent falling hardware costs and innovative financing methods are expected to grow the...

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11-06-2013 Mi-EIBC Honors Michigan Advanced Energy Companies at Annual Gala

LANSING –The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (Mi-EIBC), an advanced energy business association, last night honored Michigan advanced energy companies at the first annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala. The business awards included three categories: business of the year; emerging company of the year; and employer of...

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