Tesla's plan for simple solar rentals could increase competition

Aug 20, 2019
The company has seen a drop in solar power installations. Is the new plan sustainable?
Tesla plans to rent solar panel systems to customers starting at $50 per month.
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Solar energy heats up despite tariffs

Mar 14, 2019
In 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panels and set quotas to limit solar imports. This caused a slump in the solar energy industry. But two new reports show that last year wasn’t as…
A solar farm under construction in Punta Gorda, Florida, on April 22, 2016.
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With California requiring solar panels on new homes, higher building costs and lower energy bills

Dec 10, 2018
California has become the first state in the nation to require solar panels on most new homes starting in 2020.
California has become the first state to require solar panels on most new homes.
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California Energy Commission to vote on solar-required home building

May 9, 2018
The California Energy Commission is expected to vote today on a proposal that would make the state the first in the country to require new homes be built with solar panels. The proposal, which is expected to pass, would go into…

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Excess solar power in California? Pay Arizona to take it

Jun 9, 2016
As California's solar power production heats up, an unusual market has emerged.
Solar panels used to generate power outside an office building in Los Angeles, California.
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Nevada makes rooftop solar less attractive

Jan 1, 2016
On the state's utility's urging, Nevada is raising a fee on solar owners and will pay much less for excess electricity they generate.