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Solar panels on top of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart Thermostats

California already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there’s a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.

04/13/2015

A group of people tour the solar panels on the top of the Moscone Center on June 4, 2005 in San Francisco, California. The panels can produce up to 675 kilowatts of power and can provide 20-30% of the power for any convention at the center and is said to be one of the largest city owned solar power systems in the United States. San Francisco is the host to the World Environment Day 2005 conference where over 60 mayors from the world's largest and most environmentally significant cities, including London, Zurich, Buenos Aires, Jakarta, Delhi, Kabul, and Manila convened in San Francisco for the United Nation's World Environment Day conference June 1-5 to adopt historic accords on sustainable urban living. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Shared, Community Solar Energy Model Spreads Into California

A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.

03/07/2015

Roof solar panels. (CBS)

Tiburon May Soon Mandate Solar Panels On All New Homes

It’s easy to look on the sunny side of life when you can afford to live in Tiburon. But it could soon get even a little bit more costly to call one of California’s most expensive zip codes home.

02/10/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

Marin Homeowner Denied Solar Panels Over Fear That Neighbors Might See Them

Betty Segars’ Kentfield home is barely visible from the street but it’s got a great view of the sun, so Betty thought it would be perfect spot for solar panels.

10/19/2014

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Californians Installing Solar At High Rates; Incentive Programs Running Out

This despite the state’s incentive program winding down with its goal nearly achieved.

07/12/2013

SoloPower's flexible solar panels are lightweight and can be installed quickly on commercial buildings, the company says. (SoloPower)

San Jose Solar Power Firm Shutting Plant; Oregon Taxpayers On The Hook

A struggling Silicon Valley solar power company will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 workers, leaving Oregon agencies that provided funding to the company on the hook for millions of dollars.

04/23/2013

Workers with SolarCity install solar panels on the roof of a home. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: San Mateo Solar Firm Looking To Hire Hundreds

A Peninsula solar firm is looking to hire nearly 300 new employees every business quarter.

SolarCity is a home grown Bay Area company

02/20/2013

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California Company Fitting Solar Panels To Military Homes Across Country

Thousands of military homes in southern New Mexico and West Texas will be fitted with solar panels as part of a $1 billion plan by a California company to bring solar to military installations across the country.

11/13/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Agrees To Settle Suit Over Layoffs

Bankrupt solar company Solyndra has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle accusations that it failed to properly notify employees they would losing their jobs.

08/13/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Wants More Time To File Bankruptcy Plan

An East Bay solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government before filing for bankruptcy protection is asking for more time to file a reorganization plan.

06/29/2012

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