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Across the United States rooftop solar power is reaching grid parity

EarthTalk: Rooftop Solar Reaches Grid Parity

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that the price of getting solar panels installed on a home is lower than ever, but has it gotten to the point anywhere in the U.S. where it’s actually cheaper than traditional grid power yet? –Lester Milstein, Boston,…

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SolarCity to Offer Solar Home Loans, Forms New Project Fund

SolarCity is now offering homeowners loans to install PV systems. The downstream solar company also announced it is setting up a new project fund with Honda.

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