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Solar Leases May Scare Off Potential Homebuyers

Now that some homeowners with solar leases are putting their homes on the market, the deal doesn’t seem as sweet. Solar leases may scare off potential homebuyers, particularly if they don’t understand them.

Germany Sets Three National Solar Records in Two Weeks

New records for solar power production are coming and going at a fast pace in sunny Germany, where the latent effects of a democratic feed-in tariff continue to fuel adoption. All that solar energy capacity is driving innovation and the need for energy storage solutions.

SolarCoin: How Digital Eco-Money Can Be More Equitable

SolarCoin is a novel strategy for accelerating investment in solar power, but it’s not inherently socially equitable. Fortunately, there are ways to increase access to SolarCoins for those without the wealth to invest in solar or trade currencies.

EVs and the Emerging Solar-Powered Energy Ecosystem

Elon Musk has crafted a triple bottom line business template based on EVs, charging stations and solar energy. It’s not the only one pursuing such a vision. A recent hire by Miami’s CarCharging Group indicates they may be heading down a similar path.

SPECIAL SERIES: Setting The Standard

Environmental Validation: Make ‘Green’ Claims and Do It Well

Consumers increasingly want to know what’s behind a label, and an environmental claim. We talk with UL’s Director of Market Development Scot Case to understand how third-party validation systems work — and why they benefit manufacturers, retailers and consumers when it comes to promoting and using green products.