SolarCity: CSR & Sustainability News

SolarCity is an American provider of energy services, headquartered in San Mateo, California.

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SolarCity Provides a Way for SMBs To Afford Solar Energy

SolarCity recently introduced a new solar energy service that enables small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to pay less for solar than they pay…
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Rethinking the Grid: Personal Power Stations, in Your Garage

The grid as we know it typically operates by tapping several different power sources and by keeping some back-up on the side just…
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DOE Helps Military Vets, Native Americans Go Solar

The Department of Energy is zooming in on U.S. military veterans and Native Americans as the Obama administration continues its effort to spur…
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Marines Seek Second Career in Solar

The Marines at Camp Pendleton are the first crop of an expected 200 transitioning service members taking advantage of the pilot phase of…
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Elon Musk’s Next Business Venture: Home Energy Storage

In an earnings call last week, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will soon unveil a consumer lithium-ion battery that can be…
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MillerCoors Adds Solar Power to the Brew

MillerCoors is now a step closer to its energy reduction goals, with the announcement of a 3.2-megawatt solar array completed at its Irwindale,…
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Utilities Roll Out Home Energy Analytics to Over 1.5 Million

TXU Energy and London Hydro are the latest utilities that will deploy Bidgely's cloud-based energy analytics throughout their customer bases. Offering apps and…
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SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?
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Watch Out for That Cliff: The Urgency of Driving Sustainability in Business

“We must have a sense of urgency,” Brad Tomm, senior manager of campus operations and sustainability at Zappos, said during a HP Living…
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SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…
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SolarCity to Build PV ‘Gigafactory’ in Buffalo

Perhaps no two companies have more clearly demonstrated the potential of clean technology and renewable energy to revitalize manufacturing, create jobs and spur…
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Green Job Openings More Than Double in the Second Quarter of 2014

More than 12,500 clean energy and transportation jobs were announced in this year's second quarter (Q2 2014), more than double that of Q1,…
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SolarCity, Groupon Join to Launch Home Solar Promotional Campaign

The two pioneering and fast-growing start-ups today announced a "first of its kind" online promotional campaign and an initial special offer. For $1,…
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Tesla and SolarCity Partner to Provide Energy Storage for Commercial Buildings

The batteries, which are “about the size of a small refrigerator,” were originally developed to store solar energy during periods of cloud cover…
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Pipe Dream is Anything But…

To no one's surprise, Musk's plan garnered criticism, cynicism, and outright hatred, but the pipe dream isn't so crazy.