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#Solar #securitization has become a hot topic in the last year after Solar City made its first offering of securities. Here's a great in depth review of how it works and the potential challenges ahead. http://ow.ly/x4e23

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“Compared with electricity from coal, PV electricity over its lifetime uses 86 to 89 percent less water, occupies or transforms over 80 percent less land, presents approximately 95 percent lower toxicity to humans, contributes 92 to 97 percent less to acid rain, and 97 to 98 percent less to marine eutrophication,” she said.
http://ow.ly/x4dSi

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When selling #solar, make sure to not oversell. Here's a walk through of the costs and savings to review. http://ow.ly/x4eKs

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Will you have #solar in your next #iPhone? http://ow.ly/xarQn

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#Solar power is contagious. Will you be solar patient zero? http://ow.ly/x4dxL

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Think you have an idea how to make residential solar more affordable through reducing soft costs? Submit your idea to the DoE SunShot Catalyst. The price of #solar panel hardware is no longer the main limiting step in residential solar. "Soft costs" (e.g. marketing, permitting, installation) now make up at least half of the retail cost of solar. http://ow.ly/x7Duu

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With the recent consolidation of #solar companies in the past few years, it looks like a policy of #verticalintegration is winning in the solar industry. However, there are many ways small and medium sized installers can still compete in the residential solar market http://ow.ly/x4cRF

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Here's an update on how states are doing to support #solar. While there is a lot of support in sunny states NREL notes: "policy trumps sunshine". Take a look to see what has been working to support solar in different states.
http://www.pvsolarreport.com/blog/item/1471-nrel-report-sheds-light-on-solar-policy-and-state-demographics

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Don't think solar can be cheap? Take a look at this 4 cents! per kilowatt hour deal in Palo Alto http://ow.ly/x4c6a

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Good news for #solar! New York has recently come out with new commitments and proposed new legislation to support distributed generation, such as solar. They are looking to fundamentally change how #utilities do business. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/new-york-launches-major-regulatory-reform-for-utilities
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