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Google Investing $280 Million to Back Solar Home Leases with SolarCity

Posted by Adam Sewall In Tuesday, June 14 2011 under: Solar Homes, SolarCity, residential, solar lease, Google

SolarCity is a big provider of solar home energy leases in ten states across the country. Google is, well, Google. The news today is that the two companies are about to get a bit closer.

The Internet search giant made clear its intention to invest $280 million to create a fund that will enable SolarCity to finance more residential solar energy projects.

"We're excited to be making our first investment in distributed residential solar," said Rick Needham, director of green business operations at Google.

To date, SolarCity has to its name over 15,000 solar power projects,

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Google Announces $5 Million Germany Solar Project

Posted by Adam Sewall In Friday, April 8 2011 under: Solar Power Info, Cost and Financing, Google

Google is up to it again. The search giant recently announced plans to invest five million big ones in a solar energy park in Germany.

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Google's PowerMeter Now Offers Tips on Energy Efficiency, the philanthropic arm of Google, is offering a new way to provide home energy-saving tips through its PowerMeter, a web tool that lets you monitor your home's energy use from anywhere you can access the Internet.

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Google to Offer Free Smart Meter Software

If you're interested in producing your own power, solar panels are a good start. But to truly maximize the return on your solar investment, you'll need to consider two other pieces of the puzzle: energy management and energy efficiency. Google, the Internet and information giant, may be able to help.

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