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SolarCity crunches data for home efficiency loans

By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.

By March 27, 2012


SolarCity to offer solar-powered EV chargers

Targeting drivers of electric vehicles, the company will install ClipperCreek Level II chargers with solar option starting at $1,500.

By July 27, 2011


SolarCity taps GroSolar to bring solar leasing east

Residential solar installer SolarCity acquires the residential business of GroSolar, in a move to offer its photovoltaic panel leasing in the Northeast.

By February 17, 2011


SolarCity: Solar financing to become a commodity

Leases that cut the big upfront cost of solar-panel installation will become commonplace, argues SolarCity CEO. The company is betting on a high-tech, integrated approach to stand out.

By September 27, 2010


SolarCity buys into home energy efficiency

SolarCity acquires Building Solutions, which will let it offer both solar panel installation and home energy-efficiency services.

By May 12, 2010


SolarCity expands solar panel leasing

Solar financier raises a tax equity fund that it says will allow the company to expand its solar financing option to hundreds of more customers.

By June 3, 2009


First Solar buys into leasing firm SolarCity

First Solar puts $25 million into SolarCity, which will expand its solar panel leasing program to East Coast residential and small business customers next year.

By October 29, 2008


SolarCity provides SF power below grid price

With new city solar incentives, households in San Francisco can get solar power for less than the cost of electricity from the grid, leasing panels from installation start-up SolarCity.

By July 18, 2008


To cut price, SolarCity leases solar panels

The key to speeding solar power adoption is financing. Start-up offers solar panel leasing program in three states for a relatively small up-front fee.

By April 1, 2008


SolarCity tracks solar-panel output via the Web

Solar installer develops software to monitor, report in real time how solar panels are performing.

By June 14, 2007