In an effort to map parts of the planet where cars can't go, the tech giant is working with third-party organizations to gather imagery from hiking trails, beaches, canyons, and mountaintops.
The company will reportedly obtain the loans this week from three different banks.
Purchasers of Sony's "4K Ultra HD Home Experience" also get 10 free movies and an Xperia Tablet S to serve as their remote control.
By offering financing and software-based energy assessments, SolarCity seeks to expand from solar to energy efficiency upgrades.
University of Maryland takes the top prize in this year's Solar Decathlon with a net zero-energy house. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, on hand to congratulate the winners, also addresses recent criticism of clean-energy investments.
Amid increased scrutiny of the loan guarantee program because of Solyndra, the Energy Department finalizes four more loans for projects which will lead to a jump in U.S. solar power production.
Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates the U.S. mortgage giants, opposes White House-backed PACE loans for green retrofits, threatening the program.
General Motors today announced the company has made its final payment of $5.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury and Export Development Canada. GM also is investing $257 million in the Fairfax and the Detroit Hamtramck assembly centers.
State approves program to add 81 megawatts of solar power to its grid through PSE&G customers interested in helping the Garden State become a leader in solar.
Low-interest U.S. Department of Energy loans will go toward developing an affordable plug-in hybrid electric car for U.S. production, auto start-up says.