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SunRun lines up $200 million for solar financing

The residential solar financing model, in which consumers pay a monthly fee and little money up front, gets a capital boost from US Bancorp.

By May 4, 2011


SunRun bags money to finance residential solar

It's no longer just the greenies who invest in solar. People are attracted by stable electricity prices they get by financing solar panel installations, says SunRun.

By October 27, 2010


SunRun to expand financing for solar panels

Will creative financing bring solar to the masses? SunRun gets $18 million to pursue a model in which consumers pay a monthly fee for solar panels instead of a huge up-front cost.

By July 28, 2009


Care for solar panels with your home security alarm?

Vivint Solar secures $75 million in funding to launch solar panel installation to complement its home security and home automation services.

By October 19, 2011


Solyndra's demise--setting the record straight

commentary Lux Research analyst Matt Feinstein cuts through the noise on bankrupt solar company, and says Solyndra's inability to compete should not diminish the prospects of other U.S. solar players.

By September 26, 2011


Falling solar costs: Good for buyers, bad for makers

Solar panel prices have fallen 20 percent so far this year, which is brutal for producers but beneficial for people considering buying or leasing solar panels.

By August 12, 2011


Econ 101: Solar panels increase home values

An economic study has found that installing solar photovoltaic panels increased home values by about 3.5 percent, which on average covered the installation cost.

By August 5, 2011


SunRun lands financing for solar panel service

In a bad economic environment, start-up SunRun gets $105 million commitment from U.S. Bank to bankroll another 2,000 solar installations paid through leases.

By November 20, 2008


GE challenge seeds consumer clean-tech start-ups

In its green business plan contest, General Electric and venture capitalists put $68 million in home energy start-ups to bring their products to market.

By June 23, 2011


Lowe's to offer Sungevity quick solar panel quote

Home improvement retailer invests in Sungevity and will offer its solar panel quote service in store displays later this year.

By May 16, 2011