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By Kurt Sheline 9/19/13

A recap of REFF-West's session on Innovation in the Energy Industry

The panel consisted of a phenomenal representation of the full foodchain of energy innovation, from university and federal labs to large and growing corporations. The Berc logospeed of innovation in the industry has increased rapidly, but what else can be done? Is it possible to cut the pace to market of new energy technologies in half? The panel offered several anecdotes suggesting the feasibility of this goal.

Monday, 20 May 2013 15:14

Goldman Sachs Bets Big on Solar

May 20 -- Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS  ) is investing in a $500 million fund from SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY  ) that will in help the company install 110 MW of solar. This is the latest in a growing trend of big banks betting on solar power. Erin Miller sat down with solar analyst Travis Hoium to see whether this is a big deal or business as usual. >>View Article

March 4 -- In the first installment of a print version of his Connected video interview series, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky discusses SolarCity (SCTY) with its co-founder and CEO, Lyndon Rive. A native of South Africa and serial entrepreneur, Rive founded SolarCity with his brother Peter, who is chief technology officer and head of operations. >>View Article

Friday, 01 March 2013 16:09

SolarCity Is Making Solar Power Pay

March 1 -- Interview from Fortune Magazine: CEO Lyndon Rive discusses SolarCity's business model and how they compete with existing power companies. >>View Article

May 14 -- Sun Concept, Ampulse, Evergreen, Solyndra: the long list of defunct solar companies is enough to give pause to anyone trying to enter the business. But at least one company, SolarCity, has been succeeding where so many others have failed. Its secret? Staying away from manufacturing and focusing on installation. >>View Article

December 14 -- "SolarCity's innovation is simple and powerful—they allow customers to pay less for clean solar energy than they spend on utility bills," said Bob McCooey, senior vice president, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are proud to welcome SolarCity to NASDAQ, which calls itself home to the world's most innovative and progressive companies." >>View Article

October 30 -- A family-owned manufacturer located next to Yankee Stadium, GAL Manufacturing, has recently completed the construction of one of the city’s largest commercial rooftop solar arrays. The 237-kilowatt system was designed and installed by MC Solar Development, and SolarCity and is expected to save the company an estimated $50,000 a year on utility bills. >>View Article

May 15 -- SolarCity and Forest City Communities announced last week the start of a project providing solar energy for 6,500 military homes at the Marine Corps Base and the Navy Region in Hawaii, located in the Ohana Military Communities (OMC). >>View Article

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