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Sunset of solar subsidies shadows SolarCity

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  California, Energy and Environment, National, New York  /  No Comments

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California-based SolarCity’s website proclaims, “Every three minutes, someone switches to SolarCity.”

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Feds pour $32 million more into beleaguered solar industry

By   /  June 2, 2015  /  Arizona, Energy and Environment, National  /  No Comments

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Part 10 of 11 in the series SolarCity By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org The Department of Energy has doled out another $32 million to support the solar industry, a sector fraught with technology challenges and scandal – and nevertheless propped up with billions of taxpayer dollars during the Obama Administration. This latest funding is dedicated […]

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Solar activists wield hammer in city fixated on being greenest

By   /  June 17, 2014  /  California, National, News  /  No Comments

Elon Musk Testifies Before Congress

Part 9 of 11 in the series SolarCity By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org The solar energy industry, led by billionaire Elon Musk’s SolarCity, has been dictating the building codes of a Silicon Valley city hell-bent on being the greenest city in America, a Watchdog investigation has revealed. This was spurred on by the powerful solar […]

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Surprised solar customers find themselves with liens

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Jeff Leeds says installing SolarCity’s panels on the roof of his home in the Northern California city of El Granada was the sorriest day of his life.

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Congressional leaders charge ‘potentially deceptive sales tactics’ by SolarCity, others

By   /  January 8, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, Mississippi, National, New York, Texas, West Virginia, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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Part 7 of 11 in the series SolarCity   By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org Solar contractors including SolarCity and Sunrun are in the crosshairs of  Republicans and Democrats in Congress who seek an end to what they call “potentially deceptive sales tactics” associated with the companies’ zero-down, 20-year lease business model. Spurred by consumer complaints […]

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SolarCity’s $750M tax gift shrouded in secrecy

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, New York, News, Open Records, State Government  /  No Comments

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Part 6 of 11 in the series SolarCity By Tori Richards | Watchdog.org New York taxpayers are footing the bill for a massive $750-million SolarCity manufacturing plant with a promise that the company will spend $5 billion there on product and development, but when a local TV station tried to find out contract details, they […]

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