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Solar Farm, In The California Desert

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Solar Farm Solar is going big. Again. The federal government last year,  green-lit a 485-megawatt solar farm that will generate enough carbon-free electricity to power 180,000 homes when it comes online in the Southern California desert. During the Great Recession, there was nothing unusual about billions of dollars in federal stimulus money fueling big green dreams of carpeting the Mojave ... Read More »

Off-Grid Cabin by Snowboard Legend Mike Basich

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Off-Grid Mike Basich once lived in a luxurious 4,000 square foot mansion, but right now, the former professional snowboarder is living out his childhood dreams in a tiny cabin in the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. But really, his 250-square-foot, off-grid home in Soda Springs, California is a dream come true for anyone who appreciates living off of the land. Featured ... Read More »

Google Invests $300 Million in SolarCity to Make Going Solar Easier

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SolarCity Google has contributed a little less than half of SolarCity’s $750 million solar project fund. SolarCity has announced a $750 million fund to help defray the costs of solar panel installation in residential homes in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Following Apple’s recent partnership with First Solar, Google has committed $300 million to the new fund—its largest renewable energy ... Read More »