Marin resident denied solar panels by homeowners association

Plans to install solar panels on a home in Kentfield are up in the air after the Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association said the panels are the wrong color. 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored two Bay Area chemical companies Thursday for products and processes that reduce or eliminate hazardous substances and may save water and reduce greenhouse gases too.  
 
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A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.  
 
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California adopts first-in-nation energy storage plan

State regulators require utilities to invest in energy storage technology 
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SolarCity to offer solar loans to homeowners, which could juice market

SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption. 
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Tesla Model S -- is it a car or an iPad?

Is the Tesla a car or an iPad? That's the question engineers at the IHS automotive research firm posed as they dissected one of the electric car company's pricey Model S sedans. They found that the design, components and manufacturing process that went into the car's infotainment and instrumentation systems have more in common with a tablet or smartphone than they do with a conventional automobile.  
10/20/2014 06:05 AM PDT - Plans to install solar panels on a home in Kentfield are up in the air after the Kent Woodlands Property Owners Association said the panels are the wrong color.  
 
10/17/2014 07:19 AM PDT - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honored two Bay Area chemical companies Thursday for products and processes that reduce or eliminate hazardous substances and may save water and reduce greenhouse gases too.  
 
Chris Carlson/AP photo
10/08/2014 03:46 PM PDT - A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.  
 
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10/08/2014 12:50 PM PDT - SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that industry analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption.  
 
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