photovoltaics en Obama Administration to Fast Track Renewable Energy Projects <p>President Obama announced seven large solar and wind projects in the west will be expedited.&nbsp; The announcement comes on the first day of the national clean energy summit.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 21:04:33 +0000 18214 at Earth Notes: Solar Power, Thanks to the Crowd <p>Flagstaff&rsquo;s Southside Murdoch Community Center is about to get solar panels installed on its roof. That&rsquo;s not innovative&mdash;but the way the panels are being paid for is. Thanks to 87 small-scale investors and a company named Solar Mosaic, the center will enjoy long-term energy savings without big upfront costs.</p><p>Solar Mosaic focuses on financing clean energy projects with help from what it calls the &ldquo;power of the crowd.&rdquo; So far the company has funded five solar projects in California and Arizona.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Cecile LeBlanc 13199 at Earth Notes: Solar Power, Thanks to the Crowd