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Energy Department awards $21.4 million for 17 solar energy projects

The U.S. Energy Department is offering $21.4 million to fund 17 new projects that help reduce the 'soft costs' found with solar energy, such as installation, permits and connecting to the power grid.

Expert: SolarCity sale shows fundamental problems with solar industry

As Tesla-owner Elon Musk moved to consolidate his cousins' embattled SolarCity company last month through a merger with Tesla, one economist said that the company could be the victim of government subsidization, whether it received those subsidies or not.

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