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  • Elon Musk accused of securities fraud over Tesla tweets

    SEC claims Musk’s tweets about taking Tesla private violated securities laws
    Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk committed securities fraud when he tweeted about taking the company private without actually securing funding as he claimed he had, the Securities and Exchange Commission claimed Thursday.
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  • Tesla begins production on solar roof panels

    Solar panels will resemble traditional roof tiles
    Last year, Tesla announced its intention to revolutionize the acquisition, storage, and use of solar energy with its own version of solar panels. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are placed on top of a home’s existing roof, Tesla’s solar panels are used to form a solar roof. And now, Tesla’s solar roof is in production.
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  • FHA to stop insuring mortgages with PACE loans

    Trump administration reverses Obama policy
    Last year, the Obama administration announced that the Federal Housing Administration would begin insuring mortgages that also carry liens created by the PACE program. But that was last year. Things are much different now. In a stark reversal, FHA announced Thursday that it will no longer insure mortgages with PACE liens.
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  • FBI, SEC reportedly looking into PACE lender Renovate America

    WSJ reports on inquiries, company responds
    In a lengthy release published in response to the WSJ article, Renovate America confirmed that the company has spoken to both the FBI and SEC about the the company’s business, but the company said that it had been repeatedly assured by federal law enforcement authorities that it is not the subject or target of any investigation.  
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  • SolarCity agrees to pay $29.5 million to settle allegations of lying to government

    Issue stems from government paying for solar panel installations
    SolarCity, the solar energy company that was acquired by Tesla last year, will pay $29.5 million as part of a settlement with the government, which accused the company of lying to the government about the costs of solar energy systems. While that’s the way the Department of Justice framed the settlement, SolarCity tells a different story.
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  • Tesla takes next step in solar energy revolution, unveils new solar panels

    Already plans production of solar roof
    Tesla, which got into the solar energy business last year with the acquisition of SolarCity, is taking the next step in its plan to revolutionize the acquisition, storage, and use of solar energy with the introduction of its own version of solar panels. What does it mean for the solar energy business? And what does it mean for the mortgage business?
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: NAR pushes to turn MLS green

    Affordable housing disagreement leads Houston chair to resign
    The National Association of Realtors released a guide on how to add solar power details to MLS in order to more accurately determine the value of green homes. Also, the Houston Housing chairman resigns after a disagreement with the mayor over affordable housing issues.
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  • Brookings Institution: For the most part, solar energy is worth it

    Location plays a key role
    The demand for solar energy is surging. But not everyone is on board with the idea, especially the companies involved. The root of the problem comes down to issues for utilities and the public utilities commissions that regulate them. While the debate was enough to ruin sales in Nevada, these studies disagree.
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  • Study: Home values increase when solar panels get installed

    Research considers appraisal values of homes across six states
    Homebuyers question the effect solar energy would have on their home value. A new study across six states suggests that it could increase the price of the home, but raises serious questions concerning the methodology of the appraisers, especially in areas where there are no comparable home sales.
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