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The quaint neighborhood of Rancho Cordova, California, has about 100 homes surrounded by undeveloped land, and by all accounts appears to be a typical California residential area. However, the homes are a part of one of the most innovated test beds for residential solar power in the country.

Axion Power International has made a giant leap toward better residential sustainable energy, working alongside Rosewater Energy Group to create several kinds of energy storage and conversion products.

California may absorb more sun than any other state, but new residential solar installations on the east coast have caught up, Rev Modo reports.

The summer’s heat has officially arrived in North Texas, which is typically accompanied by higher electricity rates and more air pollution.

Moore Energy LLC, started by Barry Alan Moore in 2008 in Pennsylvania, has taken its business to Greenwich, Connecticut, where it says the demand for residential solar electricity will help the company thrive, the Connecticut Post reports.

Sunrun, the largest solar company in the U.S., and PV Solar Report recently issued an updated list of the cities with the largest solar growth in California so far in 2012.

Gamesa Technology Corp., Inc. and its partner Harvest the Wind Network (HTWN) are working together to help privately owned Wind installations in New York keep energy costs down as well as greenhouse emissions.

Town officials in New Hartford, New York, proposed new legislation regarding residential wind energy, which would establish rules that have not yet been formulated for use of off-grid wind energy, the Utica Observer-Dispatch reports.

With Texas expected to confront a tight electric supply, low reserves and higher electricity rates this summer, residential solar installations and greater use of the clean energy overall would lead to lower wholesale electricity prices across the state.

At the recent Solar Day Salt Lake, a number of people turned out to show their support for residential solar installations that could be used to power homes and churches, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.