A closer look at solar industry giants SunPower and SolarCity

Movers and shakers in solar are reestablishing their presence in an industry that's seen some turmoil in recent years. Our animated video overviews San Jose-based SunPower and San Mateo-based SolarCity.

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Some have called 2013 a “solar renaissance,” but not all industry giants have recovered in the same way.

From SunPower’s vertically integrated business model to SolarCity’s broad domestic penetration, the movers and shakers of the sector are re-establishing their presence in an industry that’s seen some turmoil in recent years. With solid fourth quarters behind them, the future is bright, and possibly tumultuous: international market penetration, government subsidies and a highly competitive marketplace are all par for the course for both SunPower and SolarCity.

Watch our animated video above that takes a closer look at these Silicon Valley solar industry players.

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Homepage image courtesy of SolarCity.

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