SunPower looks to solar leases as a bright spot

SunPower, which makes solar panels and develops power generation projects, has seen quick growth of its residential solar lease program since its launch last year. The surge reflects the growing popularity of solar leases in California and elsewhere.

What Wall Street is saying about Netflix

Netflix faced Wall Street analysts Monday to explain why its new subscription plans were a good idea. While many on Wall Street were surprised by the effect it will have on customer additions in the short-term, most agreed that the change won’t affect the long-term story.

Google invests $280M in SolarCity solar roof fund

Google is emerging as the ultimate clean power sugar daddy. On Tuesday, Google announced it has made its largest investment in clean power to date, creating a $280 million fund for rooftop solar panel projects that will be installed by solar company SolarCity.

YouTube Will Be a $1.3B Business in 2011: Report

YouTube has improved its monetization efforts, with more than 80 of the top 100 videos on the site serving ads now, up from 60 a year ago. That could help make YouTube a $1.3 billion business in 2011, according to a forecast from Citi.