What are RSS Feeds?
RSS feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest SolarCity press releases in one place, as soon as it's published, without having to visit our web site.
Feeds are generally known as RSS ('Really Simple Syndication') which are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
You can also access RSS feeds directly from pages on the site - the orange RSS icon will appear when a feed is available.
How do I start using feeds?
You will need one of the following to read RSS feeds:
Modern web browser
Most modern browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome automatically check for feeds when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one.
Many of them allow you to add RSS feeds as a browser favourite or bookmark folder, automatically updating them with the latest content.
Web-based RSS reader
Web-based news readers check feeds and displays any new articles that have been added. They let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, making this option useful if you want to access the feeds from multiple computers or devices.
Desktop RSS reader
Some email software allows you to read RSS feeds. In addition, there is dedicated news reader software available that you can download and install on your computer.
How do I get an RSS reader?
There is a range of different readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.
Different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.
Once you have chosen an RSS reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the latest SolarCity press releases, simply click the 'News Feed' link in the footer of any page and you will notice an orange RSS button on your browser.
If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.