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New Jersey Solar TREC Program

The NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced the approval of the Transition Incentive Program which will provide some certainty to solar projects until a successor program is announced. The current SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) program will expire once 5.1% of the NJ megawatt hours are supplied by qualified solar generation. Once the capacity […]

US Lawmakers decrease ITC

Yesterday US lawmakers announced that the Investment Tax Credit (a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the income taxes that a person or company would otherwise pay the federal government) of 30% was not extended and will step down to 26% in 2020. In 2021 the ITC will further step down to 22%, and in the following year […]

Commercial Solar in New Hampshire

The cost of solar has dropped 47% in the last 5 years. And yet, only 0.61% of New Hampshire’s electricity is generated from solar. Likely one of the reasons New Hampshire’s electricity rates are ranked 6th highest in the country. With rates over 16¢/kWh for residential and over 13¢ for commercial, consumers often find a quick […]

Tax Credits Set To Phase Out

The Solar Investment Tax Credit, of ITC, is set to phase out over the next couple of years. The ITC is a federal incentive, available in all states for both homeowners and businesses. After 2019 the tax credit will drop from 30% to 26%. In 2021, the tax credit will drop further to 22% and […]

New York to become 100% Carbon-Free

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new initiative called “Green New Deal” Tuesday. The plan outlines for New York to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. If approved by the state legislature, New York would have the most aggressive, legally binding, clean energy target in the country.  The goal for distributed […]

Made In The USA

Solar Manufacturing in the USA The solar market in the USA is booming. Tax and utility incentives, increased acceleration of depreciation, and sustainability goals set forth by the public and private sectors are the main driving factors. Increased availability to financing, community solar friendly states, and technology improvements all are apart of the growth. In […]

The Benefit of Being Two Faced

Source: TUV Rheinland “It’s good to be two-faced!” said no business person. Yet with solar energy, being two faced could be a huge benefit. Bifacial solar panels have solar cells on both the top and bottom of the panel. This allows them to capture energy from both sides by using the reflection of light on the […]

The Oil-Rich Middle East Is Also Sun Rich, And Now It’s Pushing Solar Hard

The Oil-Rich Middle East Is Also Sun Rich, And Now It’s Pushing Solar Hard As oil revenues dry up, can Arab countries replace one abundant energy source with another? Is it possible that Saudi Arabia is more forward-thinking than the U.S. when it comes to the end of oil, and sustainable alternatives? The answer is, […]

Corporate America Loves Solar Energy

Corporate America Loves Solar Energy Household companies like Target, Apple, and Walmart are some of the biggest solar customers in the U.S. today. The decision to install solar panels can be driven by factors like a desire to use clean energy or an interest in becoming more self-sufficient when it comes to electricity. But when […]

Which cities are the greatest users of solar power?

Which cities are the greatest users of solar power? The people getting rooftop solar are not who you think they are.  Sunny California continues to lead the nation in rooftop solar installations, but that’s not what’s most surprising about the new numbers from state utility regulators.Solar’s greatest appeal is not in any tony enclave of […]

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy Fighting solar energy won’t be a path to success for utilities across the country. Rooftop solar energy is becoming a financially viable way for millions of U.S. consumers to generate their own electricity — and utilities are doing everything to kill the solar boom before it gains […]

Las Vegas’ Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy

Las Vegas’ Is Now Powered Entirely by Renewable Energy Las Vegas is now the largest city in the country to run entirely on renewable energy. Just last week, Las Vegas announced it has reached its goal of powering the city government entirely with renewable energy, meeting a goal the city has been working toward for […]

An ancient cathedral in England is getting solar panels

An ancient cathedral in England is getting solar panels For more than 1,300 years the site of Gloucester Cathedral, in the south west of England, has been a place of continuous worship. Rich in history, it is home to the tomb of King Edward II, who died in 1327. Now, it has become one of […]

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