Category: Solar Policy

Sunshot Initiative Brings $53 Million in Funds to Speed the Solar Boom

Souped-up solar cells, speedier PV system installations and U.S.-manufactured solar at globally competitive prices are just a few of the end goals for projects recently awarded a total of $53 ...
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Why the North Carolina Solar Industry is Set to Take Off

Smart policies, strong incentives and abundant investments puts North Carolina solar in the hot spot for strong growth in the coming months, according to a report from Pew.
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YieldCos, Crowdfunding Among 4 Megatrends Shaping Solar Financing

In recent years, we’ve witnessed the rapid erosion of many traditional barriers to solar adoption. Almost daily, there are new, sunny reports and forecasts regarding solar’s plummeting costs. But ...
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California Backs Some West-Facing Solar Panels to Meet Peak Demand

California has added a limited incentive for west-facing solar panels — but it is more about meeting peak demand than getting the most energy from the sun.
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How Carla Peterman and the CPUC will Make Calif. an Energy Storage Leader

As one of five members of the state's Public Utilities Commission, Peterman wants to spread energy storage in California as quickly as home solar has.
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IEA Sees the Future of Solar: Lower Costs and More Energy by 2050

With two new roadmap reports, the International Energy Agency looks at the future of solar over the next 35 years and finds plenty of signs of hope.
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Can Stem’s New Hawaii Energy Storage Project Boost the State’s Solar?

Stem has just launched a new one-megawatt Hawaii energy storage project that may bring new life to the state's solar market.
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LA’s New Solar Map Helps Bring Solar to Areas that Need it Most

The second edition of L.A.'s LASER solar map identifies neighborhoods facing health risks from power plants and threats from climate change.
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Black Hills Power Cancels Wyoming Solar Tax After Homeowners Protest

Black Hills Power has canceled its plans to raise a tax on Wyoming solar homeowners in the face of widespread protests.
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How Local Solar Rules Can Save You Big Bucks

Good local solar policies that cover everything from permitting to inspections and interconnection can save a homeowner an average of $2,500 or more.
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