Category: Solar Policy

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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Obama’s Solar Initiatives, Clean Energy Plans Aim to Slash Emissions

The sunshine hits keep on coming for President Barack Obama’s administration. New executive actions and public-private solar commitments recently announced by the White House promise to save ...
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How to Scale Solar in Florida

With the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan standards, Florida Governor Rick Scott has an opportunity respond to pollution-driven climate change that so gravely threatens our ...
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Solar and Hydro Still Lead the West for Renewables, ACORE Finds

The 12 states in the western United States are the nation's goldmine for green energy, creating two-thirds of the country's solar power, according to the latest regional report from ACORE.
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