Category: Solar Policy

New Orleans Solar Gets a Helping Hand from City Council

One of the nation's best solar cities, in a state most needing clean energy, the New Orleans city council just voted to strengthen its local solar industry.
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Across the Pond, What’s the State of the U.K.’s Solar Market?

Despite a recent setback from a Conservative Party electoral triumph, the U.K.'s solar market has been booming lately, and all signs show room for more growth.
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Vancouver Ranks Last in List of Best Cities for Solar in Canada

Despite being the biggest city in the nation's greenest province, Vancouver's policies make it the worst city for solar in Canada, according to SPEC.
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Nevada Home Solar Customers May Face More Fees This Summer

A unanimous vote by Nevada's state senators will let utilities add a new fee for home solar customers while also extending the state's net metering term.
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California’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goals are Doable, Offer Big Benefits

An analysis of Gov. Jerry Brown's clean energy goal finds the state can easily reach the goal, and will save $50 billion a year while creating more jobs.
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How MIT’s Future of Solar Study Wants to Grow Solar – Without Subsidies

The United States needs to expand it solar capacity by about 2,000 percent, but net metering and the ITC aren't the right tools, says MIT's Future of Solar report.
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How the Sun is Finally Rising for Solar in the Southeast

A law signed this week by the governor of Georgia gives solar in the Southeast a solid boost, opening the market for third-party leases and a possible solar boom.
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Community Solar Could Make the Solar Boom Even Bigger

It’s a wonder that community solar took so long to trend, since not everyone can have a solar farm on the roof or yard. But better late than never, if ...
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Hawaii Is About to Set a Goal to Use 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

A bill is on the governor's desk to require Hawaii to generate 100 percent renewable energy in 30 years, the most ambitious such target in the country.
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North Carolina Solar Gets a Utility-Scale Boost, but Home Solar is Left Back

The state's governor extended a renewable tax credit law for North Carolina solar installations, but homeowners still can't access strong solar financing tools.
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