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Today we released new analysis indicating that customer investment in solar energy systems currently in the Xcel service area deliver as much as $11 million in annual benefits to Colorado ratepayers. Those findings are in stark contrast to the utility’s Read more…


Help New York go solar! Tell your state lawmakers that you support the Solar Jobs Act today — S.4178 & A.5713 (View bill text here) With rising electricity needs, plenty of sunshine, and a local workforce primed for green jobs, Read more…


“What was that? Did you see that?” – Overheard in NY and CT If you are New York or Connecticut resident you would be forgiven for feeling a little left out right now. You see, the solar industry grew at Read more…


Markham, Ontario recently flexed its solar leadership muscles by joining the province’s feed-in-tariff program. “It is an example for all to follow,” says Ontario’s Energy Minister, Brad Duguid. Under this program, a new 250-kilowatt solar installation at Markham’s offices on Read more…


A renewable energy development deal between Samsung and Six Nations has been called off due to a disclosure related disconnect. The deal was to involve a partnership between the two parties, geared towards the construction and operation of two renewable Read more…


Plutonic Power Corporation (Plutonic) and GE Energy Financial Services (GE) recently announced that they will acquire 50 MW worth of solar generation capacity in Ontario from First Solar, Inc. (First Solar). The projects, located in the town of Amherstburg and Read more…


According to a recent study, humans are not the only animals to take part in a solar economy of sorts.  While it may not attend solar training courses or pursue green careers, the Oriental hornet harvests the power of the Read more…


On October 21, the National Research Council (NRC) began operations on a new high-efficiency solar energy experiment at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology, located on NRC property in Ottawa. “Semiconductors Using Nanostructures