Tag: solar market


After a last push to pass comprehensive solar legislation last week, Massachusetts lawmakers worked into the wee hours of the morning on the final day of session to instead pass S.2214, a bill that’s focused on raising the looming cap on Read more…


Our 2013 Utility Solar Champion Award goes to … drumroll please … The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO). Here’s why. The Hawaiian solar market is taking off. Just skyrocketing. Check this article out: “In 2012, a total of 16,715 PV permits Read more…


With a PUC vote on the horizon, the final tally is in! Solar, environmental, public interest and science groups banded together to help Californians send nearly 60,000 messages asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand a popular clean Read more…


This week our friends at Environment California released a new report ranking California cities by the amount of solar they’ve installed. The good news? “From Fresno to San Francisco and Clovis to Culver City, solar power is becoming a mainstream Read more…


While the debate over green jobs rages on (catch up on some of the back and forth here), we’d like to stand back and thank the 100,000+ U.S. solar workers for their considerable efforts to build a clean energy economy. Read more…


Ohio’s solar market is very similar to those of neighboring states in that it is premised upon a RPS solar carve-out. 0.5% of Ohio’s total electricity supply by 2024, that is; half of which must be derived from in-state solar Read more…


Late last week New York lawmakers went home for the summer without passing the NY Solar Jobs Act that we all worked so hard to advance. Friends, we are disappointed that we don’t have a brand new big solar program Read more…


OPEL Solar Asia (OSA), a supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar panels and other solar power products earlier this week announced a second deal for its HCPV panels and dual axis trackers in China. The company signed an agreement Read more…


In a proposed decision issued on June 14, the California Public Utilities Commission is proposing to expand Virtual Net Metering, a program currently being piloted with Multi-Family Affordable Housing, to all multi-tenant buildings. How does this work, and why is Read more…


As more reliable data are released over last year’s photovoltaics installations figures, the picture of solar market’s growth is getting clearer. The latest information gathered from the World’s top markets have been summarized by EPIA (the European Photovoltaic Industry Association) 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…


Forums are a great way to listen to what industry professionals are talking about, to discover what they still need to learn, and to find out what’s on people’s minds. SolarPro is my favorite forum for serious solar professionals. It’s Read more…


Lots going on in Florida right now with the legislative session approximately half way over. In an effort to bring more stakeholders into the fold and make the case for increased in-state investment in developing the Florida solar market, Vote Read more…


In a report issued by Clean Edge, Inc. on March 14th, combined revenue for solar, and wind power, along with biofuels, increased 35.2 percent over the last year, leaping from $139.1 billion to 188.1 billion. And in the ten years Read more…

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