Tag: tax incentives


With “no money down” and “zero maintenance” to attract homeowners, solar leasing has become the overwhelming favorite for residential solar installations. And with the complexity of tax incentives, rebates, and financing, it’s hard to find fault with homeowners that choose Read more…


Did you ever wonder why more non-profit institutions have not taken the plunge into solar energy? The short answer is that as non-profit institutions, such institutions are not able to utilize the tax incentives and other tax related benefits that Read more…


Maryland is primed to expand and incentivize use of the International Green Construction Code. In 2011, Maryland was the first state in the country to authorize use of the IgCC for private and public construction. It is not surprising the Read more…


Good news from the economic solar power front. The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar education and research organization, earlier this week announced that its third annual National Solar Jobs Census found that the U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 Read more…


While Rhode Island, known as the Plantation State or the Ocean State, is one of the smallest states in the United States, it still looks to pack a punch when it comes to renewable energy and energy efficiency. It is Read more…


You can see lots of attention is focused towards alternative and renewable energy systems. This is due to the soaring energy costs and the need to decrease the climate change effects over earth. Though these solutions may seem complicated for Read more…


From cutting costs in utility bills to being a prime steward of the land, it is no secret to why solar is gaining popularity. But for churches, going solar can prove to be much more valuable. Like all other non-profits, Read more…


Homeowners may hold some common misconceptions about how to begin conserving energy in their homes. In this article, I hope to debunk a few of those misconceptions. An energy audit is a good place to begin as it will show Read more…


The migration to electric transportation is going through a period that some of us anticipated: a bit of nervousness brought on by the fact that the value proposition for the consumer is simply not there yet. EV start-ups are having Read more…


While piecemeal clean energy targets, feast-or-famine tax incentives and sporadic funding for research have played a significant role in growing U.S. clean energy capacity, it is clear that this strategy is insufficient as a national approach to addressing climate change. Read more…


The terrain and climate in Florida provides for a unique opportunity to expand clean energy technologies. Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and therefore is seeking to take advantage of its immense capacity to create solar-powered energy. As well, Read more…


New Mexico, nicknamed the Land of Enchantment, has made numerous strides toward becoming more energy efficient and using renewable energy. Its goal is to have 20 percent of all investor owned utilities to incorporate at least 20 percent renewable energy Read more…


If you want to stimulate solar manufacturing, you have to actually do something. Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, wrote a book with an entire book–”Make it in America“–on reinventing the American economy through manufacturing, especially Read more…


Solar power: it’s clean, renewable and becoming more cost-effective every day. But in a political landscape so mired by fossil fuels that our government has gifted Big Oil over $150 billion in tax breaks and subsidies since 1950, solar power’s Read more…

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