Will steel tariffs impact American solar? Implications of Solar Section 201

Steel Tariffs A Second Impact? President Donald Trump in January approved portions of Solar Section 201, which implemented a 30 percent tax on imported solar goods. The tariff is expected to slow the United States’ solar industry, but it is not the only tariff that stands to impact solar companies. President Trump last week announced […]

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Spring Into Solar

The New Day The United States is set to turn its clocks ahead this Sunday, March 11, at 2 A.M. in advance of the sunniest seasons of the year. On the heels of a powerful nor’easter, there is no better time to look forward to increased daylight and warm weather. Solar and the Sun This […]

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Long Island Solar: Solar production through raindrops?

Solar…in the Rain? Solar arrays function in the rain and snow — just not as efficiently. A new technology stands to help improve solar functionality during inclement weather. China’s Soochow University is developing solar technology that can maximize production no matter the weather. What’s more? The system can produce at night if it is raining. […]

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New York ranks 11th in domestic solar

New York’s solar capacity continues to grow at an exponential rate. New York fell dropped from 10th in 2016 to 11th in 2017, but continued to see upward mobility. California, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, and New Jersey maintained their rank as the top five solar producers in the nation for the second consecutive year.   […]

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New York makes historic commitment to 26 solar projects

New York earlier this year boasted one of its largest clean energy achievements when Governor Cuomo announced it achieved 1,000 percent solar growth from 2011-17. The Empire State is ready to kick-off the spring in serious fashion: Its largest commitment to community solar yet. New York announced a $1.4 billion dollar investment package with a […]

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Long Island Solar: Controversy takes the helm

Solar Controversy Mark Harrington of Newsday looks at a controversial planned solar farm in Mastic. 60 acres of a 100-acre property were cleared for a proposed solar plant. Assemblyman Steve Engelbright believes the proposed solar plant could be better suited at another location. A site switch would allow the 100-acre forest to repopulate its habitat. The […]

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Microsoft makes largest corporate solar acquisition

Microsoft Makes Mega Solar Purchase Microsoft on Wednesday announced plans to purchase 315 megawatts of solar power from two Virginia solar farms. The tech giant’s decision represents the single largest corporate solar purchase in history. Virginia is not amongst the nationwide leaders in solar production, but the state is seeking to rapidly change that. The […]

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Why Community Solar Matters

A Ray of Hope Long Island is known for its beautiful beaches and accessibility to New York City. Levittown served as an early model of the idealistic American suburb that defined much of the mid-twentieth century. The Hamptons served as the not-so-distant wealthy getaway for New York City residents and Long Islanders alike. The reality […]

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MLB stadiums and teams that use solar

Major League Baseball is set to begin its 2018 season on Thursday, March 31. Stadiums appear to be ideal sites for solar adoption, but not all franchises have turned to the sun to power their stadiums. Which teams have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint with solar energy? Boston Red Sox The Boston Red […]

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New York’s largest community solar project completed

Community Solar While the NY – Sun program allows homeowners to make the transition to clean and renewable energy, community solar projects provide a gateway for homeowners and residents without the opportunity to own a solar array to take advantage of its many benefits. New York recently made a $1.4 billion commitment to community solar […]

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