Canadian Solar Announces Commercial Operation of Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in California

Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the adjacent 100 MWac/131 MWp Astoria and 75 MWac/100 MWp Astoria 2 solar projects located in Kern County, California. “With the help of our trusted partners, the Astoria projects will […]

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PSEG Solar Source Acquires Two Solar Projects

PSEG Solar Source today announced it has acquired two North Carolina solar facilities from BayWa r.e., with a total capacity of 47 MWs-dc, representing a total investment of $74.6 million. The PSEG Cork Oak Solar Energy Center and the PSEG Sunflower Solar Energy Center are under construction and scheduled to begin operation later this year. The […]

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NV Energy Announces Agreement with Apple

NV Energy and Apple announced today they have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will support Apple’s renewable energy needs for its Reno data center. In the coming weeks, NV Energy will file an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to […]

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Envision America 2017 Cities Announced

Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative. The following cities have been selected to participate in a workshop hosted in Charlotte, NC from March 6-8, 2017, they include: Jackson, MS; San Antonio, TX; Wichita, KS; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; Detroit, MI; Chula Vista, CA; Greensboro, NC; Kansas City, […]

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Solar Power is Exploding in New York

In a recent online article (click here for article) Governor Cuomo boasts of New York’s explosive solar growth in large thanks to both public and private sector access to capital. “According to the governor’s office, the megawatts of solar power installed throughout the state increased by 795 percent over the last five years.” The continued […]

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PACE Lender Expects to Close $1 Billion in Deals in 2017

Renew Financial’s plan to close a billion dollars this year will outpace the last nine years all together. CEO Cisco DeVries helped pioneer the PACE program athe Berkeley city government almost 9 years ago. PACE lets homeowners buy higher-end energy efficiency and solar improvements with no money down, by distributing the cost across property tax […]

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New York increased its Solar Power use almost 800%

During the past 5 years, NY has increased it’s energy use of solar by nearly 800%. As solar has begun to become one of the cheapest sources of new energy, the decision for consumers to switch energy sources is not just a green or environmental decision but rather a fiscally conservative one. This article in […]

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Solar energy is driving the domestic US market.

GE Power announces layoffs as solar continues growth

General Electric (GE) Power last week announced plans to layoff 12,000 workers as it looks to slash $1 billion from its budget, according to Madison. GE Power’s layoffs will come from its power plant division as clean and renewable energy sources continue to dominate the future of domestic energy consumption and production. The United States […]

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Public officials supporting solar energy will help Long Islanders move forward.

70 U.S. mayors from 26 states commit to solar energy

70 United States mayors from 26 states committed to make solar a hallmark of their communities’ future, according to a press release issued by Environmental America. The press release highlights solar’s immense local community benefits: The booming industry provides jobs, keeps spending local, and reduces pollution. “The U.S. has the potential to produce 100 times […]

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Many common misconceptions about solar are easy to dispel

Seven solar energy facts and myths

We get it. There are a lot of scary myths about the solar industry. From long-term contracts and commitments to learning how the panels function. You want to go solar, but it seems more trouble than it’s worth. We’re here to help. Here are seven solar facts and myths to help make your decision easier. […]

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