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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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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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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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Long Island Solar roundup: Community solar and commercial projects

Community Solar Adds Capacity Community solar’s increased popularity in New York State allows for residents without obvious access to solar technology benefit from its power. In an effort to boost the state’s overall solar power production, the state announced it will accept projects up to five megawatts. Projects that were greater than two megawatts were […]

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The United States of solar?

A Clean and Renewable Nation? Solar and wind power production could power up to 80 percent of United States energy demand, according to a new report by Energy & Environmental Science. The United States could feasibly meet its entire energy demand with clean and renewable energy if it scales its current facilities accordingly. Climate change […]

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President Donald J. Trump participates in a Veterans Executive Order Signing Tuesday January 9, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Where does New York’s solar industry stand?

The United States of America is greatly bolstered by the solar industry. What benefits does the industry boast? Homeowners immediately reduce their carbon footprint and help combat climate change. Homeowners see immediate savings through locking in their energy costs and taking control of their production. Communities are supported through dynamic new jobs. The United States […]

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Long Island Solar: Solar continues to boast hidden benefits

Shock the System Solar power has many obvious benefits. From immediately reducing your monthly electric bill to helping the environment, people elect to adopt solar for myriad reasons. The¬†hidden reasons to go solar are perhaps some of the most intriguing factors that help to drive the market. Independence is more than an American motif. It […]

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President Jimmy Cater speaks with his grandson.

American Presidents and Solar Energy

The United States of America today celebrates President George Washington’s 286th birthday. The President paved the way for Americans during the Revolutionary War and gained the country’s independence. Nearly three centuries later, America continues to prosper. 45 presidents have been elected following the standard Washington set, and many have contributed to a new sector of […]

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Long Island Solar Roundup

Tearing Down Trees To Go Solar? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic investment in clean and renewable energy is not without some arenas of debate. Long Island environmental activist groups like the Long Island Pine Barrens Society and The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning Society are looking for alternative sites for solar farms in lieu […]

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Governor Andrew Cuomo boasts 1,000 percent New York solar growth

When Governor Andrew Cuomo started the Clean Energy Initiative, he did so with one goal in mind. Make New York a nationwide leader in clean and renewable energy. Governor Cuomo on Monday announced New York’s solar sector grew 1,000 percent over the last six years. Over 12,000 new jobs have been created on the back […]

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