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Proposed Act Will Extend Tax Credits For Solar Power Installations

Posted by SI Staff on January 22, 2007

Congressmen Michael McNulty, D-N.Y., and Dave Camp, R-Mich., have introduced the Securing America's Energy Independence Act to legislation to stimulate investment in solar power. The bill would extend solar energy investment tax credits for homeowners and businesses through 2016. According [Read More]

California Energy Commission Encourages Installation Of Solar Systems

Posted by SI Staff on January 02, 2007

The California Energy Commission, Sacramento, Calif., has implemented its New Solar Homes Partnership program that encourages builders to install solar energy systems on new homes by providing financial incentives. A new home that qualifies for the incentive will be at [Read More]

PTC Positioned For Extension

Posted by SI Staff on December 12, 2006

The 109th Congress approved the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (H.R.6111), a bill that extends a package of tax cuts that promote the production of renewable energy for another year. This step clears the act for President [Read More]

Invests $70 Million To Expand Solar Manufacturing Facility

Posted by SI Staff on November 16, 2006

BP Solar, a developer of solar electric systems for residential, commercial and industrial sectors, has initiated plans for a $70 million expansion project at its North American headquarters in Frederick, Md. According to the company, the expansion will result in [Read More]

Commissioners Approve Rules Requiring 15% Of Energy From Renewables By 2025

Posted by SI Staff on November 01, 2006

Phoenix commissioners recently voted to require regulated electric utilities to generate 15% of the total megawatts sold from renewable resources by 2025. The commission's renewable energy standards allow utilities to use solar, wind, biomass, biogas, geothermal and other similar technologies [Read More]

Expands Solar Power Business Through Recent Acquisition

Posted by SI Staff on October 30, 2006

Mitsui & Co. Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., has agreed to acquire Kingston, N.Y.-based SunWize Technologies LLC, a designer and manufacturer of solar power systems. According to the companies, the acquisition is expected to close [Read More]

New Joint Venture Will Offer Solar Cell Technology

Posted by SI Staff on October 26, 2006

RoseStreet Labs LLC, a Phoenix-based supplier of renewable energy products, and Sumitomo Chemical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-headquartered chemical company, have formed a joint venture named RSL Energy Inc., a Phoenix-headquartered developer and manufacturer of solar cells. RSL Energy will use [Read More]

$13 Million to Expand Solar Energy Technologies

Posted by SI Staff on October 12, 2006

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will fund more than $13 million of research development in solar technology as part of President Bush's $148 million Solar American Initiative, which aims to make solar power cost-competitive with [Read More]

Turlock Irrigation District Issues RFP

Posted by SI Staff on October 03, 2006

Turlock Irrigation District (TID), a Turlock, Calif.-based water and electricity provider, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to increase the portion of its electric energy requirements from facilities that qualify as eligible renewable energy resources according to both California [Read More]

Town Takes Action, Will Vote For Energy Ordinance

Posted by SI Staff on October 01, 2006

A renewable energy ordinance for solar and wind energy is up for a vote at the Dryden town board, N.Y., for the first time in the Tompkins county. It came about after a couple in Dryden was denied permission to [Read More]