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Solar To Slash Power Bill For Bridges Community Church

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Cool Earth Solar, a SunPower Commercial Dealer, has completed the installation of a 142 kW rooftop solar system at Bridges Community Church in Fremont, Calif. The solar company says it helped secure a five-year bank loan for the church and [Read More]

Solar And Wind Provided Over Half Of New U.S. Capacity In First Quarter

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Wind and solar power provided more than half of the new electrical generating capacity added to the U.S. grid during the first quarter of the year, says a new report from the SUN DAY Campaign, citing statistics from the Federal [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Footprint Into Rhode Island

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar has announced its expansion into Rhode Island and expects to hire between 10 and 20 employees in the state in the coming months. The company says it now operates in 16 states, including Arizona, California, [Read More]

Enphase Launches 4G Cellular Solar Networking Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

Micro-inverter provider Enphase Energy Inc. has announced the availability of Mobile Connect+, its new 4G cellular solar networking solution. Mobile Connect+ includes a 12-year data plan, allowing customers to connect their Enphase-based home energy systems without the need for a [Read More]

Dominion Virginia Power Plans Major Solar Boost

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Citing the declining costs of solar, the utility has proposed adding at least 5.2 GW of the renewable energy over the next 25 years.

City Of Atlanta Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

Atlanta has become the 27th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The Atlanta City Council on Monday unanimously approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of transitioning [Read More]

Groups Appeal Maine PUC’s Solar Ruling In State Supreme Court

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 02, 2017

The battle of net energy metering (NEM) in Maine continues, with the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and partners filing a notice of appeal Monday at the Maine Supreme Court challenging the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) recent decision to roll [Read More]

Federal Court Suspends Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

California Energy Storage Rebate Bill Advances In Senate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee approved a bill last week that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to establish an Energy Storage Initiative that provides rebates for the installation of energy storage systems. S.B.700, authored [Read More]

Energy Groups Call For Perry’s DOE Study To Be ‘Open And Transparent’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) are calling on Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform [Read More]