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College Students Install Low-Income Solar During Spring Break

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Although most college kids party it up during spring break, nearly 200 college students from 15 schools across the U.S. have decided to instead spend their vacations installing no-cost solar for low-income families, gaining hands-on workforce training, and connecting with [Read More]

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo Sets Ambitious Clean Energy Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, D-R.I., recently announced a goal to increase the amount of clean energy in Rhode Island tenfold by the end of 2020. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the state had approximately 100 MW [Read More]

Coalition For Community Solar Access Celebrates Anniversary, New Members

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) marked its one-year anniversary last month with the addition of nine new members. The U.S. community solar trade association says it now represents an even-larger cross-section of project developers, manufacturers, financiers, legal experts [Read More]

Energy Stakeholders React To Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Secretary

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

Pennsylvania Kicks Off Statewide Solar Development Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

On Thursday, state and local government leaders, consumer advocates, utility and business leaders, academics, solar industry experts, and others interested in solar energy attended the first stakeholders meeting on Pennsylvania solar energy planning at the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [Read More]

Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Issues RFP For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2017

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy. Specifically, the RFP is soliciting proposals to supply electric capacity and energy from renewable sources between May 1, 2019, and June 1, 2022, for [Read More]

Solar Advocates And APS Reach Major Settlement Agreement In Arizona

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

The parties compromised on a number of issues important for the future of the utility’s rooftop solar customers.

Nonprofit Nature’s Classroom Adds Sixth Solar Array

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

New England Clean Energy has completed the installation of a 68 kW, 200-panel solar energy system at nonprofit environmental education center Nature’s Classroom, marking the fifth project the two organizations have collaborated on at the center’s location in Charlton, Mass. [Read More]

Urban Grid Completes Solar For Cinemark Movie Theater

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

Maryland-based Urban Grid has completed a 655 kW solar project for a Cinemark movie theater at the Cooper Towne Center in Somerdale, N.J. Urban Grid secured a lease with National Realty & Development Corp., the building owner, for the roof [Read More]

Amazon Launches Global Rooftop Solar Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

E-retail giant Amazon has launched a new initiative to install solar panels on its fulfillment facilities around the world. The company initially plans to deploy large-scale solar systems on rooftops of more than 15 fulfillment and sortation centers in the [Read More]