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U.S. Congressman Proposes Bill To Abolish The EPA

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

A newly elected congressman has proposed H.R.861, a bill that would completely eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., proposed the bill on Feb. 3. The text of the legislation has not been published on [Read More]

Utility DTE Energy Announces Renewables Program For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has announced MIGreenPower, a new program that will allow customers to buy power from Michigan wind and solar farms starting in April. “Until now, customers who wanted to use more renewable energy were limited to installing [Read More]

Vaisala Launches Ground-Based Solar Measurement Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

Vaisala, an environmental and industrial measurement company, has officially announced the availability of a ready-to-install solar weather station that the company claims provides all of the instrumentation required by solar project developers, operators and their engineering teams for best-practice resource [Read More]

Whoa! Solar Provided 1 In 50 New U.S. Jobs Last Year

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

The country’s solar workforce increased at a “historic pace” in 2016, finds the latest jobs census report from The Solar Foundation.

NREL Scientists Further Explore ‘Promise’ Of Perovskite Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 06, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) say they determined that surface recombination limits the performance of polycrystalline perovskite solar cells. According to NREL, considerable research into perovskites at the national lab and elsewhere has [Read More]

Mass. Town To See Savings With Large Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Connecticut-based Altus Power America Inc. has announced the completion of a 1.67 MW rooftop-mounted solar project in Framingham, Mass. The solar system is sited on the rooftops of the Shoppers World complex, a large retail shopping center owned by DDR [Read More]

Renewable Energy Will Power The Super Bowl

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle it out on the field this Sunday, renewable energy will power Super Bowl LI. NRG Energy Inc. and subsidiary Reliant, a retail electricity provider in Texas, have teamed up with the [Read More]

Partners Help Montgomery County Build Two Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, and Duke Energy Renewables have announced an agreement to deploy two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Md., Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. Through this public-private partnership, Montgomery County will [Read More]

SEIA Offers Universal Disclosure Form For Home Solar Buys

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

As a central component of its consumer protection initiative, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a free tool aimed at helping U.S. consumers better understand solar transactions: the SEIA Solar Purchase Disclosure. According to SEIA, the form will [Read More]

Maine PUC Issues Rule To Phase Out Solar NEM Rates

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has made a ruling to gradually phase out retail-rate net energy metering (NEM) in the state, and although it appears the commission tried to find a balanced approach to appease NEM supporters and opponents, [Read More]