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California Assembly Passes Bill To Extend Solar Thermal Incentives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

By a vote of 48 to 22, the California State Assembly has passed A.B.797, a bill that would extend consumer incentives for solar thermal technologies. According to the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), the bill is part of the [Read More]

Minn. Reps Vote To End Solar Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

In a 76-49 vote on Thursday, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed H.F.235, a bill that would eliminate the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. Launched in 2013, the 10-year incentive program helps residents, businesses and communities fund new solar PV [Read More]

ANU Researchers Claim Solar Thermal Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 23, 2016

The Australian National University (ANU) says its scientists have set a world record for efficiency for a solar thermal dish generating steam that could be used for power stations. The team designed and built a new receiver for the solar [Read More]

Solar Thermal Legislation Advances In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 14, 2016

In a 10-2 vote on Wednesday, the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee passed A.B.2460, a bill that would expand consumer incentives for rooftop solar thermal technologies. “I am pleased the committee took the important step of moving this bill [Read More]