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IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance A Boon For Developers

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA),...
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NextStep Electric Rolls Out Snow-Removal Product For Solar Panels

Colorado-based start-up NextStep Electric Inc. has launched a new product for melting snow off solar panels. In partnership with STEP Heat, the company has introduced...
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New York Lays Out Plan For Accelerating Energy Storage

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the release of New York's Energy Storage Roadmap, which is designed to support the governor's energy storage...
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California Announces Solar Programs For Disadvantaged Communities

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. First, the...
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EIA: Nearly 25% Of Scheduled U.S. Solar Didn’t Come Online In 2017

About 3.9 GW of utility-scale solar PV capacity was completed as scheduled last year, while 1.2 GW was delayed to 2018 or beyond, according...
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Maryland PSC Chairman Departing On June 30

W. Kevin Hughes, chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission (MSC), has announced his departure from the commission at the end of his term...
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Roadmap Outlines How Nevada’s Governor Can Grow Clean Energy Sector

The Clean Energy Project (CEP) and the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) have created a policy roadmap outlining how Nevada can grow as a clean...
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Solar Monitoring Solutions Providers Form Global Partnership

AlsoEnergy, a provider of solar monitoring solutions in North America, has teamed with skytron energy, a European provider of solar monitoring solutions. The strategic partnership...
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New Finance Exchange Connects Solar Developers With Lenders

Open Energy, a solar financing solutions provider, has launched a lending exchange for commercial-scale solar developers and installers. The Open Energy Finance Exchange gives developers...
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New U.S. Senate Bill Would Help Veterans Secure Jobs In Clean Energy

A newly introduced bipartisan bill aims to help U.S. veterans gain training and credentials to secure jobs in the fast-growing sectors of the low-...
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New York Solar Company Arrives On The West Coast

New York-based YSG Solar has announced its entrance in the California market. This month, the solar system design and installation company is opening a new...
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EDF Sells Interests In 588 MW Solar And Wind Portfolio

EDF Renewables has signed purchase and sale agreements with PGGM Infrastructure Fund for several U.S. wind and solar projects. PGGM - a cooperative Dutch pension fund...