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Maryland Seeks Applicants For Solar Canopy Grant Program

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is accepting grant applications until Friday, Sept. 7, for its FY19 Parking Lot Solar PV Canopy with EV Charger Grant...
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Denver Shoots For 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has unveiled the city's 80x50 Climate Action Plan, which includes a goal of transitioning Denver to 100% clean, renewable electricity...

U.S. Solar Has Grown 39-Fold In Last Decade

From 2008 through 2017, there was a 39-fold growth in annual solar generation, representing an increase of 75,123 GWh, according to a new report...
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New York Expands Community Solar Opportunities For Low-Income Households

The New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced it is making it easier for low-income electricity customers to participate in community distributed generation...
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Pennsylvania Looks To Significantly Up Its Solar Generation

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is inviting the public to review and provide comments on Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future, a draft plan of...
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With The Help Of Renewables, California Emissions Fall Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced a significant milestone for the state: Greenhouse-gas (GHG) pollution in California has fallen below 1990 levels...
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New Hampshire’s Capital Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

On Monday, the city council of Concord, N.H., voted unanimously to establish a goal of transitioning the city to 100% clean and renewable energy,...
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Duke Energy Introduces New Solar Initiatives In North Carolina

This month, Duke Energy is introducing two solar energy programs in North Carolina. Applications are now being accepted from customers interested in Duke Energy's five-year,...
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Solar Policy Proposals Fizzle Out In South Carolina

In a move being denounced by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the South Carolina legislature has decided to leave out two solar-friendly policies on...
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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...