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New York increased its Solar Power use almost 800%

During the past 5 years, NY has increased it’s energy use of solar by nearly 800%. As solar has begun to become one of the cheapest sources of new energy, the decision for consumers to switch energy sources is not just a green or environmental decision but rather a fiscally conservative one. This article in […]

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Solar Power is Exploding in New York

In a recent online article (click here for article) Governor Cuomo boasts of New York’s explosive solar growth in large thanks to both public and private sector access to capital. “According to the governor’s office, the megawatts of solar power installed throughout the state increased by 795 percent over the last five years.” The continued […]

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Envision America 2017 Cities Announced

Envision America 2017 has just announced this year’s participants in its Smart City initiative. The following cities have been selected to participate in a workshop hosted in Charlotte, NC from March 6-8, 2017, they include: Jackson, MS; San Antonio, TX; Wichita, KS; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; Detroit, MI; Chula Vista, CA; Greensboro, NC; Kansas City, […]

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NV Energy Announces Agreement with Apple

NV Energy and Apple announced today they have reached an agreement to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. The projects will support Apple’s renewable energy needs for its Reno data center. In the coming weeks, NV Energy will file an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to […]

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PSEG Solar Source Acquires Two Solar Projects

PSEG Solar Source today announced it has acquired two North Carolina solar facilities from BayWa r.e., with a total capacity of 47 MWs-dc, representing a total investment of $74.6 million. The PSEG Cork Oak Solar Energy Center and the PSEG Sunflower Solar Energy Center are under construction and scheduled to begin operation later this year. The […]

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Canadian Solar Announces Commercial Operation of Two Solar Photovoltaic Projects in California

Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world’s largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has reached commercial operation of the adjacent 100 MWac/131 MWp Astoria and 75 MWac/100 MWp Astoria 2 solar projects located in Kern County, California. “With the help of our trusted partners, the Astoria projects will […]

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Wuxi Suntech Announced Breakthrough in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cell PERC Technology

Suntech, one of the world’s leading solar modules manufacturers recently announced that its highest mass production conversion efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cell has reached 20%. In recent years, Wuxi Suntech devotes to the technical innovation to improve the conversion efficiency of solar cells. On April 2015, its high-efficiency monocrystalline solar module “HyPro” module was launched […]

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Sunnova Expands Zero-Money-Down Solar Ownership Program

Sunnova, a market leader in residential solar services, today announced the expansion of its EZ Own Loan, allowing homeowners to own their solar power system with no out-of-pocket expenses for down payments or maintenance. “The EZ Own Loan allows Sunnova to provide more homeowners with the option to choose solar and lower their electricity costs,” […]

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California Company Hopes for Revolution Offering Flexible Light-Weight Solar Panels

A California-based solar energy company called Sunflare is offering solar panels it hopes will help innovate the industry. After years of research and development, Sunflare says it’s the first company to successfully mass produced light, flexible, and affordable copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar panels that can be installed with ease on practically any surface. At long […]

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US Solar Installations in Q4 Shattered all Previous Solar Photovoltaic Records

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic (PV) installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts (MW) of solar PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year, a rate of one […]

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