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Long Island Solar: Solar continues to boast hidden benefits

Shock the System Solar power has many obvious benefits. From immediately reducing your monthly electric bill to helping the environment, people elect to adopt solar for myriad reasons. The hidden reasons to go solar are perhaps some of the most intriguing factors that help to drive the market. Independence is more than an American motif. It […]

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New York Solar boasts 1,000 percent solar growth since 2011.

New York boasts 1,000 percent solar growth, tobacco fields to host solar?

Solar’s Next Stop America’s booming solar market continues to take surprising new turns as its growth permeates new and (sometimes) unexpected markets. Its next potential turn? Tobacco fields. A study conducted by Michigan Technological University concludes that tobacco farms that substitute their crop-based farms with solar arrays can increase profits due to increased solar accessibility […]

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Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria in late-2017. Solar stands to assist recovery efforts.

Puerto Rico leans on solar to help rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Weeks after Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria devastated the United States territory Puerto Rico in September 2017. Maria left thousands of Puerto Ricans without access to clean water, food or electricity. Political tensions took centerstage after the hurricane as Puerto Ricans and celebrities called for greater federal assistance. Crowdsourcing to Make a Difference […]

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President Donald Trump is set to decide on Solar Section 201 this week.

The Solar Section 201 decision will come with controversy

Solar Section 201 decision worries solar employers President Donald Trump will this week make a decision on Solar Section 201, one of the most important tariff decisions the industry has faced. The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) in late 2017 recommended tariffs on Chinese-imported solar technologies up to 35 percent. President Trump and the […]

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New York Solar Roundup: Petco Park will make the switch to solar.

New York Solar Roundup: Solar Section 201 decision coming ‘soon’

New York Solar Roundup examines the latest solar-industry news and promotes action on causes that will assist in its growth. Donald Trump’s Tariff Decision Looms Nearly 90 percent of United States solar installations utilize imported panels — most of which are Chinese. The United States International Trade Commission in 2017 recommended 35 percent tariffs on […]

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Interior Chair Ryan Zinke's inaction led to Tony Knowles' and eight other members of the NPAAB to resign.

Nine members of National Park Association resign

Resignation Chair of the National Parks Association Advisory Board Tony Knowles resigned from his post after months of inaction from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Eight other members of the board followed suit. Only three board’s original 12 members remain. The National Parks Association Advisory Board is a bipartisan board that was appointed by President Barack […]

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United States Department of Energy Rick Perry

United States energy policies fall behind other nations

The United States is a beautiful country with massive solar capabilities. Yet solar’s potential in the United States is being threatened by the federal government. States have created groundbreaking support for solar investment and infrastructure. While California leads the country with nearly one-third of the nation’s solar production, other states are quickly gaining ground. New […]

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The NAACP announced its Solar Energy Initiative in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

NAACP launches Solar Equity Initiative for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Jan. 13 launched the Solar Equity Initiative in observance of Dr. Martin Luther Jr. day. The Solar Equity Initiative is, “…a civil rights economic and environmental justice initiative to connect 30+ communities of color and low income across the nation with solar energy infrastructure […]

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A solar array is finished via New York State Solar.

New York State Solar wants to help Long Island

New York State Solar works with state and federal agencies, community advocates, local installers, and philanthropic organizations to help Long Island make the easy transition to solar. Who are we? We are a group of passionate Long Island residents dedicated to building its future. We believe that solar energy is a gateway to energy self-sufficiency […]

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President Donald J. Trump participates in a Veterans Executive Order Signing Tuesday January 9, 2018, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

New York solar roundup: President Trump set to vote on crucial solar tariffs

Trump will soon decide on solar-imposing taxes President Donald Trump has until Jan. 26 to decide whether he will approve tariffs on imported crystalline photovoltaic panels that could see Asian-imported solar technologies increase by up to 35 percent. The tariffs were recommended by the United States International Trade Commission Experts believe the tariffs will burden a […]

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