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New York makes historic commitment to 26 solar projects

New York earlier this year boasted one of its largest clean energy achievements when Governor Cuomo announced it achieved 1,000 percent solar growth from 2011-17. The Empire State is ready to kick-off the spring in serious fashion: Its largest commitment to community solar yet. New York announced a $1.4 billion dollar investment package with a […]

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Will steel tariffs impact American solar? Implications of Solar Section 201

Steel Tariffs A Second Impact? President Donald Trump in January approved portions of Solar Section 201, which implemented a 30 percent tax on imported solar goods. The tariff is expected to slow the United States’ solar industry, but it is not the only tariff that stands to impact solar companies. President Trump last week announced […]

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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)

Where does New York’s solar industry stand?

The United States of America is greatly bolstered by the solar industry. What benefits does the industry boast? Homeowners immediately reduce their carbon footprint and help combat climate change. Homeowners see immediate savings through locking in their energy costs and taking control of their production. Communities are supported through dynamic new jobs. The United States […]

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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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President Jimmy Cater speaks with his grandson.

American Presidents and Solar Energy

The United States of America today celebrates President George Washington’s 286th birthday. The President paved the way for Americans during the Revolutionary War and gained the country’s independence. Nearly three centuries later, America continues to prosper. 45 presidents have been elected following the standard Washington set, and many have contributed to a new sector of […]

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The great incentive for New York residents to go solar

The New York solar industry is booming. Governor Andrew Cuomo last week announced 1,000 percent solar growth since 2011. New York: By The Numbers New York’s solar growth is a major investment and upside to the state’s longevity. The Solar Energy Industries Association in 2016 published New York’s rankings against the country. New York ranks […]

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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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Solar farm at the University of California, Davis. Robotic washer moves along panel Photovoltaic.

New York Solar Roundup: United Renewable Energy to open new plant

New Solar Factory To Open In United States United Renewable Energy (URE), a Georgia-based engineering, procurement, and construction company that develops photovoltaic technologies, this morning announced plans to open a new photovoltaic plant in the United States. URE will invest up to $16.9 million to create the new facility. The facility projects to produce between […]

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Section 201 will have a major impact on domestic solar panel production.

Reactions and implications of Solar Section 201

President Donald Trump on Tuesday imposed 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels, a move many experts decreed would hurt the United State solar industry. The United States International Trade Commission recommended tariffs up to 35 percent on imported solar panels. President Trump settled for slightly less. Vice chair of the Georgia Chapter of the Solar […]

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Donald Trump approved Solar Section 201 on Jan. 22.

President Donald Trump approves 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels

Solar Section 201 approved President Donald Trump on Monday imposed a 30 percent tariff on imported solar panels, per the recommendation of The United States International Trade Commission. The decision will most greatly impact China, whom President Trump promised to be hard on during his campaign. The Chinese government heavily subsidizes its solar industry to […]

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