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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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Long Island Solar Roundup

Tearing Down Trees To Go Solar? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic investment in clean and renewable energy is not without some arenas of debate. Long Island environmental activist groups like the Long Island Pine Barrens Society and The Central Pine Barrens Joint Planning Society are looking for alternative sites for solar farms in lieu […]

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New York Solar Adirondack

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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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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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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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 State Solar is an organization dedicated to helping the state reach its energy goals by 2030.

My New York State Solar experience

There’s an unspeakable reward to working for New York State Solar. Working in the solar industry is something that I now deeply cherish. As a media studies and social justice graduate student at Queens College, working in an environment that actively feels like I’m contributing to society is a huge part of the lure. A […]

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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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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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