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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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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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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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