Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Our 2013 Utility Solar Champion Award goes to … drumroll please … The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO).
Here’s why. The Hawaiian solar market is taking off. Just skyrocketing. Check this article out:
“In 2012, a total of 16,715 PV permits were issued [in Oahu], a figure more than 170 percent of the (more…)
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
With a PUC vote on the horizon, the final tally is in! Solar, environmental, public interest and science groups banded together to help Californians send nearly 60,000 messages asking the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to expand a popular clean energy program called net metering. (more…)
Thursday, January 26th, 2012
This week our friends at Environment California released a new report ranking California cities by the amount of solar they’ve installed. The good news?
“From Fresno to San Francisco and Clovis to Culver City, solar power is becoming a mainstream technology throughout California,” said Michelle (more…)
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
While the debate over green jobs rages on (catch up on some of the back and forth here), we’d like to stand back and thank the 100,000+ U.S. solar workers for their considerable efforts to build a clean energy economy. And in case you’re not privy to what those contributions entail: (more…)
Monday, August 29th, 2011
Ohio’s solar market is very similar to those of neighboring states in that it is premised upon a RPS solar carve-out. 0.5% of Ohio’s total electricity supply by 2024, that is; half of which must be derived from in-state solar resources.
As we reported on back in March, there has been (more…)
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
Late last week New York lawmakers went home for the summer without passing the NY Solar Jobs Act that we all worked so hard to advance. Friends, we are disappointed that we don’t have a brand new big solar program to celebrate, but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about a bright future for (more…)
Friday, June 24th, 2011
OPEL Solar Asia (OSA), a supplier of high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar panels and other solar power products earlier this week announced a second deal for its HCPV panels and dual axis trackers in China.
The company signed an agreement with a second of (more…)
Friday, June 17th, 2011
In a proposed decision issued on June 14, the California Public Utilities Commission is proposing to expand Virtual Net Metering, a program currently being piloted with Multi-Family Affordable Housing, to all multi-tenant buildings. How does this work, and why is it important? (more…)
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
As more reliable data are released over last year’s photovoltaics installations figures, the picture of solar market’s growth is getting clearer. The latest information gathered from the World’s top markets have been summarized by EPIA (the European Photovoltaic Industry Association) in their (more…)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Help New York go solar! Tell your state lawmakers that you support the Solar Jobs Act today — S.4178 & A.5713 (View bill text here)
With rising electricity needs, plenty of sunshine, and a local workforce primed for green jobs, New York has what it takes to lead the new solar economy. But (more…)