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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 2:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […] The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
7 Sep 2019 at 11:05pm
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […] The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 4:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […] The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 4:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […] The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 4:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […] The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 2:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […] The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 3:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […] The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 11:15am
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […] The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 5:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […] The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […] The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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U.S. International Trade Commission recommends extension of solar tariffs
24 Nov 2021 at 5:02pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Today, the U.S. International Trade Commission recommended an extension of Section 201 global safeguard tariffs on solar cells and modules. President Biden now has discretion to take this recommendation into consideration and make a final decision. In a bulletin, the USITC said the relief “continues to be necessary for U.S. industry producing crystalline silicon photovoltaic… The post U.S. International Trade Commission recommends extension of solar tariffs appeared first on Solar Power World.

Canadian Solar expands energy storage offerings with CATL partnership
24 Nov 2021 at 1:15pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Canadian Solar announced that its subsidiary CSI Solar signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), a global provider of new energy innovative technologies. According to the agreement, CSI Solar and CATL will establish a strategic partnership to cooperate holistically in the areas of battery storage system solutions, supply of… The post Canadian Solar expands energy storage offerings with CATL partnership appeared first on Solar Power World.

Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering
23 Nov 2021 at 8:07pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. Republican Sen. Jennifer Bradley introduced SB 1024, which aims to “revise and provide legislative findings relating to the redesign… The post Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering appeared first on Solar Power World.

Renewables made up 87.6% of new electrical generating capacity for first 3 quarters of 2021
23 Nov 2021 at 1:05pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data recently released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), solar, wind and other renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower) dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity additions during the first three-quarters of 2021. FERC’s latest monthly “Energy Infrastructure Update” report (with data through September… The post Renewables made up 87.6% of new electrical generating capacity for first 3 quarters of 2021 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Verogy installs 835 kW of solar across Connecticut school district
22 Nov 2021 at 8:09pm
by Billy Ludt
Solar energy developer Verogy completed solar projects at three city schools in West Haven, Connecticut. The 1,888 panels comprising West Haven’s three projects will produce approximately 969,685 kWh of renewable energy in their first year. West Haven and Verogy made a power purchase agreement (PPA) that makes it possible for West Haven to purchase electricity… The post Verogy installs 835 kW of solar across Connecticut school district appeared first on Solar Power World.

West Virginia utilities plan to build 50 MW of solar thanks to new state policy
22 Nov 2021 at 7:58pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Mon Power and Potomac Edison, subsidiaries of FirstEnergy, have submitted an application to the Public Service Commission of West Virginia for approval to build five utility-scale solar energy projects throughout the companies’ West Virginia service territory. Together, the facilities would generate 50 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to help make West Virginia more attractive for… The post West Virginia utilities plan to build 50 MW of solar thanks to new state policy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Real estate company partners with Safari Energy to develop solar portfolio
22 Nov 2021 at 3:16pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Nuveen Real Estate, one of the largest real estate managers globally, announced it has partnered with Safari Energy to develop the company’s own solar resources. After pledging to make all existing and future assets carbon-neutral by 2040, Nuveen is targeting to offset 90% of its energy use with solar. “Having a partner like Safari Energy… The post Real estate company partners with Safari Energy to develop solar portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

U.S. Army tests Eaton solar microgrid controller on Texas base
22 Nov 2021 at 2:21pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Power management company Eaton, in partnership with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL), and the Department of Public Works at Fort Hood, Texas, demonstrated a microgrid’s ability to operate Fort Hood’s Robert Gray Army Airfield independently from the utility grid. The effort is the result of grants… The post U.S. Army tests Eaton solar microgrid controller on Texas base appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lightsource bp orders several gigawatts of First Solar PV modules
22 Nov 2021 at 1:52pm
by Billy Ludt
Lightsource bp signed a multi-year order for up to 5.4 GW of First Solar‘s thin-film photovoltaic solar modules anticipating a multi-gigawatt portfolio of solar projects over the next few years. Lightsource bp has agreed to procure up to 4.3-GWDC of modules for its U.S. utility-scale projects, and bp will procure up to 1.1 GWDC to… The post Lightsource bp orders several gigawatts of First Solar PV modules appeared first on Solar Power World.

Industry groups create hub to advance solar development on farmland
19 Nov 2021 at 1:52pm
by Billy Ludt
In less than a decade, solar installations are expected to cover more than 3 million acres of the United States, creating a big opportunity to pair solar with agricultural land to produce food, conserve ecosystems, create renewable energy, increase pollinator habitat and maximize farm revenue. The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), a nonprofit focused… The post Industry groups create hub to advance solar development on farmland appeared first on Solar Power World.

Consumers Energy proposes nearly 400 MW of new solar projects in Michigan
18 Nov 2021 at 8:17pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Consumers Energy announced agreements to add almost 400 megawatts of clean energy from three Michigan solar projects in southern central Michigan. The solar developments are part of the company’s Clean Energy Plan to dramatically increase renewable energy, eliminate coal as a fuel source for electricity by 2025 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.… The post Consumers Energy proposes nearly 400 MW of new solar projects in Michigan appeared first on Solar Power World.

DSD, Solar Optimum to develop 522-kW solar array for California manufacturer
18 Nov 2021 at 4:13pm
by Kelly Pickerel
DSD Renewables has partnered with Solar Optimum to develop a 522-kW rooftop solar project for Molding Corporation of America, a full-service custom injection molding company based in Pacoima, California. The installation, which DSD will own and operate long-term, is expected to be operational in 2022. “Molding Corporation of America has grown into one of the… The post DSD, Solar Optimum to develop 522-kW solar array for California manufacturer appeared first on Solar Power World.


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