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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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New Columbia Solar completes 1-MW solar project for mixed-use commercial development in Washington, D.C.
11 Jun 2021 at 4:46pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
New Columbia Solar and Trammell Crow Company, one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate developers and investors, announced their 1,029.24 kW-system has reached Authorization to Operate (ATO) from PEPCO. The two companies partnered to add a solar installation to The Shops at Dakota Crossing, a neighborhood that combines hundreds of townhomes with a “Main… The post New Columbia Solar completes 1-MW solar project for mixed-use commercial development in Washington, D.C. appeared first on Solar Power World.

DOE announces $5 million American-Made Solar Prize and new entrepreneurial networking tool
11 Jun 2021 at 12:03pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million for the American-Made Solar Prize Round 5, a competition designed to accelerate the commercialization of products needed for widespread, equitable solar energy deployment and domestic manufacturing. DOE also announced a new tool that connects innovators with support from DOE’s national labs, business incubators and other entrepreneurial… The post DOE announces $5 million American-Made Solar Prize and new entrepreneurial networking tool appeared first on Solar Power World.

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure completes 12 MW of solar projects in New York and Rhode Island
10 Jun 2021 at 7:47pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure has completed the installation of new solar projects in New York and Rhode Island totaling 12 MWDC of capacity, bringing its total operating fleet to 57 projects and 62 MW. The New York project is located in Rushford and serves over 800 household customers through New York’s NY-Sun community solar program. The… The post Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure completes 12 MW of solar projects in New York and Rhode Island appeared first on Solar Power World.

Transect software now features site selection tool for solar project development
10 Jun 2021 at 7:29pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
With developers looking for an efficient way to tackle their siting process, Transect introduces a new feature to its on-demand environmental due diligence platform that offers a systematic approach to finding the best land for project development. Transect’s Site Selection feature enables renewable developers to dynamically refine a large area of land and filter down… The post Transect software now features site selection tool for solar project development appeared first on Solar Power World.

SolarConnecticut asks governor to veto prevailing wage bill that would add costs to commercial solar
10 Jun 2021 at 4:50pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SolarConnecticut, the state’s solar industry group, is asking Governor Ned Lamont to veto SB 999, which forces solar developers and their subcontractors to pay state-ordered prevailing wage labor rates to electricians, construction workers and all site workers on projects two megawatts or larger, even if the project is not receiving subsidies, grants, loans or other… The post SolarConnecticut asks governor to veto prevailing wage bill that would add costs to commercial solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

National Grid’s new 40-MW Michigan solar portfolio now operational
10 Jun 2021 at 2:37pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
National Grid Renewables announced its 40-MW MiSolar portfolio recently began operation. It includes two Michigan solar projects, Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, located in Clinton and Monroe counties, respectively. Together with its affiliated entities, National Grid Renewables owns and operates both solar projects, and each project has a PPA with Consumers Energy. National Grid Renewables… The post National Grid’s new 40-MW Michigan solar portfolio now operational appeared first on Solar Power World.

Virginia solar advocates lobby to open net metering and PPAs to schools, municipalities in APCO territory
9 Jun 2021 at 8:11pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Local government officials and Appalachian Power Co. announced on June 9 that schools and localities in the utility’s territory will be permitted to use net metering and solar financing programs consistent with the state law under new contracts to be signed this month. This is a significant victory for the Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia… The post Virginia solar advocates lobby to open net metering and PPAs to schools, municipalities in APCO territory appeared first on Solar Power World.

Five regional solar installers combine to form new company Lumio
9 Jun 2021 at 6:58pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Five residential solar providers have combined to form a new company called Lumio. Atlantic Key Energy (Florida), Deca (Texas), LIFT Energy (Utah), Our World Energy (Arizona) and Smart Energy Today (Washington) have all joined forces to offer speedy installations across the country. “Speed is the currency of solar,” according to Lumio CEO Jonathan Gibbs. “The future… The post Five regional solar installers combine to form new company Lumio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Hecate Energy files application to build largest solar project ever in New York State
9 Jun 2021 at 3:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Hecate Energy announced that it has filed an application with the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) to construct a 500-MW solar farm in the Western New York towns of Elba and Oakfield, representing the first new application to be submitted under the state’s new permitting process for large-scale renewable projects. If… The post Hecate Energy files application to build largest solar project ever in New York State appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nautilus Solar Energy completes largest community solar project in Rhode Island
9 Jun 2021 at 2:30pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Nautilus Solar Energy and TurningPoint Energy announced the King community solar project located in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, has reached mechanical completion and will be fully operational in July. The 15.68-MWDC (12.44-MWAC) project, made of two solar arrays, collectively represents the largest community solar project in Rhode Island and will provide more than 3,000 Rhode… The post Nautilus Solar Energy completes largest community solar project in Rhode Island appeared first on Solar Power World.

First Solar will have 6 GW of domestic manufacturing capacity with third module facility in Ohio
9 Jun 2021 at 1:48pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Thin-film solar panel manufacturer First Solar announced it will invest $680 million to expand its panel manufacturing capacity in America by 3.3 GW annually. The company intends to build its third U.S. manufacturing facility in Northwest Ohio. Contingent upon permitting and state approval, the new facility is expected to begin operations in the first half… The post First Solar will have 6 GW of domestic manufacturing capacity with third module facility in Ohio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Construction begins on 9-MW solar project under new TVA distributed generation program
9 Jun 2021 at 1:04pm
by Billy Ludt
BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) broke ground Tuesday morning on a new solar farm in western Washington County, Tennessee. The 9-MWac facility will be named the Martin Solar Farm in honor of the late Ralph Martin, who served for many years as director of the local power company. As the partners… The post Construction begins on 9-MW solar project under new TVA distributed generation program appeared first on Solar Power World.


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