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Lawmakers advance bills to revive solar industry in Nevada - News & Observer

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 6:32pm

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Lawmakers advance bills to revive solar industry in Nevada
News & Observer
Other measures would require solar companies to make contracts clearer, allow multiple homes to share solar energy and speed up the state's move to renewables. State law currently directs NV Energy and any other providers to generate 20 percent of ...
GUEST COLUMN: State solar legislation can bring benefits to veteransSCNow

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Lawmakers Advance Bills to Revive Solar Industry in Nevada - U.S. News & World Report

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 6:26pm

U.S. News & World Report

Lawmakers Advance Bills to Revive Solar Industry in Nevada
U.S. News & World Report
Assembly Bill 270 would immediately revert the solar benefit to the energy's retail value per kilowatt hour — a favorable rate compared to the progressively decreasing levels Nevada utility regulators implemented in late 2015. Last year, regulators ...
GUEST COLUMN: State solar legislation can bring benefits to veteransSCNow

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School sees solar panels as bright idea - ABC6OnYourSide.com

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 3:26pm

School sees solar panels as bright idea
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CENTERBURG, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — While a new store coming to the Polaris area plans on using its rooftop solar array to light its showroom and power its equipment, a school district just a half-mile up the road has been in the solar energy business for ...

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Wabash Valley Power installing new solar park in Peru - Kokomo Tribune

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 1:51pm

Kokomo Tribune

Wabash Valley Power installing new solar park in Peru
Kokomo Tribune
The solar farm will consist of 2,040 panels and produce 540 kilowatts of energy, which enough to power around 80 averaged sized homes for a year. The company is leasing 3.5 acres of land from Miami-Cass REMC to build the park, which will be located ...

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Indiana House passes a bill designed to cripple the state's growing rooftop solar industry - ThinkProgress

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 1:09pm

ThinkProgress

Indiana House passes a bill designed to cripple the state's growing rooftop solar industry
ThinkProgress
The Indiana House voted Tuesday for a bill that opponents say will cripple the state's solar industry. If enacted, the bill would reduce the amount solar power users are compensated for routing unused electricity back on the grid. Over the next five ...
Indiana House passes bill to cut solar panel incentivesThe Herald-Times (subscription)

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Bankruptcies Give Vivint Solar and Sunrun a New Opening in Residential Solar - Madison.com

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 5:38am

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Bankruptcies Give Vivint Solar and Sunrun a New Opening in Residential Solar
Madison.com
The residential solar industry in the U.S. is up for grabs and there could be a new opportunity for Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) and Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) to grab market share. Sungevity and Verengo Solar recently went bankrupt and NRG Home is exiting the ...

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Bankruptcies Give Vivint Solar and Sunrun a New Opening in Residential Solar - Motley Fool

Solar Home News - April 5, 2017 - 4:15am

Motley Fool

Bankruptcies Give Vivint Solar and Sunrun a New Opening in Residential Solar
Motley Fool
The residential solar industry in the U.S. is up for grabs and there could be a new opportunity for Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) and Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) to grab market share. Sungevity and Verengo Solar recently went bankrupt and NRG Home is exiting the ...

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Community solar now available in Scottsbluff - Scottsbluff Star Herald

Solar Home News - April 4, 2017 - 3:35pm

Scottsbluff Star Herald

Community solar now available in Scottsbluff
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Rajewich said NPPD customers in Scottsbluff can take up to 80 percent of their annual energy consumption and place it into solar shares, equivalent to 150 kilowatt-hours. The average home uses about 1,200 kilowatt-hours every month. Since solar power ...

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$1.5M Solar Paneled Mount Helix Home Offers 30-Foot Ceilings, Pools, Privacy: Wow House - Patch.com

Solar Home News - April 4, 2017 - 8:25am

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$1.5M Solar Paneled Mount Helix Home Offers 30-Foot Ceilings, Pools, Privacy: Wow House
Patch.com
$1.5M Solar Paneled Mount Helix Home Offers 30-Foot Ceilings, Pools, Privacy: Wow House. You don't want to miss the photos of this week's Wow House, which features multiple water features, spas and architectural details.

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Missouri House nears vote on bill allowing utilities to raise rooftop solar fees - Utility Dive

Solar Home News - April 4, 2017 - 5:52am

Utility Dive

Missouri House nears vote on bill allowing utilities to raise rooftop solar fees
Utility Dive
The Missouri House of Representatives is expected to vote next week on a bill allowing utilities to boost fixed charges for rooftop solar customers by as much as 75%, though renewables advocates warn the decision could drive jobs out of the state.

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Powell High School's solar energy project takes home first place ... - KTVQ Billings News

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 8:40pm

KTVQ Billings News

Powell High School's solar energy project takes home first place ...
KTVQ Billings News
Q2 News, KTVQ, is the CBS affiliate in Billings, Montana and is your source for continuing news coverage, and the latest sports and weather updates.

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Go Green: Passive Solar Design - 5280 | The Denver Magazine

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 8:23pm

5280 | The Denver Magazine

Go Green: Passive Solar Design
5280 | The Denver Magazine
Even diehard Instagrammers admit it: Sometimes the best design is in what you don't see. Such is the case with passive solar design, an approach to building that—in a nutshell—uses a house's site, climate, and materials to absorb the sun's energy on ...

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Powell High School's solar energy project takes home first place, April's contenders introduced - KTVQ Billings News

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 5:06pm

KTVQ Billings News

Powell High School's solar energy project takes home first place, April's contenders introduced
KTVQ Billings News
Last month, KTVQ introduced three area schools participating in March's One School at a Time contest. Powell High School took first place with a solar energy project. In second place was Hardin Primary and their food pantry. And Billings Central High ...

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A Company Just Announced That Tesla Will Be Included in All of ... - Futurism

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 3:19pm

Inhabitat

A Company Just Announced That Tesla Will Be Included in All of ...
Futurism
The Tesla Powerwall will now become a standard feature for houses built by Australian home builder company Arden Homes. It's a setup that will help cut the ...
Australian home builder to include a Tesla Powerwall in every new ...Inhabitat

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Solar Industry Has Bright Outlook, Despite Trump's Climate Change Executive Order - KJZZ

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 10:00am

Solar Industry Has Bright Outlook, Despite Trump's Climate Change Executive Order
KJZZ
She credits technology and the rapidly falling price of solar. But policies in the state have also helped. Many solar customers are reimbursed for the extra power they produce and more than a decade ago Arizona set a goal that 15 percent of its energy ...

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Manitoban shines light on solar energy with $1.83 hydro bill - CBC.ca

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 7:18am

CBC.ca

Manitoban shines light on solar energy with $1.83 hydro bill
CBC.ca
When Heather Bishop looks at the long row of solar panels installed in the yard of her rural southern Manitoba home, she sees not only an impressive setup, but an investment in the future. "Every time I drive into the yard, it catches me again, and it ...

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The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home [Infographic] - Greener Ideal (blog)

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 4:37am

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The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home [Infographic]
Greener Ideal (blog)
Check out this infographic from Renewable Energy Corporation for a good look at the many benefits – environmental and economic – that you should know about when deciding to go solar. The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home Infographic ...
India, Bangladesh Together Hold 97% Renewable Energy MarketNews18
Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017 - IRENAIRENA

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The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home [Infographic] - Greener Ideal (blog)

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 4:37am

The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home [Infographic]
Greener Ideal (blog)
Check out this infographic from Renewable Energy Corporation for a good look at the many benefits – environmental and economic – that you should know about when deciding to go solar. The Many Benefits of Going Solar at Home Infographic ...
White House aims to slash funding for renewable energy research hubMidwest Energy News

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Want solar panels, but can't afford them? Cook County's working to set up co-ops - Chicago Tribune

Solar Home News - April 3, 2017 - 3:01am

Chicago Tribune

Want solar panels, but can't afford them? Cook County's working to set up co-ops
Chicago Tribune
Part of the legislation, which takes effect in June, calls for 200 community solar projects — enough to power about 23,000 homes — to be developed over the next few years. It also will provide incentives to low- and moderate-income households and ...

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SOLAR HINGHAM: Making the solar process easy - Wicked Local Hingham

Solar Home News - April 2, 2017 - 8:28am

Wicked Local Hingham

SOLAR HINGHAM: Making the solar process easy
Wicked Local Hingham
If you have considered adding residential solar power to your home, Solar Hingham is here to help. An initiative of 350 Massachusetts South Shore and powered by volunteers, the purpose of Solar Hingham is to make the process easy, and encourage ...

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