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Solar Energy in Oregon, Washington Projected to Make Big Gains

April 14, 2015 - 1:49pm
Powered by growing residential and commercial markets, the neighboring states of Oregon and Washington are set to make significant gains this year in new solar installations, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. “In Washington, solar growth this year is projected to triple, while Oregon is expected to more than quadruple,” said Rhone Resch, president ...
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Solar companies say legislation would drive them out of state

April 14, 2015 - 8:42am
Published: Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:01 a.m. It's a popular new way to bring solar panels to homes of middle-class families who often feel they can't afford them.
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Solar companies say legislation would drive them out of state

April 14, 2015 - 7:24am
Published: Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:01 a.m. It's a popular new way to bring solar panels to homes of middle-class families who often feel they can't afford them.
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XsunX Begins Build Out on Two Large Commercial Solar Projects

April 14, 2015 - 4:56am
XsunX, Inc. , a leading solar power solutions provider, announced today that it has begun the build out on two large commercial solar projects, totaling nearly 300 kW in size, and expected to provide over ...
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Suniva Powers Award Winning Solar Project in Vermont

April 14, 2015 - 4:30am
Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that it is powering a first of its kind solar photovoltaic system with battery storage for Green Mountain Power , a utility company in Rutland, Vermont.
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Home Energy Systems Energizes Third Virtual Net Metering (VNM) Apartment Community

April 13, 2015 - 11:31pm
1,648 Panel, 539 kW Solar Energy System to Provide Clean Energy To 254 Tenants of Aquatera Luxury Apartments (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/aquatera/VNM/prweb12646307.htm
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SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart Thermostats

April 13, 2015 - 7:42pm
California already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there's a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.
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Popular State Incentive Helps to Drive Louisiana Solar Growth

April 13, 2015 - 3:19pm
Powered by a rapidly-growing residential market, Louisiana became a Top 20 solar state for the first time last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). It was the fifth straight year that Louisiana showed strong growth in solar installations. (PRWeb April 13, 2015) Read the full story at http ...
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New Residential Energy Storage System for Solar and Smart Home Connectivity

April 13, 2015 - 5:12am
JuiceBox Energy, Inc. announces availability of a new 8.6kWh lithium-ion energy storage system for solar energy storage and smart home connectivity. With this product release, JuiceBox enters the rapidly growing residential energy storage market with a safe and reliable, web-connected product that can be installed on new and existing solar energy installations. (PRWeb April 13, 2015) Read the ...
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Gridlocked by the power grid: Why Hawaii’s solar energy industry is at a crossroads

April 11, 2015 - 7:33am
Watch Video | Listen to the Audio MIKE TAIBBI: They’re everywhere on Oahu: on the roofs of businesses, libraries, and one house after another. The amount of rooftop solar now accounts for 12 percent of the electric utility’s users. That’s more than 20 times the national average. It’s by far the highest penetration of individual rooftop solar in the country. But in this tropical state, where the ...
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Buffalo Niagara region has ‘admirable’ showing for solar power

April 10, 2015 - 8:58pm
By national standards, the Buffalo Niagara region is a pretty sluggish market for solar energy. But compared with other big cities in the northeastern U.S., the Buffalo Niagara region is far from a laggard.
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Buffalo Niagara region has ‘admirable’ showing for solar power

April 10, 2015 - 5:16pm
By national standards, the Buffalo Niagara region is a pretty sluggish market for solar energy. But compared with other big cities in the northeastern U.S., the Buffalo Niagara region is far from a laggard.
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Indiana Shows Impressive Growth in Solar Installations

April 10, 2015 - 9:19am
Powered by a robust utility-scale market, Indiana ranked 14th in the nation in installed solar capacity last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. “To put the state’s solar growth in some context, the 112 MW of solar PV installed today in Indiana is nearly as much as the entire country had installed by 2004,” said Rhone Resch, president and CEO ...
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Gov. Inslee praises five “Solar Communities”

April 9, 2015 - 11:25am
Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island, and Seattle recognized for increasing residential solar energy installations through reduced costs, streamlined permitting
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The solar price revolution

April 9, 2015 - 5:51am
A silent revolution is under way. In November, Dubai announced the construction of a solar energy park that will produce electricity for less than $0.06 per kilowatt-hour — undercutting the cost of the alternative investment option, a gas or coal-fired power plant.
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UK maximum summer power demand to be lowest ever-National Grid

April 9, 2015 - 5:11am
Electricity demand on Britain's grid is likely to peak at 37.5 gigawatts (GW) this summer, the lowest ever forecast, due to increased private use of solar installations, National Grid said on Thursday. Solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity almost doubled to 4.4 GW by February this year, from 2.4 GW in February last year, National Grid said in its summer market outlook. The grid operator is expecting ...
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IHI Corporation to Deploy 1366 Technologies’ Direct Wafers in New Solar Installations

April 9, 2015 - 5:00am
1366 Technologies today announced that IHI Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, IHI Plant Construction Co., Ltd, will use the company’s Direct Wafers® in two new solar installations in Japan.
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Solar industry squares off with Warren Buffett and NV Energy

April 9, 2015 - 1:13am
One of Warren Buffett’s senior vice presidents at Berkshire Hathaway Energy — NV Energy’s parent company — warned of the dangers of rooftop solar at an energy conference in July. His message was clear: Rooftop solar programs cut into utility profits. Nine months later, Nevada’s burgeoning rooftop solar industry, 6,000 jobs and carbon-free energy production are facing a roadblock. The impasse is ...
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Governor praises Kirkland, others for increasing solar energy installations

April 8, 2015 - 2:20pm
Gov. Jay Inslee today proclaimed the cities of Bellevue, Edmonds, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Seattle “Northwest Solar Communities,” acknowledging their various initiatives that have increased residential solar installations by nearly 200 percent since 2013.
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Colorado Shows Growth in Residential, Commercial Solar Installations

April 8, 2015 - 12:50pm
Led by solid growth in both the residential and commercial markets, Colorado ranked 13th in the nation in installed solar capacity last year, according to the recently-released U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review. “To put the state’s solar growth in some context, the 398 MW of solar PV installed today in Colorado is nearly as much as the entire country had installed by 2006,” said ...
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