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German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid - Nasdaq

May 1, 2017 - 11:05pm

German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid
Nasdaq
AS> and solar battery maker Sonnen GmbH have launched a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic (PV) systems to help iron out imbalances on Germany's power network. TenneT and Sonnen's e-Services subsidiary aim to sign up 6,000 household PV ...

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House tax panel advances bill to help solar panel buyers, address ... - The Advocate

May 1, 2017 - 4:12pm

The Advocate

House tax panel advances bill to help solar panel buyers, address ...
The Advocate
A House committee advanced legislation Monday that would fulfill the state's promises to solar panel buyers whose tax credits were denied because of the way ...
Solar energy tax credits see new light in Louisiana Legislature ...NOLA.com

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German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid - Nasdaq

May 1, 2017 - 2:25pm

German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid
Nasdaq
AS> and solar panel maker Sonnen GmbH have launched a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic (PV) systems to help iron out imbalances on Germany's power network. TenneT and Sonnen's e-Services subsidiary aim to sign up 6,000 household PV ...

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Bill would open door for subscription-based community solar projects - Pamplin Media Group

May 1, 2017 - 2:11pm

Pamplin Media Group

Bill would open door for subscription-based community solar projects
Pamplin Media Group
Oregon solar energy lobbyists say Hillsboro is a good example of how green energy can go viral. Researchers from Yale University found, once one home in a neighborhood in the Bay Area added solar panels, other homes nearby would soon follow -- like flu ...
Indiana's governor just signed a law that will cripple the state's solar industryThinkProgress
Indiana governor curtails solar panel incentiveSalt Lake Tribune
Hoosiers petition Holcomb to veto anti-solar billPV-Tech

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Dominion touts bigger commitment to solar in long-term power plan - Richmond.com

May 1, 2017 - 2:03pm

Richmond.com

Dominion touts bigger commitment to solar in long-term power plan
Richmond.com
The plan calls for the addition of 3,200 megawatts of solar-powered generation in the next 15 years and 5,200 megawatts over 25 years, with solar eventually generating enough electricity to serve more than 1.3 million homes when the sun is shining.
Dominion Announces Expansion of Renewable EnergyNBC 29 News
Dominion plans to add more solar to its energy mixWSET

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These 5 Celebs Are Big Solar Buffs - EcoWatch

May 1, 2017 - 10:25am

EcoWatch

These 5 Celebs Are Big Solar Buffs
EcoWatch
Forty years ago, the total global installation of solar was around two megawatts, enough to power around 330 homes. Today, it's closer to 224,000 megawatts. (You do the math!) And as you might expect, the more the price falls, the more attractive it ...

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Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in Darfur Donate Solar Equipment ... - AllAfrica.com

April 30, 2017 - 9:56pm

Rwandan Police Peacekeepers in Darfur Donate Solar Equipment ...
AllAfrica.com
Rwanda Police peacekeepers serving as Individual Police Officers (IPOs) under the African Union-United Nations hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID) ...

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City's Solar One initiative, seen as outdated, runs its course - Columbia Missourian

April 30, 2017 - 3:02am

City's Solar One initiative, seen as outdated, runs its course
Columbia Missourian
Columbia Water and Light is looking to end the Solar One offering, which sells electricity generated by an array of solar panels on West Ash, at the end of this fiscal year as the price of solar-generated electricity declines and more homes and ...

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Letter: Consider your own solar and wind system at home - Bend Bulletin

April 29, 2017 - 11:11pm

Letter: Consider your own solar and wind system at home
Bend Bulletin
Currently (not a pun …) electricity travels along a power grid to our homes. The grid is huge and complex, consisting of power plants and transformers and 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines. It's split into three “smaller” grids that ...

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Cars run on energy from "smart home" - WTAJ

April 29, 2017 - 11:58am

WTAJ

Cars run on energy from "smart home"
WTAJ
And it all revolves around the "Morningstar Solar Home," which runs entirely on solar and wind energy, and can also power up a car. Joel Anstrom, Director of '21st Century Automotive Challenge,' said it absorbs power, and can save it to a grid which ...

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Buyer beware: Subsidy-driven solar industry a bubble waiting to burst - The Hill (blog)

April 29, 2017 - 4:40am

The Hill (blog)

Buyer beware: Subsidy-driven solar industry a bubble waiting to burst
The Hill (blog)
In another “buyer or lessee beware” moment, The ALG Foundation reports on an Arizona homeowner who installed solar panels under a lease agreement thinking that his home value would be increased, only to discover according to Brian Neugebauer, the ...

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Tiny house goes off-grid with big amenities - Curbed

April 28, 2017 - 12:49pm

Curbed

Tiny house goes off-grid with big amenities
Curbed
The Blue Heron is custom built by Canada-based Rewild Homes and is located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. In 250 square feet, the house packs a whole lot in, including amenities you would expect of a larger, more luxurious home. There's a ...

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IKEA Group launches home solar offer to turn customers' roofs into ... - The Climate Group

April 28, 2017 - 8:10am

IKEA Group launches home solar offer to turn customers' roofs into ...
The Climate Group
LONDON: IKEA Group has launched a new solar offer in Poland across nine stores and online, enabling its customers to save money and tackle climate change ...

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More evidence of California home solar decline under net metering 2.0 (with a chart) - pv magazine USA

April 28, 2017 - 4:30am

pv magazine USA

More evidence of California home solar decline under net metering 2.0 (with a chart)
pv magazine USA
This week, pv magazine received further information which suggests that the residential solar market in the service area of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) is experiencing similar difficulties after the Northern California utility became the ...

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East Africa: Half a Million Homes Now Connected to M-Kopa Solar Home Systems - AllAfrica.com

April 28, 2017 - 3:33am

East Africa: Half a Million Homes Now Connected to M-Kopa Solar Home Systems
AllAfrica.com
M-KOPA Solar has announced the 500,000th home connected to its pioneering solar home systems. According to a press statement, Dorothy Nabawesi became M-KOPA's 500,000th customer when she purchased a M-KOPA 400 system at the M-KOPA Shop ...

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How Lexington, Nebraska Became Home to the Second Largest Solar Farm in the State - CSRwire.com (press release)

April 27, 2017 - 12:18pm

CSRwire.com (press release)

How Lexington, Nebraska Became Home to the Second Largest Solar Farm in the State
CSRwire.com (press release)
WASHINGTON, Apr. 27 /CSRwire/ - For such a straight-forward value proposition, getting a solar project from inception to commercial operation can be surprisingly difficult. To avoid stakeholder misalignment and a test of patience, all parties must ...

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Bainbridge becomes the home of a scaled solar system model - Bainbridge Island Review (subscription)

April 27, 2017 - 11:54am

Bainbridge becomes the home of a scaled solar system model
Bainbridge Island Review (subscription)
Geocaching, science, and family will collide Monday, May 1 when a new scaled model of the solar system will be installed around the island. Designed to bring families and friends together over science and sleuthing, the scaled solar system will span ...

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21st Century Automotive Challenge to be held this weekend at University Park - Penn State News

April 27, 2017 - 11:03am

21st Century Automotive Challenge to be held this weekend at University Park
Penn State News
Open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 29, at the MorningStar Solar Home at University Park, the challenge will showcase a variety of alternative energy vehicles, set against a backdrop of Penn State's 100-percent renewable energy ...

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Solar power's future may be on these Brooklyn rooftops - Curbed - Curbed

April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm

Curbed

Solar power's future may be on these Brooklyn rooftops - Curbed
Curbed
The Brooklyn Microgrid, a community experiment in energy generation, wants to make locally sourced power a reality.

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Mines Tiny House team prepares for Solar Decathlon debut - The Denver Channel

April 26, 2017 - 6:12am

The Denver Channel

Mines Tiny House team prepares for Solar Decathlon debut
The Denver Channel
GOLDEN, Colo. — A group of college students at the Colorado School of Mines is preparing to debut their energy efficient tiny house at a competition this fall. Mines Tiny House spent the last two years designing and building a "net-zero" house focused ...

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