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Lowcountry solar installations boom in 2016 as local governments issue nearly 1400 permits - Charleston Post Courier

March 3, 2017 - 3:04pm

Charleston Post Courier

Lowcountry solar installations boom in 2016 as local governments issue nearly 1400 permits
Charleston Post Courier
More homes in the Lowcountry are generating their own power as the number of solar panel installations in the three-county Charleston region has exploded over the past year. New figures from a consortium of local governments show that close to 1,400 ...

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Alachua County leads the way in solar power - Gainesville Sun

March 3, 2017 - 2:29pm

Gainesville Sun

Alachua County leads the way in solar power
Gainesville Sun
Wayne Irwin, President of Pure Energy Solar, right, talks about the solar panel inverter that turns solar power into utility power during an installation at the home of Pat and Eve Wheeler in 2008. [File] ...
Solar power sees a big growth spurt in the Southeastern USDigital Journal
Georgia Power's "Simple Solar" Offers Solar Electricity At 1¢/kWh ...CleanTechnica
Local group presents information session on solar powerCabinet.com

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San Diego Solar Homes Carry a Premium - PV Solar Report

March 3, 2017 - 1:32pm

San Diego Solar Homes Carry a Premium
PV Solar Report
There have been a number of studies recently to help consumers understand whether solar panels increase home values with the conclusion that solar homes carry a premium to non-solar homes and the premium is approximately equal to the net cost (after ...

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How to get incentives to help pay for solar panels or insulation - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

March 3, 2017 - 11:52am

Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)

How to get incentives to help pay for solar panels or insulation
Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
That includes $20 million in incentives for its four residential programs, which include solar, home energy efficiency, low-income weatherization and advanced thermostats. This year's solar program has $1.5 million and will help offset the cost for ...

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Solar energy growth handcuffed by Pa. policy, industry experts say - Tribune-Review

March 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Solar energy growth handcuffed by Pa. policy, industry experts say
Tribune-Review
When the company first began installing solar panels in 2008, the panels' visibility to passersby drove business, Morinville said. Jim Vesely of Greensburg, Ryan Vesely's father, has 42 panels on his home's southern-facing roof. The panels produce 10 ...

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Solar Bears squander chance to catch Swamp Rabbits after home loss - Orlando Sentinel

March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

Orlando Sentinel

Solar Bears squander chance to catch Swamp Rabbits after home loss
Orlando Sentinel
The Solar Bears (28-20-6-3, 65 points) lost 7-5 to the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (32-20-4-1, 69 points) in front of an announced crowd of 4,194 at Amway Center on Thursday night. The Solar Bears trailed 4-1 after the first period, and many fans went ...

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NRG Home Solar laying off 81 on LI - Long Island Business News (subscription)

March 2, 2017 - 11:07am

Long Island Business News (subscription)

NRG Home Solar laying off 81 on LI
Long Island Business News (subscription)
After growing rapidly as solar energy expanded, NRG Energy is laying off more than 80 workers on Long Island as it drastically alters its home solar business model, partnering with other firms on residential projects instead of installing panels itself ...

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Coder Creates Ultimate Tesla Model S + Home Solar Data Visualization Tool - CleanTechnica

March 2, 2017 - 10:45am

CleanTechnica

Coder Creates Ultimate Tesla Model S + Home Solar Data Visualization Tool
CleanTechnica
It is no secret that Tesla fans are, by and large, geeks. That theme manifests itself in the form of 3D printed mini Superchargers modded to serve as a USB phone charger, changing the color of the vehicle displayed on the center touchscreen, and most ...

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New rules expected to slow residential solar power growth, advocates say - Bangor Daily News

March 2, 2017 - 3:44am

Bangor Daily News

New rules expected to slow residential solar power growth, advocates say
Bangor Daily News
Five or 10 years ago, the high installation costs of solar power kept it from becoming a big piece of Maine's energy portfolio, Voorhees said. But improved technology and lower costs for solar panel systems have led to increased installations on homes ...

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New rules expected to slow residential solar power growth, advocates say - Bangor Daily News

March 2, 2017 - 3:44am

Bangor Daily News

New rules expected to slow residential solar power growth, advocates say
Bangor Daily News
Five or 10 years ago, the high installation costs of solar power kept it from becoming a big piece of Maine's energy portfolio, Voorhees said. But improved technology and lower costs for solar panel systems have led to increased installations on homes ...
Solar power advocates aren't happy with PUC's final ruleMainebiz

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Lancaster Raises Rooftop Solar Mandate, Requires “Zero Net ... - CleanTechnica

March 1, 2017 - 3:14pm

CleanTechnica

Lancaster Raises Rooftop Solar Mandate, Requires “Zero Net ...
CleanTechnica
Lancaster, California, is located northeast of Los Angeles near Edwards Air Force Base. It lies at the edge of the Mojave Desert, where abundant sunshine is the ...

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House OKs bill calling for more disclosure in solar sales - NMPolitics.net

March 1, 2017 - 11:28am

Albuquerque Journal

House OKs bill calling for more disclosure in solar sales
NMPolitics.net
Solar energy companies would have to provide more information about the cost and energy savings on residential solar systems under a bill that passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday night by a large bipartisan margin. The House voted 56-6 to ...
The Latest: New Mexico adds disclosures for solar contracts ...STLtoday.com
The Latest: New Mexico adds disclosures for solar contractsThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Solar Bears' approach to ECHL's homestretch: 'Win or go home' - Orlando Sentinel

March 1, 2017 - 11:23am

Orlando Sentinel

Solar Bears' approach to ECHL's homestretch: 'Win or go home'
Orlando Sentinel
Entering Wednesday night, nine teams are separated by 11 points in the tight squeeze that is the ECHL's Eastern Conference playoff chase. The Orlando Solar Bears are one of those clubs. So as they prepare for a matchup against the Greenville Swamp ...

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Bill that would make home solar energy more costly in Kentucky appears dead - Lexington Herald Leader

March 1, 2017 - 10:41am

Lexington Herald Leader

Bill that would make home solar energy more costly in Kentucky appears dead
Lexington Herald Leader
Richard Levine, a University of Kentucky architecture professor, outfitted his studio with solar panels to provide much of the electricity for it and his home. He uses net-metering to feed excess power he generates into the Kentucky Utilities grid and ...

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How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account - The Guardian

March 1, 2017 - 2:01am

The Guardian

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account
The Guardian
As with any major home improvement project, finding a good contractor is crucial. A trustworthy installer will secure the necessary permits, properly connect the solar energy system to your home and the local electric grid, and apply for incentives for ...

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House OKs bill calling for greater disclosure in solar sales - The ... - Santa Fe New Mexican

February 28, 2017 - 9:02pm

Santa Fe New Mexican

House OKs bill calling for greater disclosure in solar sales - The ...
Santa Fe New Mexican
Rep. Debbie Rodella, D-Española, talks about her bill Tuesday that would require solar companies and sales people to abide by a heightened level of ...

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House OKs bill calling for more disclosure in solar sales | The NM ... - New Mexico Political Report

February 28, 2017 - 8:18pm

New Mexico Political Report

House OKs bill calling for more disclosure in solar sales | The NM ...
New Mexico Political Report
Solar energy companies would have to provide more information about the cost and energy savings on residential solar systems under a bill that passed the ...

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Solar is in the lead; youth find their voice - The Rock River Times

February 28, 2017 - 4:41pm

The Rock River Times

Solar is in the lead; youth find their voice
The Rock River Times
Of special interest is Lancaster, California, which requires new homes built in the community to have solar panels on their roofs. Their most recent ordinance requires that new rooftop arrays meet all the energy needs of the home. Additional provisions ...

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State senator 'shocked' by solar bill pushback - The Courier-Journal

February 28, 2017 - 2:33pm

The Courier-Journal

State senator 'shocked' by solar bill pushback
The Courier-Journal
In Kentucky, Carpenter said changes he supports including making a 25-year grandfather clause for people with solar installed before July 15, 2017, more robust. He said he's willing to allow the grandfather clause to cover family members who inherit a ...

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Lawsuit: Solar power homes shortchanged - Courier-Post - Cherry Hill Courier Post

February 28, 2017 - 2:01pm

Cherry Hill Courier Post

Lawsuit: Solar power homes shortchanged - Courier-Post
Cherry Hill Courier Post
Proposed class-action suit alleges residents are overcharged.

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