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Solar-equipped homes redefining ‘green energy future’ for communities

Solar Installation News - January 22, 2015 - 9:34am
Imperial Homes Corporation (IHC) is trailblazing that path as it unveiled its initial 1,000 solar-powered home developments in Santo Tomas, Batangas – which it aptly branded as “Via Verde” homes. Called Via Verde, the development addresses the growing backlog in housing as well as issues on climate change and energy conservation. IHC’s mass housing project is the recipient of the EDGE ...
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Ontario Solar Feed-in Tariff Portfolio Opens Up Opportunities for Investors

Solar Installation News - January 22, 2015 - 6:29am
Fueled by record-setting growth in home solar installations, leading residential solar finance-and-installation companies such as SolarCity and SunPower and investment banks have been able to move briskly along and bring investors up the learning curve by introducing new financial products that lower the cost of capital to issuers while still offering attractive returns to investors.
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Solar-equipped homes redefining ‘green energy future’ for communities

Solar Installation News - January 22, 2015 - 6:06am
The future of solar shines brighter, not with on-grid electricity, but partly in the rooftop of homes, including for the low-cost builds. Imperial Homes Corporation (IHC) is trailblazing that path as it unveiled its initial 1,000 solar-powered home developments in Santo Tomas, Batangas – which it aptly branded as “Via Verde” homes. In a statement […]
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Solar talks power up Farmers Union session

Solar Installation News - January 22, 2015 - 4:00am
Sunny side up is how people order their morning orders and how the 84th annual state convention of the Wisconsin Farmers Union 84th state convention will open Friday-Sunday at The Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire.
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Lakeland Electric: Feds' Solar Incentive Motivates City Utility

Solar Installation News - January 21, 2015 - 9:51pm
The end of a major federal tax credit could be spurring development of solar power nationally, and if talk coalesces into photovoltaic panels, Lakeland Electric could significantly add to its solar portfolio by the end of 2016.
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Planned solar farm in southwest MN draws fire from residents

Solar Installation News - January 21, 2015 - 3:06pm
The Marshall project, a 500-acre solar panel complex, is part of a state push to generate more electricity. But area residents say it is too much for a rural setting.
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Planned solar farm in southwest MN draws fire from residents

Solar Installation News - January 21, 2015 - 2:52pm
The Marshall project, a 500-acre solar panel complex, is part of a state push to generate more electricity. But area residents say it is too much for a rural setting.
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How Rooftop Solar Can Stabilize the Grid

Solar Installation News - January 21, 2015 - 8:05am
Following Germany's lead, California gives advanced inverters a bigger role in the grid
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‘Moving Solar Forward’

Solar Installation News - January 20, 2015 - 4:18pm
CHIPPEWA FALLS – A pre-convention workshop, “Moving Solar Forward,” will kick off the Wisconsin Farmers Union 84th annual State Convention Jan. 23-25 at The Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire.
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Sen. Jeff Brandes files legislation to reduce taxes on solar power systems

Solar Installation News - January 20, 2015 - 10:46am
A St. Petersburg lawmaker announced Tuesday the filing of a bill that would reduce the taxes on solar power systems for businesses that install them at their facilities.
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Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, files bill to reduce taxes on solar power systems

Solar Installation News - January 20, 2015 - 9:26am
It's seen as a first step to cultivating change.
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Nexamp Flips the Switch on 4.4 Megawatt Solar Installation

Solar Installation News - January 20, 2015 - 6:30am
Nexamp, a leading provider of solar energy, today announced the completion of a 4.4 MW solar project in Charlton, Massachusetts. The project, which achieved commercial operations at the end of December, ...
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Hawaii’s Solar Push Strains the Grid

Solar Installation News - January 19, 2015 - 9:31pm
Kauai’s utility takes a second stab at battery storage as solar heads toward 80 percent of peak power. The prospect of cheaper, petroleum-free power has lured the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to quintuple utility-scale solar capacity over the past year, building two 12-megawatt photovoltaic arrays. These facilities are the biggest and a significant contributor to the island’s 78 ...
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Daetwyler Strengthens Solar Energy Focus

Solar Installation News - January 19, 2015 - 7:00am
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- In a move designed to reflect their specialized expertise with solar racks and installations, Daetwyler Clean Energy has shifted its solar brand to DCE Solar. "We believe in ...
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Santa Fe hotel powers guest rooms with sunshine

Solar Installation News - January 18, 2015 - 3:36pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A Santa Fe hotel is now powering its guest rooms with sunshine. Guest rooms at the Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa…
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Virginia company plans eastern Lincoln County solar farm

Solar Installation News - January 18, 2015 - 1:50pm
A Virginia-based solar energy developer is proposing to build and operate a 40-acre solar farm east of the four-lane N.C. 16 Bypass near unincorporated Lowesville in eastern Lincoln County. Click to Continue »
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Bedford 2020 Coalition Announces, in Partnership with Solarize Westchester, Environmental Summit and Solar Action Day

Solar Installation News - January 18, 2015 - 1:11am
Bedford 2020 in conjunction with Solarize Bedford & Mt Kisco announce Solar Action Day. Solarize Bedford & Mount Kisco has selected Ross Solar Group as the residential installer for the unique discounted program. (PRWeb January 18, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/01/prweb12451288.htm
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Gujarat to train army of solar technicians

Solar Installation News - January 17, 2015 - 12:56am
Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) With many state governments pushing for rooftop solar power, the need for solar technicians is fast rising. To meet the increasing manpower demand, the Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) in Gandhinagar has launched a Certification Programme for Solar Rooftop to train 10,000 professionals. "This programme is designed to meet the challenge of ...
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Rooftop Solar Shines Light On Bad Business Practices

Solar Installation News - January 16, 2015 - 11:45pm
Consumers, State Attorney Generals and members of Congress have raised concerns that rooftop solar leasing companies are using deceptive marketing practices that overstate cost savings in order to get homeowners to buy their products, similar to what happened with the subprime mortgage crisis. Fortunately, serious companies exist that provide the true pros and cons of these systems in an overall ...
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Power4Patriots Commends Santa Fe Hotel for Solar Energy Initiative

Solar Installation News - January 16, 2015 - 6:30pm
A New Mexico hotel has begun powering all of its guest rooms with solar energy. Power4Patriots applauds the hotel for this initiative and encourages homeowners to begin disconnecting from the vulnerable ...
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