Last week, GRID Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer with the goal of providing affordable solar to low-income communities, launched a free Women in Solar training program. The training, in partnership with SunEdison, is part of GRID’s National Women in Solar Initiative to bring more women into the solar industry and support their professional growth.
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The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislature (NHCSL) this month passed a resolution addressing the rapid expansion of solar power in this country as part of the National Council of State Legislatures annual meeting in Chicago.
The resolution was aimed at ensuring that consumers can invest in solar energy as a way to save money and reduce pollution.
General Motors has taken a big, green step in the world of manufacturing, installing an 850 kW solar array at its Bowling Green Assembly plant in Kentucky.
There has never been stronger level of adoption of solar among medium and low income communities than there is today, but you might not know that reading some stories these days.
Today, the White House announced a truly groundbreaking initiative called Clean Energy Savings for All Americans. This program aims to increase access to solar energy across communities of all income levels and geographies, so that no matter where you live, if you have a sunny roof, you have the chance to go solar. And the Administration did so by providing a bevy of options that move renewables and solar forward significantly.
This week marked an important step toward a West powered by renewable energy.
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) released market studies on Tuesday showing that expanding the grid manager’s territory into other Western states would create $1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California ratepayers.
New Yorkers are celebrating a different kind of revolution on the heels of Independence Day. Thanks to Governor Cuomo’s visionary leadership, the Empire State is leading the nation in an energy revolution that will achieve significant independence from fossil fuels.
The New Jersey State Senate passed a bill, by a 24-12 margin, to increase the obligations for the purchase of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). The measure was sponsored by solar champions Senator Bob Smith and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman. With a companion bill introduced by Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo, Tim Eustace and David Rible, the prospects for a two house passage of the legislation look bright.
"The solar industry is at the forefront of consumer protection for many reasons." Truer words have never been spoken, and that was the message that Tim Kimbis, acting president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) delivered to solar industry observers, electric utility groups, and state and federal government officials at the Federal Trade Commission's workshop, entitled Something New Under the Sun: Competition & Consumer Protection Issues in Sol
SEIA held its inaugural Empowerment Series event last week at the Pillsbury Conference Center in Washington D.C. The event, Women’s Empowerment: Leaders in Solar Energy, brought together women leaders across all sectors of the solar industry to engage in meaningful discussion about new trends and policies. Attendees at the sold out event heard from expert panelists and speakers focused on educating, connecting and providing thought leadership for women in the solar industry.