The obvious cost savings of the tremendous rise in solar, particularly the proliferation of rooftop solar panels, is that it puts system owners in control of their energy needs and wrangles in their energy bills. Alone, the economic incentive for consumer-sited solar is strong, but what may be less evident is the impact solar adoption has for us all.
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The Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) program has made significant progress toward its objectives of establishing a national designation for leading solar communities and empowering communities to become solar leaders through no-cost, customized technical assistance. Communities interested in joining SPARC can sign up!
A New Low-Income Solar Policy Guide outlines policies and program models that open access to solar power and solar jobs for all Americans, and identifies how these models can be replicated in more low-income communities.
Whitmore Farm turned to solar energy to help mitigate its operating costs and impact on the environment. It's paying off, and its owner suggests other farmers do the same.
In just the next two years alone, the amount of solar capacity that is projected to be installed in the U.S. is roughly the same amount that has been installed ever since the beginning of time to now.
For Reverend Dr. Julie Josund, caring for the health of our planet goes hand-in-hand with the Christian faith. Josund, a pastor at Edmonds Lutheran Church in Washington State, has long envisioned a church that exemplifies her belief. Recently, her vision turned to reality.
Our industry has come a long way in shaping solar into a serious source for America’s energy needs, and we are in a major growth mode. Why will this happen? In large part because SEIA pushed Congress to vote for a long-term extension of the ITC. Watch this new report to learn just how the solar industry beat the odds.
Despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch is confident that solar will continue to surge. In an interview with Bloomberg’s Chris Martin, Resch said the temporary stay of the CPP will neither hiccup the near-term growth of the solar industry (because the CPP would not have come into effect until 2020) nor its long-term growth.
Four solar projects were awarded the 2016 Photovoltaic Project of Distinction award at the Solar Power PV & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts, on Feb. 24.
It's official. Solar energy has made history. In 2015, America experienced the largest increase in solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity we've ever seen. Solar now provides 1 percent of all the electricity generated in the U.S.— up from 0.1 percent in 2010.