ROCKFORD, Minn. -- David Schmidt has been intrigued by the idea of generating power from the sun for a long time, but he had never taken the next step.
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In the cleantech sector, pretty much everyone knows the acronym RPS, for Renewable Portfolio Standards. Since the first RPS policy in the U.S., implemented in Iowa in the late 1990s, 30 states have passed similar policies to promote the installation of renewable energy projects and expedite penetration (overcoming the ambivalence or outright opposition of utilities) of renewable energy in electric power supply.
"For most of these states, they're looking at it for economic development and job creation," Ghassemi said, underscoring the reasons why solutions such as cost incentives and utility quotas haven't helped states like New Mexico catch up to California and New Jersey, an unlikely solar leader.
The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself?
The short answer: It depends on where you live.
Residents here probably won't notice that their water and sewage treatment systems will soon be powered by fields of solar panels but a project to convert the plants is nearing completion.
Long Island has become a leader in renewable energy in New York State, the Eastern region and the nation with initiatives and milestones including the installation of Long Island's 5,000th solar roof and Long Island Power Authority's CLEAN Solar Initiative (CSI).
New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA) today praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's NY-Sun Initiative to double the amount of customer-sited solar power installed annually in New York and quadruple that amount by 2013.
Forget bankruptcies and Chinese PV modules. One of the biggest issues facing the solar industry sits inside the box: a net meter.
Two solar projects are being unveiled this week in Carson City, Nev.
California solar energy advocates [Thursday] praised a proposed decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that, if approved, will likely boost renewable energy use by homeowners, businesses, and commercial uses and lower energy costs for both solar and non-solar energy ratepayers.