WASHINGTON – Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Rhone Resch made the following statement today following the release of Governor Romney’s Energy Policy White Paper.
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Total funding in the solar energy sector amounted to more than $4.3 billion spread across 66 transactions in the second quarter of 2012, with strong results in venture capital funding, debt funding, and corporate funding in particular, according to a Mercom Capital Group report.
Renewable Energy World
On August 15, 2012, at 8 a.m., Colorado’s Xcel utility opened up its registration for a new solar gardens/virtual net metering program. It took just 30 minutes to shut the doors on applications. The utility had received 13.5 MW in those 30 minutes, more than triple the 4.5 MW allowed. This excitement is one reason why I believe that community solar is the key to widespread U.S. solar adoption, but let's go through all of them...plus the challenges to it ever happening.
The Wall Street Journal
Regarding your editorial "The Solar-Painted Desert" (Aug. 14): Solar is the latest industry the Department of the Interior leases land to, just like mining, cattle ranching and other energy sources—no special treatment has been requested or received. More lands are off-limits to solar (79 million acres) than are available. For perspective, there are 74 million acres leased by on- and offshore oil and gas projects. Also, there are no shortcuts in the National Environmental Policy Act when it comes to project reviews and approvals.
According to Ken Gray, the Rates and Renewables Branch Chief at the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency, Tyndall AFB, Fla., the array has to be built and generating electricity by the end of the year.
Most Americans, whatever their political stance, believe it is important for the United States to develop and use solar energy -- 9 of out 10, in fact, according to a national survey reported recently by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Enphase Energy will become the first solar company to go public on the U.S. market since the fall of 2010, when its stock begins trading on the Nasdaq on Friday under the symbol ENPH.
We are getting some initial results from California’s Renewable Auction Mechanism, a program for renewable energy projects under 20 MW in size.
Rocky Mountain Power is looking for Utah organizations that would like a little help making their dreams of establishing renewable energy projects a reality.
The CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is officially launching the latest CA Solar Initiative (CSI) program on March 29.