According to recent research by Sunrun and PV Solar Report, the California home solar market has grown by 80 percent this year. The report identifies increased solar adoption in more cities as one of the major reasons for the spike in statewide solar projects.
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As summer beckons, it seems Americans are thinking more about the stifling cost of energy than about making tracks to the beach.
As states offer more and more renewable energy tax incentives, small businesses are seeking to take advantage of the situation by getting into the renewable energy business. But, depending on the business' location, the difference between each state's incentives can be dramatic.
Since the 2004 passage of Amendment 37, Colorado has created a vibrant solar energy market spurring nearly $1 billion in clean tech investment, deploying 200 megawatts of solar, and creating thousands of quality jobs at more than 400 Colorado solar companies.
The numbers don't lie - 2011 was a banner year for solar energy in America as consumers saw the cost of installing solar drop by 20 percent in just a single year.
Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric and Hawaii Electric Light Co. have asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to approve a program that the utilities say would provide immediate solar water heating savings to residential customers at no up-front cost.
Under the proposed Simply Solar program, each utility would provide funding to install solar water heating on qualifying residential properties
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has delayed the announcement of its preliminary determination in the countervailing-duty portion of SolarWorld's trade complaint against China. The announcement, originally scheduled for Jan. 12, has been postponed to Feb. 13.
Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday proposed quadrupling New York's solar capacity by 2013, and called on investors to fund $2 billion in new transmission infrastructure.
Tennessee's Solar Sector: The Latest Numbers In A Thriving Value Chain