Making electricity from the sun always appealed to Bruce Monson, an Air Force veteran who lives on a rolling farmstead southeast of Columbia. But when Monson looked to install solar panels on his property, he learned it would cost $22,000. Then he discovered an electric cooperative wanted to charge him $50 a month to connect the panels to a power line.
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WASHINGTON, DC and SACRAMENTO, CA – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), and Shannon Eddy, executive director of the Large-scale Solar Association (LSA), released the following statement today in response to the Department of the Interior’s record of decision on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands:
Milford, Del. -- Milford will be home to Delaware’s largest solar field – and one of the biggest on the East Coast – when work is completed on an 80-acre array currently under construction off of Milford-Harrington Highway.
The El Chaparral Solar Farm in New Mexico has found financial support through Wells Fargo. The solar project, developed by SunEdison, is the sixth utility-scale solar project that Well Fargo has funded, in partnership with SunEdison, in the past year.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), today commented on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s antidumping and countervailing duty determinations in the final phase investigation of solar products from China:
“As the end of these investigations near, it’s not too soon to take stock of what has been achieved, consider whether opportunities were missed, and, most importantly, start thinking about how to move forward.
The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state.
Last October, San Diego Gas & Electric submitted an application to state regulators to charge solar customers for the energy they provide to the grid with what was called a "network use charge." This fee quickly became a lightning rod for proponents of solar power.
The Massachusetts DPU issued a net metering order promulgating legislation that revised the state’s net metering law
It’s no secret that California has been ramping up its solar industry in recent years, due in no small part to the state’s aggressive renewable portfolio standard. A new report from the Centers of Excellence, in collaboration with the Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association, takes a look at the solar industry in the Golden State, drawing some interesting conclusions on the future of green jobs across the state.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday he is confident the federal government will lose less money on the Energy Department’s loan program than a recent analysis predicted.