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The operations center employs close to 50 salespeople, residential designers, surveyors and installers and is projected to more than double that number by adding a commercial design division and expanding to accommodate the region’s burgeoning solar market.
A company that's focused on expanding solar energy in the Southern Tier celebrated its own expansion Wednesday. Renovus Solar held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly renovated facility on Trumansburg Road in Ithaca. The company designs and installs renewable energy systems for homes and businesses throughout Central New York. Renovus says it has added more than 50 new jobs over the past year and expects further growth, with the addition of projects like its community Solar Farm, for one example.
Saying it would create jobs and spur investment in Illinois, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today applauded the signing of House Bill 2427, which puts $30 million towards purchasing solar power to meet a portion of the state's electric power needs.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will give the keynote address Monday at 4 p.m. during the general session of PV America 2014.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a comprehensive state budget today, which included a provision that extends the existing solar property tax exclusion until January 1, 2025. Afterward, Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) president and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement:
Teaming up with more than 30 leading environmental and energy groups, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today announced its participation in the National #PutSolarOnIt Day of Action this Saturday.
At the urging of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and other stakeholders, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved a settlement that will reopen the company’s highly popular Colorado small residential and medium-sized Solar*Rewards solar programs until the state’s 2014 Renewable Energy Standard (RES) Compliance Plan is finalized later this year.
Sunrun Inc. priced its initial public offering at $14 a share late Tuesday, in line with expectations, according to people familiar with the deal.
As SolarCity looks to expand internationally, it’s facing increased competition and consolidation in its home market.
President Obama’s mandate, issued Monday, requiring even steeper reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants, will put a greater focus on renewable energy, including solar power, just as the SolarCity’s Buffalo factory is ramping up to full production in 2017.
Every week, The SEIA Solar Update includes top news stories covering the solar industry, major upcoming events, policy updates, and much more. This newsletter is open to SEIA Members and to the general public.
O2 emc, an independent power producer based in North Carolina, hosted an Early Construction Tour of its 20-megawatt solar project, Montgomery Solar Farm, in Biscoe, North Carolina. U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) spoke in favor of renewable energy at the event, along with Republican State Senators Jerry Tillman and Stan Bingham.