This week Apple announced its plans to open a new factory in Mesa, Arizona — a facility that “will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one.” The move will bring a manufacturing boost to the state, creating 2,000 new jobs, all without requiring additional energy from Mesa.
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The road to bringing more distributed solar into the utility resource mix runs through long-term planners.
New federal telemarketing laws went into effect in October 2013. Solar marketing and sales management could previously focus exclusively on the return on investment from consumer telemarketing activities. Now, telemarketing compliance is a critical part of risk management and financial consideration.
At Solar Power International in Chicago, you may have noticed that the solar industry consists of an amazing array of types and sizes of companies. At Solar Marketing Group, I am lucky to get to work with companies that run the gamut of the solar space and while these companies have their own unique needs, one thread connects us all: We all benefit from growing the amount of solar installed. The industry’s growth comes from a lot of different things, but all of these factors can be spurred or thwarted by political action (or inaction, as the case may be).
The mindbogglingly large number of people in the world–1.3 billion–without access to electricity is providing a growing market opportunity for a lot of social entrepreneurs. I just wrote about one, Nokero, selling solar-powered light bulbs.
Solar Industry Donates Solar Arrays and Installation Services to Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity Homes
This morning, representatives of several solar companies with a Texas presence - including SolarCity, Trina Solar, Solar US, SES 21, SolarTek, Schletter, and Bosch Solar Energy - joined Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) officials in celebrating the donation of residential solar arrays being installed on 15 new Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity homes.
Majority of Americans See Benefits of Solar Water Heating, Feel Growth of Solar Water Heating Industry Creates Jobs and Deserves Government Support
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today released new national polling showing strong public support for solar water heating systems and the perception that solar water heating helps the economy and create jobs.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) and the Hawaii Solar Energy Association (HSEA) today announced a formalized partnership to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of Hawaii’s solar energy market.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA(R)) and the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) today announced a formalized partnership to coordinate the resources of both organizations and promote the growth of Oregon's strong solar energy market.
New Study Shows Significant Job Growth in 2012 from One-Year Extension of Successful Treasury Program
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released “Economic Impact of Extending the Section 1603 Treasury Program,” a report by renowned global energy analysis firm EuPD Research. The report examines projected job growth and solar deployment associated with a one-year extension of the Section 1603 Treasury Program.
It was a good time for Mark Halsey, owner of Gene's Fish Fry on Route 4, to put solar power panels on the roof of his landmark, 1970s-era roadside stand. "It was nothing out of pocket; I did not put in one penny," said Halsey, whose father, Gene, started the seasonal business in 1961.
A funny thing is happening on the way to conservative attacks on solar energy—some conservatives are championing renewable energy over fossil fuel interests. The reason is simple: It’s called employment.
Massachusetts has already surpassed its goal of installing 250 megawatts (MW) of solar energy by 2017. Just a tad early, eh? Obviously, 250 MW was far too small of a goal, so the state is planning to increase the goal to 1,600 MW (1.6 GW).
To solar energy developers, New Jersey’s thousands of acres of brownfields and hundreds of landfills represent a vast untapped resource in a state starving for open space.
What will become the world's largest solar photovoltaic development is now in "major construction" mode in California's Antelope Valley, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.