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.
The heat is taking over in North Texas, and that means higher electric bills and probably more air pollution.
But there is an alternative to those problems to consider the next time your electric plan is up for renewal: Switch to a renewable energy plan.
First Solar Inc. is restarting work on one of the biggest construction projects in Los Angeles County after resolving a code conflict with the public works department.
As Texas braces for predicted tighter electricity reserves and higher electricity rates this summer, a new report from the Brattle Group shows that adding solar capacity to the Texas electric grid would result in lower wholesale electricity prices for customers in the state.
Federal officials have approved a solar plant on an Indian reservation outside Las Vegas, marking the nation’s first commercial-grade solar energy project on tribal land and new territory for the Obama administration’s renewable energy agenda.
More Tea Party-chic than country club smug, Lancaster, a desert suburb an hour northeast of Los Angeles, is the gateway to the GOP heartland of California.