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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a report that breaks down the ‘soft costs’ associated with the installation of residential and commercial photovoltaic systems in greater detail than ever before, with detailed looks at customer acquisition and system design costs, as well as permitting, inspection and interconnection costs.
PHOTON International – As the world’s largest retailers and biggest private employer, Walmart commands attention from Wall Street to Main Street, writes Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released a report discussing the opportunities and challenges inherent in utilizing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs) as investment vehicles for the solar industry. The authors also discuss proposed rule changes that could enable renewable energy REITs and MLPs and possible investor reaction to those changes.
This notice provides guidance with respect to the credits for nonbusiness energy property under § 25C of the Internal Re venue Code (Code) and residential energy efficient property under § 25D of the Code.
A new study from the Rocky Mountain Institute and the Georgia Tech Research Institute finds that U.S PV installation labor costs can be decreased from $0.49/watt to $0.29/watt by utilizing installation best practices. Researchers studied installation practices at 26 sites in the U.S. and Germany to determine current practices and future opportunities.
Each federal agency prepared and published plans outlining which activities would continue and which activities would be halted if no federal spending bill was passed prior to October 1, 2013. Inside are links to and excerpts from those plans re
The heating and cooling of air and water are essential parts of our everyday lives, however these services come at a cost, with approximately 44% of energy consumption in the United States directly attributable to heating and cooling. The policy recommendations in this Roadmap target the installation of 300 GWth of SHC capacity by 2050.