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Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Updating Building Codes Cost-Effectively With Solar

What you need to know about solar energy treatment as your jurisdiction updates to newer versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Over 300 Communities in 40 States Now “Open for Solar Business”

From Anchorage, Alaska, to Sarasota, Florida, more than 300 local governments have now met national benchmarks for encouraging the growth of solar energy and removing barriers to solar market development.

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019

SPI Sneak Preview: Solar + Storage: Lessons from Two States

Energy storage deployments are growing in the United States, according to recent Energy Storage Monitor reports from Wood Mackenzie and the Energy Storage Association. And states such as New York and Massachusetts require effective, aggressive solar + storage strategies due to weather patterns that necessitate special attention to resilience.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar & Multiuse Farming

Solar development and agricultural use can exist not only side-by-side, but increasingly are found together.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar & Agricultural Land Use

As solar continues to expand into new markets, both rural and urban, land use discussions are likely to occur. In these discussions, it's important for participants to understand that solar in not a threat to agricultural activity, but rather a harmonious development that can assist the farming community. 

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar and Property Value

It is a common misconception that ground mounted solar farms decrease nearby property values. 

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

VA Governor Takes Action, Announces 30% Renewable Energy by 2030 Target

Today at the inaugural Virginia Clean Energy Summit, Governor Northam announced actions to make Virginia’s electricity grid 30% renewable by 2030 and carbon-free by 2050.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

Solar Market Insight Report 2019 Q3

This quarterly report shows the major market trends in the U.S. solar industry. Get the latest solar data through Q2 2019

Monday, Sep 16, 2019

It’s Time to Get SMART: Unpacking the Massachusetts Solar Expansion Proposal

  On September 5, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released plans to reform and expand the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. SMART incentivizes cost effective solar and promises to double the amount of solar in the commonwealth at roughly half the cost of a previous program.

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