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Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: March 31, 2015
Massachusetts' Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) are an unquestioned success, creating green jobs and clean energy while protecting taxpayers. As the program enters its second phase, it's time for Governor Baker to reaffirm the state's commitment to a sustainable economic future. Governor Patrick established the SREC program in 2008 to  more...
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Posted By: Alexander Griffiths - Field Applications Engineer, Solar Inverters, Advanced Energy
On: March 19, 2015
The solar industry, like any other, is continually motivated to push its technologies forward. However, our industry has unique demands that catalyze innovation, particularly with regard to inverters. It is both the type of demands and the sheer number of them that make the solar industry unique in this regard.  more...
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Posted By: Day Chahroudi
On: February 18, 2015
Today, solar energy is synonymous with solar electric panels.  But there is also a simpler and much cheaper way to use the sun’s energy.  Designing the molecules and electrons in a roof to capture and control solar heat can supply one-sixth of the world’s energy, as was shown in field  more...
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Posted By: Camilo Patrignani - CEO, Greenwood Energy
On: February 16, 2015
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is arguably America's most important solar policy. This 30 percent tax credit spurred 1,600 percent annual growth since implementation began in 2007 and turned solar into an economic engine. But the ITC is only authorized at 30 percent through 2016 before falling to 10 percent  more...
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Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: January 26, 2015
With 3.9 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics installed across America through September and over 16GW cumulative capacity, the industry enters 2015 with incredible momentum. Solar energy has become codified as a fundamental energy option for corporations, local governments, non-profits, and educational institutions. No longer a fringe product, it's now a  more...
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Posted By: Sven Lindstrom - CEO, Midsummer
On: October 21, 2014
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to make cities at least partially self-sufficient with energy. Rapid development in thin film  more...
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Posted By: Julia Young - Online Marketing Manager, Vista Solar
On: September 18, 2014
Before discussing the various socio-economic advantages of solar energy, it is imperative to understand the global economic structure. This will give a better understanding of the benefits. Comprising of seven continents of North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Antartica, the world map looks like a huge land  more...
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Posted By: Camilo Patrignani - CEO, Greenwood Energy
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven  more...
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Posted By: Matti Rautkivi - General Manager, Liaison Office, Wartsila
On: June 13, 2014
In April 2014 the U.S renewables industry made international headlines when the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) monthly figures revealed that the country's solar capacity had increased an unprecedented 418% from 2010 to 2014. Marking the watershed moment, commentators at the EIA stated that 'U.S. solar capacity has moved quickly from  more...
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Posted By: Julia Young - Online Marketing Manager, Vista Solar
On: May 13, 2014
Efficiency is a key criterion when it comes to making a decision regarding the purchase of any electrical equipment. While it is important that the electricity that we consume is efficiently used, it is also important that the energy is produced in an efficient manner. This becomes all the more  more...
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