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Posted By: Keith Mitchell
On: June 29, 2015
Each month my wife and I have to pay the electric bill for our home. I was wondering why haven’t the residential building companies that build houses, apartments, townhouses, and condos all come to a general consensus, and decide to make all everything that they build solar powered?  I don’t  more...
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Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: June 3, 2015
Solar energy is an economic boom for North Carolina. Only California installed more solar in 2014, pushing the Tar Heel State to fourth overall in America with 953 megawatts installed capacity – roughly the electricity demand of 90,500 homes.  Jobs and investment have followed. Duke University reports 450 solar companies  more...
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Posted By: Sven Lindstrom - CEO, Midsummer
On: May 21, 2015
Prices of solar cells and solar panels have fallen dramatically over the last few years. This (and state subsidies) has been good for the advancement of this amazing renewable energy source, and solar energy can today be seen as an established energy source, reliable and well distributed, cost competitive with  more...
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Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: May 7, 2015
Solar energy is a booming business across North America. Installations grew 30 percent across the United States in 2014 for the industry’s biggest year yet, but industry expansion also brings consolidation – Ernst & Young reports industry deal values hit a four-year high of $177.1 billion in 2014, with investment  more...
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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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