Today’s tobacco field, tomorrow’s solar farm

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Today’s tobacco field, tomorrow’s solar farm The switch would be a boon for both public health and the planet. Tobacco use among U.S. adults has been on a sluggish decline for some time now, experiencing a rare 2 percent drop between 2014 and 2015. Today, roughly 15 in 100 Americans over the age of 18 […]

Shepherding, a New Job in the Solar Industry?

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There’s a New Job in the Solar Industry And it involves shepherding a landscaping crew of hungry sheep On the east side of Kauai, a herd of sheep grazes in an unusual pasture. The low valley, flanked on either side by green mountains, is the site of a 13-megawatt solar farm, where some 300 hungry […]

“Virtual Power Plant” in Australia

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Solar power and Tesla batteries will create the world’s largest “virtual power plant” in Australia It’s a rare feat when a government successfully turns a crisis into an opportunity. In the past two years, the state of South Australia has suffered many blackouts, blamed on high demand and poor supply from both fossil-fuel and renewable […]

Tesla Will Sell Solar Panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

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Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot Tesla-branded selling spaces are coming to 800 retail locations. Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, Bloomberg reports. Elon Musk’s company will […]

ARP Solar Responds to 30% Solar Tariff

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ARP Solar Responds to 30% Solar Tariff At ARP Solar, we’re disappointed with the Trump Administration’s decision to impose a 30% solar tariff on imported solar panels. We are passionate about our work and our industry. We stand by our customers as always in delivering the best solar panels available and maintaining our current prices […]

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

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Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year. The Land of the Midnight Sun is getting what is reportedly its first community solar farm, thanks to the Chugach Electric Association that […]

California Will Spend $1 Billion on Low-income, Multifamily Solar

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California is ready to spend $1 billion over the next decade on rooftop solar installation for low-income residents. In December, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the creation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Funded by the statewide greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, it will provide $100 million in annual solar installation incentives for […]

Is 2018 a good year for you to go solar?

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Solar energy production has skyrocketed in recent years in the United States. With more than 49 megawatts of installed solar capacity, there are now enough solar panels to power 9.5 million homes, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Are you interested in getting on the solar bandwagon? Ultimately, determining if it is financially savvy to go […]

Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power

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The final text of the Republican tax bill made public Friday largely preserves key tax credits for wind and solar power and electric vehicles, reversing language in earlier versions that could have slowed the growth of renewable energy across the United States. The last-minute changes, made as lawmakers reconciled the House and Senate versions of […]