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New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019
19 Sep 2019 at 2:54pm
by Staff Writer
When you start researching costs, it gets overwhelming very quickly. Costs vary from company to company, and when you start throwing in incentives, rebates, and tax credits, your simple Google search turns into a complex, algebraic equation. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in solar policy on some government website, calculator in hand, ready to […] The post New Jersey Solar Panel Installation Costs 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How to Choose a Solar Installer
7 Sep 2019 at 11:05pm
by Staff Writer
So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since poorly-done work can lead to […] The post How to Choose a Solar Installer appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019
26 Aug 2019 at 4:58pm
by Staff Writer
Do you own a property in Massachusetts and want to get solar panels installed on it, but are worried about huge expenses? If so, you should know that there are several financial incentives available in the state currently, making 2019 the right year for you to go solar. Like most other states today, Massachusetts encourages its […] The post Massachusetts Solar Incentives and Solar Rebates 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer?
4 Aug 2019 at 4:26pm
by Guest Writer
Following the first wave of popularity in solar power technology in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we are now faced with the daunting prospect of disposing of these early solar panels in a way that does not harm the environment. Given that the usable life expectancy of these early solar panels was 25 years, […] The post Solar panel waste: Could leasing be the answer? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics
30 Jul 2019 at 4:08pm
by Guest Writer
Universities in the United States are leading the way in developing, teaching and utilizing solar technology. Colleges and universities around the world are hubs of progression. It is on the campuses of the country that you can catch a glimpse into the future of businesses and communities. This is especially true when it comes to […] The post US Universities Lead Solar Innovation and Academics appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven
29 Jul 2019 at 2:10pm
by Guest Writer
It’s well-known that solar energy is an innovative and accessible sustainable energy option. Solar energy checks all the boxes a consumer looks at when determining his or her options for energy and its popularity is only growing. However, solar energy isn’t just available to the homeowner, or other smaller-scale consumers. Solar energy can be used […] The post Solar Energy and Agriculture: A Match Made in Heaven appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Are solar shingles worth it 2019
20 Jul 2019 at 3:05pm
by Guest Writer
With the rise in popularity of solar power, people have continuously expressed desire in having more options in terms of solar products. Some of the more popular ones nowadays are solar shingles. Simply put, solar singles — sometimes known as photovoltaic shingles — are essentially just solar panels that are designed to look like and […] The post Are solar shingles worth it 2019 appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs
16 Jul 2019 at 11:15am
by Staff Writer
Research on utilization of renewable energy including solar, wind, and biofuel has been booming across the United States over the past few years. In 2017 alone, over half a million jobs were created globally in the renewable energy sector. Educational institutions have also been quick to pick up on this need for qualified people to […] The post Top 10 Colleges with Solar and Renewable Energy Programs appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

Must Have Solar Products for Your Home
17 Jun 2019 at 5:12pm
by Staff Writer
Over the past few years, the popularity of solar energy has been increasing all over the world. The Science Magazine estimates that by 2022–2023, an additional PV capacity of 500 GW will be installed globally.  Going solar has become cheaper too. In fact, the average price of solar electrical systems have reduced by half from […] The post Must Have Solar Products for Your Home appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.

How Is the US Military Using Solar Power?
23 May 2019 at 11:31am
by Staff Writer
Climate change poses serious threats to national and global security. The U.S. military recognized the global and national security implications of climate change as far back as 1990 when it produced its first report on the impacts of climate change. Another report followed in 2003. But every year since 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD), […] The post How Is the US Military Using Solar Power? appeared first on TheSolarDigest.com.


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Sunrun and GRID Alternatives renew solar training program for another year
26 Jul 2021 at 7:52pm
by Billy Ludt
Sunrun and GRID Alternatives renewed a partnership to train California residents in solar installation skills for a second year. Through Sunrun and GRID’s partnership, trainees install on large-scale solar projects in California and gain transferable skills and experience to launch their careers in the growing solar energy industry. California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)… The post Sunrun and GRID Alternatives renew solar training program for another year appeared first on Solar Power World.

PowerMarket, SunRaise complete 7-MW community solar project in Maine
26 Jul 2021 at 5:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
A 7-MW community solar project in Belfast, Maine is now operational and providing clean energy to the utility grid. PowerMarket, an employee-owned community solar management company and SunRaise, a New England solar energy developer, owner and operator, have worked together to provide Mainers a number of options to support clean energy in the state. With… The post PowerMarket, SunRaise complete 7-MW community solar project in Maine appeared first on Solar Power World.

Michigan Municipal League backs state community solar legislation
26 Jul 2021 at 3:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Michigan Municipal League backed community solar legislation by joining the Michigan Community Solar Alliance (MCSA). The League advocates on behalf of more than 520 municipalities across the state and has joined MCSA to support House Bills 4715 and 4716, sponsored by state Reps. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) and Michele Hoitenga (R-Manton). The bills would… The post Michigan Municipal League backs state community solar legislation appeared first on Solar Power World.

SolSmart brings in four new advisor organizations to help cities remove barriers to solar growth The new advisors will focus on expanding solar in Ohio, Utah, Idaho and Puerto Rico.
23 Jul 2021 at 2:26pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The national SolSmart program has selected four new advisor organizations to provide hands-on local assistance helping communities from Idaho to Puerto Rico encourage the growth of solar energy. SolSmart is also announcing three new national partners that will help local governments across the nation go solar. The SolSmart program offers no-cost technical assistance to help… The post SolSmart brings in four new advisor organizations to help cities remove barriers to solar growth <br><span style='color:#404040;font-weight:600;font-size:15px;'>The new advisors will focus on expanding solar in Ohio, Utah, Idaho and Puerto Rico.</span> appeared first on Solar Power World.

Everybody Solar installs battery backup for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation meat processing facility
22 Jul 2021 at 5:17pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
One Spirit, a nonprofit global collective of Oglala Lakota Indians and volunteers, with the help from Everybody Solar, a nonprofit dedicated to providing solar energy to other nonprofits, has unveiled a solar battery-backup to the meat processing facility, the Charging Buffalo House, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. In 2019, Everybody Solar brought the Charging… The post Everybody Solar installs battery backup for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation meat processing facility appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energy Storage Association to fold into American Clean Power Association
22 Jul 2021 at 2:47pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The boards of directors of the American Clean Power Association (ACP) and the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA) have voted to pursue a merger of the two trade associations to combine their staff, programs, and members. ACP launched in 2021 as a new trade association unifying the wind, solar, storage and transmission industries. Previously, ACP… The post Energy Storage Association to fold into American Clean Power Association appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar + storage installer Enable Energy changes name to BayWa r.e. Power Solutions
22 Jul 2021 at 12:27pm
by Kelly Pickerel
BayWa r.e. Power Solutions Inc., the new brand identity for the former Enable Energy, launches today after BayWa r.e. acquired Enable in September 2020. BayWa r.e. Power Solutions is now a national solar + storage EPC for the commercial, industrial and utility sectors. The new-named BayWa r.e. Power Solutions has installed more than 100 MW… The post Solar + storage installer Enable Energy changes name to BayWa r.e. Power Solutions appeared first on Solar Power World.

At current growth rates, the U.S. unlikely to reach Biden’s 80% clean energy by 2030 goal
22 Jul 2021 at 12:13pm
by Kelly Pickerel
After reviewing 10 years of data from the EIA and FERC, including future forecasts by both agencies, the non-profit SUN DAY Campaign has determined the United States will fall short of President Biden’s clean power goals for 2030 unless growth of renewables is accelerated. EIA’s most recent “Electric Power Monthly” report reveals that renewable energy… The post At current growth rates, the U.S. unlikely to reach Biden’s 80% clean energy by 2030 goal appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bright Power installs 917-kW solar project on affordable housing complex rooftop in the Bronx
22 Jul 2021 at 12:13pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Taconic Partners and Clarion Partners hosted a conference and reception on Tuesday, July 20, to celebrate the completion of their solar power project at their flagship Quality Communities property, Eastchester Heights, in the Bronx. “We’re very proud of this project and the positive impact it will not only have on the environment, but also the Bronx community,” said… The post Bright Power installs 917-kW solar project on affordable housing complex rooftop in the Bronx appeared first on Solar Power World.

Fluke releases new irradiance measurement tool for the solar industry
22 Jul 2021 at 11:54am
by Kelsey Misbrener
New energy technologies, like solar, require specialized test tools to efficiently provide critical measurements. The new Fluke IRR1-SOL Irradiance Meter has been designed from the ground up to simplify the installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of photovoltaic arrays by measuring irradiance, temperature, inclination and direction of the solar array with a single handheld tool. The simple… The post Fluke releases new irradiance measurement tool for the solar industry appeared first on Solar Power World.

UGE completes nearly 250-kW community solar project on New York affordable housing apartment complex
21 Jul 2021 at 6:22pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
UGE debuted its new rooftop community solar project at Tuckahoe Housing Authority. The project provides on-site clean energy to housing residents in the affordable housing apartment complex in Westchester County. “Community solar is a win-win for everyone involved, allowing Tuckahoe Housing Authority to produce clean energy right on their rooftops, lower their energy costs and… The post UGE completes nearly 250-kW community solar project on New York affordable housing apartment complex appeared first on Solar Power World.

Four more solar projects announced in Duke Energy Florida territory
21 Jul 2021 at 5:31pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Duke Energy Florida just announced four new solar projects that will begin construction in 2022. The four new sites: The 74.9-MW Hildreth Solar Power Plant in Suwannee County, Florida, will use bifacial solar panels on trackers. The 74.9-MW Bay Ranch Solar Power Plant in Bay County, Florida, will use bifacial solar panels on trackers. The… The post Four more solar projects announced in Duke Energy Florida territory appeared first on Solar Power World.


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