About Reggie Norris

Reggie Norris Prior to joining Clean Energy Experts, Reggie ran operations for the first completely carbon-neutral water company in the U.S., Nika Water Company that donates 100% of its profits to support projects that bring clean water and safe distribution to under-developed areas around the world. Prior to Nika, Reggie was a corporate & securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati where he represented high-growth consumer and technology focused start-up companies. Earlier, Reggie was a staff attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. He holds a LLM from University of San Diego School of Law, a JD from University of California Hastings College of the Law and an AB in English from Stanford University.

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Layman’s Guide to Arizona Solar Rebates

October 6th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

Last week I was in Tucson visiting an old college buddy and he kept asking me what I do. So, naturally, the conversation gravitated towards solar. It was fun as he seemed genuinely interested in solar energy, how economically viable solar was, and what it would take for him to go solar. However, I was a somewhat startled how little he knew about what Arizona offered in terms of financial incentives and how they apply (particularly in conjunction with federal incentives). After working out the numbers for him, I thought it might be useful to spell it out for the masses as well

New Jersey Surpasses California for Commercial Solar Power

October 4th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

We recently covered a solar industry report showing that solar power in Q2 of 2011 grew considerably and many jobs came with that, but there were more interesting points in that report as well. According to this report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, New Jersey has surpassed California as the hottest and largest commercial solar market

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Solar Markets Facing Short Term Pain

August 26th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

Recently, I wrote about how the incredible success of the New Jersey solar and Pennsylvania solar markets was beginning to have adverse consequences with respect to each state’s primary solar incentive, the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC). Two months later, the trend is continuing to get worse but solar advocates in both states are beginning to get a grip on the problem and are putting the downturn in proper market context

Renewable Energy Projects Under Pressure from Feds and Environmental Groups

August 12th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

At the close of 2010, the Obama administration announced an ambitious plan to preserve massive amounts of land, particularly in the West. Pursuant to a regulatory change instigated by the administration, the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been instructed to survey its vast holdings – some 250 million acres – and designate suitable tracks as "wild lands." Under this proposal, millions of acres of resource rich public land would be declared off-limits to all forms of commercial development

Solar in Los Angeles Getting a Boost

August 11th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

Solar in Los Angeles recently received another boost. After shutting down its solar incentive program in April, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the nation's largest municipal utility, has announced that it will restart its solar incentive program once again

California Solar Website Launched to Help CA Homeowners Save Money and Go Solar

July 27th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

One of the nation’s largest solar lead generation companies, Clean Energy Experts, just announced that it has launched a new website, Solar-California.org to help CA homeowners save money by investing in solar. According to the company press release, the goal of the site is to “present facts about solar power, how to prepare for a solar installation, available financing and leasing programs, current solar tax rebates and incentives in California, and estimates on the costs of a system.”

Aggressive Planning Helping Massachusetts Achieve Solar Power Success

July 7th, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

When I was in high school, my older brother used to call home from college in Massachusetts every Sunday sounding like he had never experienced a happy moment in his life. I used to ask what was going on and he would say, “You try living through a winter here…I haven’t seen the sun in 5 months.” Being from Southern California, I was shocked that this was life on the east coast…no sun in 5 months? Inconceivable! Anyway I never asked him about it again… I didn’t want to get beaten up

Massachusetts Developing Solar Farms on Old Landfills

June 23rd, 2011 | by Reggie Norris

Former municipal landfills in Massachusetts that have been covered and left unused for years are being eyed as locations for renewable energy production. State officials are encouraging local municipalities to consider turning the former dumps into solar farms

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