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“Solar Freedom Now” Unveils Plan For Cutting Red Tape, Solar PV Soft Costs 50%

March 8th, 2013 | by Andrew

Establishing a single national policy and regulatory standard for residential solar energy systems that grants "homeowners the right to install a standardized, under 10 kW system, using UL-listed components, following National Electrical Code standards, installed by a qualified contractor subject to a single local inspection," should be the first step taken, SFN contends


US Solar Industry Leaders Testify before ITC on Chinese Silicon PV Dumping, Subsidies

October 5th, 2012 | by Andrew

Massive Chinese government subsidies have led to equally massive overcapacity and Chinese manufacturers' exports to the US, and that in turn's led to a rising tide of US solar bankruptcies and downsizing at a critical juncture in the global industry's development, US solar industry leaders and supporters testified. The Commerce Dept.'s much anticipated final determination on duties is right around the corner


Advanced Solar CPV Manufacturing Plant to Open in NC this Month

September 17th, 2012 | by Andrew

Semprius and its backers -- including the DOE, NREL, Pratt & Whitney, and Siemens -- believe record-high efficiency ratings and low-cost production will make the startup's concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) cells and modules a winner in a global solar market undergoing much turmoil, including bankruptcies, plant shutdowns, slowdowns, layoffs, and cutbacks in government solar incentives and subsidies


Riverside County Home Energy Renovation Program Yields Energy Bill Savings, Local Jobs, Carbon Emissions Reductions

September 13th, 2012 | by Andrew

Home clean energy project financing in Riverside County is surging higher with the launch of an innovative public-private PACE partnership, HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity). HERO is boosting job creation and the local economy, along with helping consumers cut energy costs and helping the state meet its GHG emissions reduction targets


California Community Solar Bill Dies in Assembly Committee

September 3rd, 2012 | by Andrew

Intense lobbying from the state's three largest utilities effectively squashed the bill, which would have enabled renters and others to subscribe and receive solar and other renewable power from project developers in return for credits to their utility bills.


REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth

June 12th, 2012 | by Andrew

The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report



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