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Member-Owned Community Solar Poised For National Adoption

April 11th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Community solar projects are sweeping the nation, enabling individuals to benefit from solar energy even if they don’t have panels on their house or apartment building. The financial design of a community solar project may vary widely, however, which can make or break any savings that a system could yield for the consumer. 


San Mateo County Readies $2,000 Grants for EV Charging Stations

March 26th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Grants for EV charging stations for multi-resident buildings and workplaces will be available later this year in San Mateo County, CA, under a $16 million program — the largest in the state thus far — aimed at accelerating the adoption and use of EVs in the area


New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new report on the issue


ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass


California’s New Solar Regulations Prop Up Vivint Solar’s Lackluster First Quarter

May 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Vivint Solar, one of the United States' leading residential solar installers, announced its first-quarter earnings this week, posting lackluster growth and a larger-than-expected net loss, causing the company's shares to tumble until investors took notice of California's new building regulations mandating solar on all new residential buildings from 2020 onwards.



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