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SEIA Launches New Finance Initiative to Open Markets and Expand Investment Opportunities

In an effort to open investment and financial innovation – and to focus that capability on historically underserved sectors of the solar economy – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched the SEIA Finance Initiative

Solar Industry Commends Today’s PUC Decision on Net Metering

Solar industry leaders commended today's decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to leave the state's net metering policy unchanged, calling it a "fair outcome" for the state's consumers, utilities and solar industry.

President Announces New Policies to Remove Barriers to Clean Energy Drawing Strong Support from...

In response to the President's planned remarks to expand markets for solar energy and energy efficiency in Las Vegas tonight at Sen. Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement

First Nation Launches Solar Project In the Heart of the Oil Sands

This Sunday, the Lubicon Lake Band of Little Buffalo will hold a community feast and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of an 80 panel, 20.8 kilowatt solar system that will power the adjacent community health centre with the excess fed into the grid. The community owned and operated solar system was built with support from Bullfrog Power, Canadian Energy, Honour the Earth Foundation, W Dusk Energy Group, Greenpeace Canada, and actress/environmentalist Jane Fonda.

Industry Veteran Joins SEIA As Sr. Director Of Project Finance And Capital Markets

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that Mike Mendelsohn, an energy industry veteran with 25 years of experience, is the trade association’s new Senior Director of Project Finance and Capital Markets.

SEIA, CohnReznick Release Solar Project Valuation Guide

As a tool for investors, financiers, project developers and others, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and CohnReznick, a leading national accounting, tax and advisory firm, today released a guide to the valuation of solar projects for financial reporting purposes.

CONGRESSWOMAN LEE INTRODUCES BILL TO EXPAND SOLAR ACCESS TO LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced the Low Income Solar Act (LISA), H.R. 3041, along with Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN). The Senate companion bill, S. 1713, was introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation’s Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon

Mark your calendars: The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon -- America’s premier collegiate competition that challenges students from around the world to design, build and operate highly energy-efficient, solar-powered houses -- will open October 8 in Irvine, California.

CPS Energy announces first community solar project

CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, said it has chosen Clean Energy Collective as its vendor for the utility’s first community solar project, according to a July 9 news release. Through the community solar program, residential and commercial electricity customers will be able to purchase panels from the 1.2-megawatt shared facility and receive credits on their electricity bills from CPS Energy.

A National Initiative: Solar for All

This week’s presidential announcement of a new initiative to increase access to solar energy for all Americans, in particular low- and moderate-income communities, is an exciting expansion of IREC’s groundbreaking work in this area, which began in California

Is Solar Power Right for You? FTC Tips Highlight Homeowners’ Options

Solar Power for Your Home explains costs and benefits of buying or leasing a system, or signing a power purchase agreement. It also has tips to help you evaluate companies and products, and advice about what to know – about tax breaks, rate changes and what happens when you sell your house – before you sign a contract.

Extensive Solar Cost-Benefit Studies Now Highlighted on SEIA Website

As a way to quickly access extensive research on the value of solar and renewable energy – from economic and environmental benefits to both consumers and businesses, to grid efficiencies and savings – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has created a new resources page on its website.

New WattPlan Software by Clean Power Research Sets Standard for Utilities to Deliver Highly...

Clean Power Research® (www.cleanpower.com) today launchedWattPlan™, an online software application that enables utilities to cost-effectively engage customers with highly-personalized answers to energy questions such as: “Is solar right for me?” Built on energy valuation solutions developed over the past 17 years, WattPlan incorporates newly available information such as interval data from smart meters, and innovations like rate optimization, to set a new standard for user-facing energy calculators.

Declining Photovoltaic Module Cost Accelerating the Indian Solar Energy

In an energy-starved country like India, there is tremendous potential for increasing the share of solar energy, as the cost of the solar panels has dropped by a whopping 60-70% during the last couple of years. Even the efficiency of the module has increased by 10-15%.This is easing the pressure on the investment for setting up a solar park infrastructure as more than half of the project cost is associated with procuring of solar PV modules. Further this is boosting the Rooftop solar PV installation, where the grid connectivity is not cost-effective

First Solar Achieves World Record 18.6% Thin Film Solar Conversion Efficiency

First Solar, Inc.today announced it has set yet another world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) module conversion efficiency, achieving 18.6% aperture efficiency for an advanced full size module. For the first time ever, First Solar has demonstrated a record module that is more efficient than the best multi-crystalline module recorded.

NREL Report Estimates Market Potential of Shared Solar and Discusses Relevant Securities Regulations

Analysis from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that by making shared solar programs available to households and businesses that currently cannot host on-site photovoltaic (PV) systems shared solar could represent 32 to 49 percent of the distributed photovoltaic market in 2020.

Utah’s Greenest Living Community Terra Sol Opens in South Salt Lake

IRVINE, CA - January 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Award-winning KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, announced today the opening of Utah's newest living community, Terra Sol, a pioneering urban infill development near downtown Salt Lake City....

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