A new report by Berkeley Lab also finds that solar is increasingly being used to meet state-level renewable energy requirements, while overall deployment of renewables is increasingly driven by other factors.
South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.
Vivint Solar, Inc., (NYSE: VSLR), a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced that it has expanded its affordable residential solar energy systems into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Vivint Solar initially expanded into the state through the Philadelphia area in August 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewable energy accounted for 4 percent of Pennsylvania’snet electricity generation in 2015. In […]
The last time the government watchdog group made solar news, they asked the Oregon attorney general to investigate what they called ‘deceptive sales practices’ in the state. Now they’re asking the Federal Trade Commission to do the same nationwide.
Community Solar is coming at a time of PV, especially residential, market uncertainty. So far the United States is a big enough sandbox for both markets to play in.
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Despite having the sword of Damocles hanging over the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), it is still doing its job – encouraging small businesses to innovate in the clean-energy economy so that if the industry is ever no longer under siege, it will not have fallen irreversibly behind the rest of the world.
Rocky Mountain Power is asking the Wyoming Public Service to slash severely the reimbursement rates it is required to pay to qualifying facilities under the 1978 law, arguing falling solar and natural gas prices mean those rates are too high to sustain long term. (READ THE FULL FILING HERE)
OhmHome’s May Solar Index report shows solar permits in the Golden State rose 12% from April, with Arizona close behind with 10% growth.
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