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Fire department nets 40% tax credit and $18,000 state rebate for rooftop solar

A fire station in Superior, Wisconsin will save on energy bills and cut emissions with solar.

Arcadia releases its first report on the state of community solar

The future is bright for community solar notes Arcadia’s report, as states have strengthened programs, federal legislation is increasingly implemented and billions of dollars are invested in solar projects for all income levels.

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Transportation department testing dual-use solar snow fence

Pairing electricity production with snow drift barriers to protect roads is being evaluated by the Minnesota department of Transportation.

Building not your average dream home: The roof

A benefit to designing the roof for optimal solar production is the ability to plan for all the ventilation and plumbing to be on the north-facing side to both maximize system size and prevent any energy losses from shading.

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Building not your average dream home: Finding a builder

The interview process felt long and tedious and– at times– a bit like speed dating. But that is what is needed to find the right fit.

Sunrise brief: Heliene expands solar manufacturing in the U.S. 

Also on the rise: Treasury overloaded by renewable energy low-income tax credit applications. RFP alert: New York seeks “expedited” solar. And more.

Heliene expands solar manufacturing in the U.S.

Minnesota manufacturing to be doubled in size from 150 MW to 300 MW of solar modules, creating approximately 130 new jobs.

Sunrise brief: Barbados finalizes plans to construct a 60 MW portfolio of community solar gardens 

Also on the rise: Minnesota Power seeks 300 MW of regional solar. Canadian Solar reports Q3 earnings miss, eyes strong 2024 growth. And more.

RFP alert: Minnesota Power seeks 300 MW of regional solar

Adding 300 MW of solar through this RFP will increase Minnesota Power’s current solar portfolio by tenfold.

Building not your average dream home: Finding an architect

The second in the series of building a sustainable dream home led the author on a search for the right architect and builder during which she ran into a few challenges.

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