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Getting Your Solar Installer License

  • By What is LEED
  • Feb. 6, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
Commercial and residential solar is growing exponentially in locations across the country, leaving states to play catch-up as far as rolling out contractor requirements and qualifications. More and more jurisdictions have started to define what it means to ...
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C&I Solar Market Poised For Faster Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • By Microgrid Knowledge
  • Feb. 6, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
The finding is significant to microgrids in the region because they increasingly employ solar as a clean substitute for diesel. On-site solar power is cheaper than the electricity tariffs paid by C&I companies in seven of the 15 Sub-Saharan Africa ...
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New Report from Solar Power Rocks Identifies the Best States for Home Solar in 2019

  • By PR Newswire
  • Jan. 16, 2019, 9:22 a.m.
The Report is a ranking of the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their friendliness to residential solar installations. Each state is awarded letter grades for 12 factors that contribute to overall solar-friendliness, including renewable ...
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Sunrun Gives Tesla a Fight in the Home Solar Business

  • By The New York Times
  • Oct. 29, 2018, 2:48 a.m.
Wood Mackenzie, which tracks and supplies solar data for the Solar Energy Industries Association, says Tesla accounts for 9.3 percent of residential solar installations nationwide this year, followed by Sunrun at 9.0 percent, in a fragmented industry.
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3 Reasons I'm Not Buying Residential Solar Stocks

  • By Yahoo New Zealand
  • Oct. 28, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
The last decade has seen a number of big solar companies come and go, exemplifying a very volatile market. SolarCity was a perfect example, riding to fame on massive growth and a hotshot investor in Elon Musk, but it ultimately its financials went south ...
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Tyler Huebner: Clean energy creates jobs locally and statewide

  • By Wisconsin State Journal
  • Aug. 22, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Did you know that more than 75,000 Wisconsin residents work in clean energy? When you add up all the Wisconsinites working in jobs such as installing solar panels, managing wind energy projects, manufacturing and installing energy efficient upgrades, and ...
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Tesla’s Hunt for Savings: Dozen Solar Facilities Face the Axe

  • By 1reddrop.com
  • June 22, 2018, 5:20 a.m.
“Despite a relatively stable policy environment, and solar having reached grid parity in half of all U.S. states, residential solar installations fell by 16 percent on an annual basis for a total of 2,227 megawatts deployed in 2017.”
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Illinois Energy Law Lures Northeast Commercial-Industrial Solar Developer

  • By Renewable Energy World
  • June 21, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A major developer of large-scale solar in the Northeast is launching operations in Illinois, expecting the state’s new energy law to jumpstart the industry in a way similar to what happened in the company’s home state of Massachusetts. Solect has ...
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Solar power: NY slow to catch on

  • By news10nbc
  • June 20, 2018, 6:29 a.m.
Homeowners in Monroe County are slowing down on solar too. According to NY-Sun data, in 2015 there were 236 completed residential solar installations, in 2016, that dropped to 186 solar installations and last year it was down to 164. “I think the ...
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Mercer Island Launches Second 'Solarize' Campaign

  • By USA Patch
  • June 19, 2018, 2:39 p.m.
Most standard residential solar installations do not need a building permit, just a simple electrical permit which takes a few minutes to receive in person at City Hall. Daily Newsletter The latest Mercer Island news delivered to your inbox every morning.