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New York starts construction on first community solar project

New York starts construction on first community solar project

April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

New York’s solar rise continues as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), EnterSolar and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) started construction on the first Shared Renewables community solar project in New York State. This project advances the goals ofRead More

New SolSmart program to cut ‘red tape’ for communities looking to boost solar installs

New SolSmart program to cut ‘red tape’ for communities looking to boost solar installs

April 27, 2016 at 8:19 am Comments are Disabled

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation (TSF) just launched a new designation program that will recognize leading solar cities and counties as well as empower new communities to advance through no-cost technical assistance. A core component of the technical assistance program — named SolSmart — areRead More

New York utilities, SolarCity propose landmark partnership

New York utilities, SolarCity propose landmark partnership

April 20, 2016 at 9:38 am 6 comments

New York just keeps bringing the solar news, with most of it centered on collaboration. Six New York investor-owned utilities have joined SolarCity Corp. and other solar companies in the creation of the Solar Progress Partnership. The group yesterday filed a joint proposal with the New York Public Service CommissionRead More

PowerPortal provides specialized reporting for community solar projects

PowerPortal provides specialized reporting for community solar projects

March 17, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

AlsoEnergy just debuted a new option in its product line, “PowerPortal,” which addresses the issue community solar projects have with monitoring/displaying a single user’s allocation of the total piece of the generation pie. Community solar opens the door for a wide range of user agreements, sometimes arising from a single array.Read More

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

VIDEO: Check out Iowa’s largest community solar project, built by SunLink and RER Energy Group

March 10, 2016 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

More than 1,200 Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) customers have invested in a new 1.5-MW DC community solar project near Prairie Lakes Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, now completed by SunLink Corp. and RER Energy Group. The project utilized SunLink’s GeoPro mounting system and was installed by the company’s PowerCare installationRead More

Details on Clean Energy Collective, Xcel Energy agree on community solar settlement

Details on Clean Energy Collective, Xcel Energy agree on community solar settlement

February 26, 2016 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

Colorado’s electricity customers will gain greater access to local clean power production after another boost to the state’s burgeoning community solar market. Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a leading community solar solutions provider, has reached an agreement with Xcel Energy on the utility’s community solar gardens program, resulting in up to 60Read More

Details on the Texas’ Solar Club 60 program

Details on the Texas’ Solar Club 60 program

February 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Texas homeowners now can get the benefits of a virtual rooftop solar array, including a low, fixed electricity price, for five years with TXU Energy Solar Club 60. This unique electricity plan, which doesn’t have the cost of installing a home solar system, gives Texans membership in a shared solarRead More

PG&E’s Solar Choice program lets customers go 100 percent solar without a system

PG&E’s Solar Choice program lets customers go 100 percent solar without a system

February 9, 2016 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) launched a program called Solar Choice, which extends the option for 100 percent solar power to customers who are not planning to install rooftop solar panels. Customers can purchase half or all of their electric power from solar energy locally sourced in Northern andRead More

CPN tries to boost lagging Ohio solar market with OH SUN program

CPN tries to boost lagging Ohio solar market with OH SUN program

January 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

The Community Power Network (CPN), a national network of local, state, and national advocates for renewable energy announced the opening of its OH SUN program. This new effort builds off of the organization’s work in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. “It is critical that the solar industry is notRead More

Solarize programs a boon to solar installers, local communities

Solarize programs a boon to solar installers, local communities

January 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the coolest parts of the solar industry, as far as an energy industry goes, is the collaboration it can create between suppliers, cities and citizens. Solarize is one ongoing example of this. Originally launched in Portland, Ore., in 2009, the Solarize approach allows groups of homeowners or businessesRead More