Post Tagged with: "Community Solar"

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

New York: Making energy affordable for low-income residents, reforming how utilities make money

May 23, 2016 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The New York State Public Service Commission has put in place the state’s first-ever Energy Affordability Policy, which will provide nearly two million low-income New Yorkers with $248 million in direct cost relief each year. The new policy will limit energy costs for low-income New Yorkers to no more thanRead More

Stellar Solar founder: Four trends leading to expanded solar energy adoption

Stellar Solar founder: Four trends leading to expanded solar energy adoption

May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The next 10 years are going to bring a host of new energy choices and a lot more market clout for so-called energy “pro-sumers” — utility customers who consume energy but also produce it, using their own rooftop solar energy systems — according to Stellar Solar founding partner Michael Powers.Read More

Solarize Athens’ 729 sign-ups gets PV pricing to reach cheapest tier

Solarize Athens’ 729 sign-ups gets PV pricing to reach cheapest tier

May 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Sign-ups for Solarize Athens (Georgia), a program designed to bring the savings of bulk solar purchases to residents and commercial buildings in the Metropolitan Athens Area, ended at midnight on April 30. The sign-up period closed with 729 Athenians expressing interest in installing solar on their home or business. “We’veRead More

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