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SolarCity completes 4.7-MW solar project for Army family housing

SolarCity completes 4.7-MW solar project for Army family housing

August 12, 2016 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

More than 18,000 solar panels were installed at Army family housing thanks to Balfour Beatty Communities and SolarCity. The solar panels are installed on multi-family housing, community centers and maintenance facilities at Fort Detrick, Maryland and Fort Carson, Colo., to provide power to approximately 1,200 housing units across the twoRead More

Details on funding of new solar, grid technology awarded by Energy Department

Details on funding of new solar, grid technology awarded by Energy Department

March 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm 1 comment

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will play key roles in a variety of projects recently funded by the Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). NREL’s innovative approaches have received five awards across three different ARPA-E programs for advancing transformational technologies to generate, store, and use energy moreRead More

How big is the ITC extension? How about 54% install increase through 2020

How big is the ITC extension? How about 54% install increase through 2020

December 17, 2015 at 9:38 am 3 comments

As the solar industry eagerly awaits the outcome of the omnibus spending bill that includes a five-year extension to the solar investment tax credit (ITC), there is not much left to do other than speculate, which is what the folks at GTM Research are doing. According to their analysts, thisRead More

Vermont finishes 5th solar project at state corrections facility

Vermont finishes 5th solar project at state corrections facility

December 10, 2015 at 10:00 am 3 comments

A 500 kW solar net metering project was completed at the Southern State Correctional Facility, the fifth of seven state correctional facilities to be powered by solar. The project is part of an initiative the Governor announced in September 2013 to deploy 5 MW of solar power that will increase theRead More

Solar ag boost: More USDA loans, grants available for renewable projects

Solar ag boost: More USDA loans, grants available for renewable projects

November 4, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

The ag sector is an important one for solar, so the announcement last week from the USDA that it is awarding loans and grants that will help more than 1,100 rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations is a welcome one. The funding isRead More

Obama makes solar energy for low-income housing a priority

Obama makes solar energy for low-income housing a priority

July 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm 4 comments

The Obama Administration made a bold goal to install 300 MW of new solar panels on federally subsidized low- and moderate- income communities by 2020, and to offer loans and toolkits that further incentivize solar adoption. Those in the solar industry know the the progress that’s been made the last fiveRead More