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  • Sierra Club poll finds 70% of Marylanders support transition from coal to solar and wind November 19, 2019
    The Sierra Club, joined by the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, Interfaith Power & Light and Delegate Kumar Barve, released a bipartisan poll showing Marylanders overwhelmingly want to move beyond coal and into a clean energy future. The poll, conducted by Ferguson Research and Hart Research Associates, found that 70% of Marylanders want to transition… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • South Carolina PSC approves lowest solar rates in the country November 19, 2019
    On November 15 the South Carolina Public Service Commission issued a crippling order to the solar industry after months of debate regarding how the state’s utilities set the rate paid to large solar facilities. The Energy Freedom Act directs the Commission to level the playing field between utilities and the solar industry, and instead, the… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • NYC clean energy advocates push for competitive RFP for new renewable development November 19, 2019
    For New York City to achieve its climate and clean energy goals in the most cost-effective way, a diverse and growing coalition of major labor, business and environmental groups are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to issue a new competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) to meet the city’s renewable electricity needs. The groups’ call for… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New Pennsylvania Solar Center helps nonprofits, small businesses go solar November 19, 2019
    The Pennsylvania Solar Center, a new statewide solar energy resource hub established to guide non-profits and small businesses through the solar purchase process and connect them to qualified installers and financing, has officially opened in Pittsburgh. A project of The New Sun Rising, its 501(c)3 non-profit fiscal sponsor, the PA Solar Center will also offer… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New app allows Vermont businesses to buy RECs from home solar producers November 19, 2019
    Green Mountain Power (GMP) is empowering Vermont businesses with an app that lets them name their price for renewable power, generated by Vermonters. Now, companies that join this new pilot program can power their business with 100% renewable energy by buying it using GMP’s Vermont Green app. This enables businesses to take quick action to… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • JFK airport will install major solar + storage project, including 6.1 MW of community solar November 19, 2019
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that SunPower will be installing a 13-MW, 7.5-MWh solar + storage project at JFK International Airport with 6.1 MW of the solar array being part of a community solar project. The community solar portion will be the largest such installation at a U.S. airport. The… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Silicon Ranch signs on for 107-MW solar project for Facebook in Georgia November 19, 2019
    Consumer-owned Georgia utility Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) has signed a contract with Silicon Ranch on behalf of Facebook for a new solar project as part of its agreement to supply 100% renewable energy for Facebook’s data center in Newton County, Georgia. Facebook chose Walton EMC as the power supplier for the Newton Data Center… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • House releases tax package that would extend solar ITC by 5 years November 19, 2019
    The House Ways and Means Committee released a comprehensive clean energy tax package that includes a five-year extension of the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC) and new incentives for energy storage. “This is a positive development for everyday Americans who want access to affordable clean energy,” said Abigail Ross Hopper, CEO of the Solar… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Solar tracker supplier Unimacts acquires Mexican manufacturing facility November 19, 2019
    Unimacts, a global industrial manufacturing services company, announced the completion of the acquisition of the Gonvarri manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico. Unimacts is a supplier to the solar tracker industry with production and distribution of mechanical solar components and assemblies in over 10 countries around the world. The acquisition of the Gonvarri factory in Mexico… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • SunModo releases elevated racking for roof and ground applications November 18, 2019
    Navigating obstacles on the roof or ground used to be one of a solar installer’s worst challenges. Enter SunTurf, SunModo’s newest solar racking innovation for residential and commercial ground-mounted and elevated roof-mounted systems. SunModo introduced the improved SunTurf line after many years of field experience with SunBeam, the industry’s most popular elevated system. SunTurf racking… […]
    Billy Ludt