New York Is 95% Of The Way To Its 6 Gigawatts By 2025 Solar Power Goal

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:45:21 +0000

New York’s solar growth has climbed 2,100% since the NY-Sun initiative was launched in 2011. The cost of solar dropped 69% in that same period. Naturally, there are large global trends driving these results, but they are great for New York nonetheless. They’re also helping New York Governor Cuomo to easily approach his goal of […]

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5 Wins for Clean Energy Innovation in Biden’s Budget

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 22:00:42 +0000

Originally published on the NRDC Expert Blog. By Arjun Krishnaswami & Sasha Stashwick The Biden administration’s 2022 budget released on Friday includes major funding increases for important Department of Energy (DOE) programs to drive clean energy innovation, address the climate crisis, and build a strong and equitable economy. These funding increases complement the investments proposed in the […]

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3 New Community Solar Projects in Colorado

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 03:06:12 +0000

I’m not going to lie — I’m a sucker for community solar projects. In terms of pure output or emissions reduction, they don’t touch utility-scale solar projects. However, they bring a lot more people into the economic benefits that come from solar power. The latest community solar news I’ve seen is that Pivot Energy, which […]

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The POWER Interview: Spotlight on the Solar Wave

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 16:28:13 +0000

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Growth in the solar power sector is coming from many angles, with utilities building ever-larger solar arrays, and more homeowners and building owners putting panels on their rooftops. Many utilities and other companies also are expanding offerings of community solar, a way for electricity customers to get the benefits of solar power without having to […]

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The POWER Interview: Spotlight on the Solar Wave

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 28 May 2021 16:28:13 +0000

The post The POWER Interview: Spotlight on the Solar Wave appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Growth in the solar power sector is coming from many angles, with utilities building ever-larger solar arrays, and more homeowners and building owners putting panels on their rooftops. Many utilities and other companies also are expanding offerings of community solar, a way for electricity customers to get the benefits of solar power without having to […]

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New York’s Community Solar Program

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 20:40:37 +0000

Originally published on ILSR.org New York enabled virtual net metering in 2011 for solar, wind, and farm-based biogas systems. Virtual Net Metering allows shared-ownership groups or neighborhoods to collectively receive credits for off-site renewable energy generation — essentially allowing community solar. The state did not establish a formal community solar program until 2015, when the New York Public Service […]

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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Initiatives to Accelerate Solar Deployment in Underserved Communities

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 04 May 2021 21:00:16 +0000

New Efforts Include $15.5 Million to Tackle Barriers to Solar Deployment, Increased Focus on Expanding Clean Energy Access to Low- and Moderate-Income Communities and Fostering a Diverse Solar Workforce

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Solar Over Abandoned Landfills — Let The Sun Shine In!

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 21:54:35 +0000

Landfills present an appealing option for solar — they are quiet and low profile, attract minimal vehicular traffic, and offer areas no more than eight to nine feet above ground, which is ideal for the panels to absorb sunlight.

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We The Power: Patagonia Short Film Highlights Future Of Community-Owned Energy

Credit to Author: Derek Markham| Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 20:46:29 +0000

Imagine a new paradigm in how we get (and use) energy, one in which citizens have the loudest voice, one in which renewable sources of energy are prioritized, and one in which local communities reap both social and monetary benefits. Imagine a banding together of like-minded citizens to demand a cleaner, more sustainable energy system, […]

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Remote Communities Partner with DOE Experts & National Labs to Adopt Clean Energy Solutions that Reduce Energy Costs & Power Disruptions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 23:16:52 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will work with 11 remote and island communities around the United States and provide federal assistance to bolster their energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages, and improve their future energy and economic outlook. Due to their geographic isolation, remote coastal and island […]

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