Illinois’s Community Solar Program

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:30:30 +0000

Originally published on In 2016, the Illinois Legislature passed the groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) with bipartisan support. The legislation includes strategies to make solar energy more accessible to low and moderate income communities through community solar projects, rooftop solar, and brownfield solar. Through the Illinois Shines program, the legislature created opportunities for citizens to […]

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Castañer, Puerto Rico Selected for New Solar Energy Microgrid Project

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:02:46 +0000

The village of Castañer, Puerto Rico has been selected to receive support for a solar energy microgrid project, as part of an initiative led by The Solar Foundation and Pathstone Corp. to strengthen and expand the solar industry in Puerto Rico and build more resilient communities. The microgrid project will include a solar energy and battery storage installation for small businesses that […]

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New Solar Farm Piles Even More Green Onto Green Energy

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 21:05:43 +0000

Green energy gets a green makeover when new solar farm combines farming with solar panels and community benefits, too.

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Voices Of 100%: Hanover Residents Raise Hands For Renewable Energy

Credit to Author: John Farrell| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 17:02:17 +0000

Originally published at Hosting an in-person community gathering may be unthinkable these days, but that is exactly how Hanover, New Hampshire endorsed its 100% renewable energy goal back in 2017: a show of hands in the high school gymnasium. For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell […]

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Georgia Power Plans to Add 2,260 MW of Renewables by 2025

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2021 20:24:11 +0000

On National Solar Appreciation Day, Georgia Power announced that it is adding 2,260 megawatts (MW) of renewables to its energy mix by 2025. The company noted that solar is expected to make up a majority of its renewable resource growth and that currently it has more than 2,500 MW of renewable resources online. Georgia Power […]

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Improving The Efficiency Of Your Home, Series 2: Heating, Cooling, (Hot) Water – Part Five

Credit to Author: Barry A.F.| Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2021 00:02:32 +0000

Reduce your carbon production by improving the efficiency of your heating/cooling appliances and (hot) water.

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Morocco Aims For 50% Renewable Energy By 2030

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 06:55:31 +0000

Renewable energy creates about 35% of Morocco’s electricity needs, according to data from 2019. But the country is aiming to do much better

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Summit Ridge Energy Now Has 42 Community Solar Farms In Operation In Illinois

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 19:40:09 +0000

Summit Ridge Energy put new 25 community solar farms online in Illinois in the 4th quarter of 2020, bringing the company’s community solar farm total in Illinois to

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Community Solar Year 1 — A New Program Gets Underway

Credit to Author: Joe Wachunas| Date: Fri, 08 Jan 2021 01:06:37 +0000

Community solar is the idea that folks who can’t install solar panels on their rooftops — either because their roof isn’t in good shape or they don’t have the upfront capital or they rent and don’t own their home — can essentially buy solar panels at a solar farm (usually off in a field somewhere relatively nearby), receive credit off their utility bills, and take part in growing their solar energy locally

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