Tag Archives: solar

Whose Loan is it Anyway?

The role of government in energy sectors, particularly solar, has been hotly debated in recent weeks. Job-creating agendas, deficit reduction strategies, and the recent bankruptcy of Solyndra have received much attention as we enter an election year. Tell me if you’ve heard a political figure in the US publicly declaring something to the effect of, […]

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Electricity Rates: A Dependable Incentive for Solar

Amidst questionable government loans, Chinese panel dumping allegations, and the ups and downs of rebates and SREC markets, there is one support mechanism for solar installations that holds constant: electricity savings. As electricity rates continue to rise, rooftop solar will continue to be a viable solution to save money on your electricity bills and hedge […]

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Considerations for Solar Job Creation

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The debate over the costs and practicality of supporting solar industries has arisen (again) recently. Federal and state governments face budget deficits, calling into question several incentive programs that aim to reduce the costs of going solar. While some states have pledged to continue funding rebate programs, others, like Pennsylvania, have indicated they will allow […]

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Massachusetts Shows Strong Growth for Solar

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Despite being located where the sun shines with less intensity and frequency, Massachusetts has become one of the fastest growing states for solar, more than doubling their installed solar capacity over the last six months. MassCEC, the organization responsible for administering government-funded programs to support solar and other renewables,┬árecently reported┬áthat employment among MA-based clean energy […]

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MA Rebate Program Boosts Funding

Recent apprehension for government-funded solar energy development in the wake of the Solyndra and MA-based Evergreen Solar bankruptcies hasn’t kept MassCEC from pumping additional funding into the increasingly popular┬áComm II Solar Rebate Program. The program receives funding from MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust, which raises revenue from a surcharge on electricity bills. Over the last year […]

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