The solar power industry in the United States will still continue to get support from the government even after the debacle with Solyndra. Favorable government measures would still make solar power cost-competitive with other energy sources.
Hawaiian Electric announced that it teamed up with Electric Power Research Institution to collect and analyze information from a charging station that has photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of a carport.
On paper, the state of Michigan might be encouraging residents and businesses to install solar power systems with its solar rebate and incentive programs. But the state officials must rethink their property tax laws if they really want to promote alternative energy use in Michigan.
Good news for homeowners and businesses that plan to go solar in 2011. There are several federal tax credits that are still in effect or have been extended for the year. There’s the uncapped 30 percent federal tax credit on solar hot water and residential solar electric systems that are in effect until 2016. The […]
Massachusetts has a couple of solar power projects up its sleeves for 2010. The goal is to increase the number of solar power installations within the state.
Connecticut Clean Energy Fund implemented a Residential Solar Thermal Incentive Program in the hopes of stimulating development of renewable energy and creating more green jobs in the state.
Palo Alto Electric is offering customers grants for installing solar panels through the Photovoltaic Partners Program, encouraging homes and businesses to install photovoltaic systems.
Concord, Massachusetts, has various programs to promote energy efficiency, including a Solar Rebate Program available for photovoltaic systems less than 10 kW.
Ontario aims to phase out its coal power plants within five years according to the Canadian province’s new Green Energy Act. Canada is one of the highest carbon gas contributors among major economies.
Massachusetts has enacted a new net metering law that allows homeowners and businesses to sell solar power generated by its solar power systems to utilities at retail prices.