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Net Metering – Arizona

Arizona has issued new net metering rules which apply to all investor-owned and cooperative utilities within Arizona.  Under these new rules, net metering becomes available to all customers who generate their own electricity through solar power , wind power, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, biogas, combined heat and power (CHP), or fuel cell technologies. No firm kilowatt […]

Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) – Berkeley, California

The City of Berkeley’s Financing Initiative for Renewable and Solar Technology (FIRST) is doing a pilot program that allows property owners to borrow money from the city’s Sustainable Energy Financing District, in order to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Repayment of the loans is done over a period of 20 years, through an annual special tax […]

Solar Power

According to the LA Times, California residents set a record in December by filing 1215 applications for solar subsidies in December this year. Another record set this year in California – 133 megawatts of solar photovoltaics have been installed so far in 2008. Solar energy is repeatedly being reported as a bright spot in a […]

Solar Shingles and Solar Roofs

Solar Shingles and the Solar Power Roof With the rapid advancement of solar power we are now seeing new products enter the market containing “integrated solar panels”. For example, solar shingles. What are Solar shingles? Essentially they are ordinary roof shingles which are made out of photovoltaic materials. They perform the same function as an […]