Solar Energy

Iowa Solar Tax Credit Tripling Passed by State Senate

A new solar tax bill in the Iowa legislature was approved by the Ways and Means Committee that would triple the annual solar tax credit from $1.5 million to $4.5 million. The proposed legislation would increase the homeowner solar tax credit from $3,000 to $5,000. Business owners would be eligible for $20,000 instead of the

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California Grandfathers Existing Solar Arrays In, Rates Won’t Change For 20 Years

Originally published on the ECOreport. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has ruled that existing rooftop solar arrays can keep selling electricity to the grid at current rates for 20 years. This applies to all customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, and Southern California Edison Company. The CPUC’s decision was

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The History Of Solar

Originally published on Renewables International. By Craig Morris Did you know that Socrates gave lectures on solar architecture? But no, he’s not the one who invented it – that honor goes back at least to the Chinese, according to the update of John Perlin’s classic from the 1970s entitled “A Golden Thread.” The new version,

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Solar Storage Scandal In California (In Depth)

Originally published on the ECOreport. SolarCity spokesperson Will Craven said that about 500 of their California customers have agreed to install batteries for power storage, but the state’s three biggest utilities have only connected 12 since 2011. He decided to go to the press after Southern California Edison (SCE) said they were going to charge

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Elon Musk On 100% Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Potential, Li-ion Battery Components…

Originally published on Lenz Blog. It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually. It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.

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Why Solar Isn’t Enough

By Vic Shao  The past few weeks of sunny weather have been paying off, literally, for California’s solar companies. On March 16th the state set a new record by drawing more than 16% of our energy use from solar energy. But even that isn’t enough for those of us that want to see our communities reach net

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Is A Value Of Solar Tariff (VOST) Really Better Than Net Metering?

Originally published on SolarWakeup. By Yann Brandt Value of solar tariffs, also known as VOSTs, have hit some level of critical mass; at least with public perception and media. The question to ask yourself, as I did; do you know what a value of solar tariff is? Why does it exist? And should you like

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The Case For A Solar Race

Originally published in Let the Sunshine In: A Solar Power Blog. Once upon a time, at the height of the so-called Cold War in the 1950s, the United States first became involved in something called the “Space Race” with its arch-rival, the now-defunct Soviet Union. Rocket technology had evolved dramatically during the recently-concluded World War,

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New Way To Filter Light — First Directional Selectivity For Light Waves Achieved By Researchers

An entirely new way to filter light, one that has long been sought but until now remained elusive, has been achieved by researchers at MIT. For the first time, it’s become possible to selectively filter light according to its direction of propagation — in other words, to filter it based on where it’s coming from.

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Soligent & SunWize Become Soligent Distribution

Soligent and SunWize have decided to integrate and combine their operations in order to reportedly become the largest provider of solar distribution and dealer services in the US. Their combined portfolio of offerings involve financing and value-added services for solar installers, energy efficiency firms, electrical contractors, and roofing companies. The company’s new name is Soligent

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