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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has reported that all electric capacity added in the month of January was attributed to renewable energy. FERC is the independent government entity that regulates, monitors, and investigates interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil as well as other energy-related matters.
A total of 1,231 megawatts (MW) of new …Read More

Arista Power, a Rochester-based leader in renewable energy solutions, has partnered with the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to carry out a community-based solar purchasing program, termed “Solarize Seneca”. Seneca County residents will be able to participate in the program in which county residents and businesses will be able to purchase solar systems in …Read More

What is Third-Party Solar Financing? - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Third-party solar financing in the US is expected to grow to $5.7 billion by 2016, up from $1.3 billion in 2012. This is promising since the industry only came about a decade ago. Third-party financing allows consumers to more rapidly gain energy independence by lowering the cost of installation and maintenance of residential and commercial …Read More

Maryland has goals. The State is getting quite creative to make sure these goals are met.
The State of Maryland, along with the University of Maryland, have announced that the pair has agreed to purchase up to 10 megawatts of electricity from a power plant that generates its electricity from yes, chicken waste. The deal will …Read More

In our last post, we wrote about the extensions of Federal tax credits for residential energy users. The extensions –which will last until at least the end of 2013—are great news for households that plan on investing in energy efficient appliances and improvements as well as 2-, 3-, and 4-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles.
Individuals can receive …Read More