Posts Tagged ‘solar power’

The demand for renewable resources increases as consumers become more green conscious. Their demand is creating pressure on utility companies to join the green movement by replacing conventional means of energy with clean energy resources such as solar and wind.
The government is helping to perpetuate the green movement by offering various incentives to consumers. For …Read More

Expansion of Solar Energy in New Jersey - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

With the extension of the Solar 4 All, an approved initiative by New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities, the state is about to see a major increase in solar energy. Public Service Gas & Electric Co. (PSE&G) will spend $440 million over the next three years while the state will have more oversight of the program including …Read More

Solar Installations Reach All-time High - Thursday, June 20, 2013

According to a report released by Greentech Media Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, installations for photovoltaic and concentrating photovoltaic systems have increased 33 percent year-over-year to 729 megawatts (MW) during the first quarter of 2013 in the U.S.
Photovoltaic systems consist of solar panels, typically mounted on the roof, that absorb and convert sunlight …Read More

Improved Green Energy Options in Utah - Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Utah will now have new and improved options when selecting renewable energy. On May, 31, 2013, Intermountain Wind and Solar (IWS) announced upcoming plans to improve photovoltaic technologies. Through such improvements, users will benefit not only in costs but power efficiency.
Photovoltaic technologies (or systems) consist of solar panels or arrays, and balance of system components …Read More

Green Mountain Energy began its Sun Club in 2002 in an effort to fund, supply and build solar power for non-profit organizations across the country.  In April alone, the renewable retail electricity provider’s Sun Club program donated $113,000 to three non-profits in Texas, New York, and Pennsylvania.
The Sun Club is a voluntary program in which …Read More

Solar Stays Strong in First Quarter of 2013
For the first time in history, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid. The Solar Energy Industries Association announced the news after reviewing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) March 2013 “Energy Infrastructure Update”.
Seven major projects in California, Nevada, New …Read More

Renewable Energy Requirements
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the dependency on traditional fossil fuel energy sources, regulators in Massachusetts have set forth new renewable electricity purchasing requirements for all the state’s public utilities. Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities (DPU) now requires each public utility to bid on long-term green energy contracts no …Read More

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook report, predicting that renewable electricity consumption will increase by 2.6% in 2013 and by 4.1% in 2014.
Renewable electricity produced in 2012 across the U.S. accounted for about 5% of total electricity production. As expected, wind power led among renewables, accounting for roughly 3.5% of …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