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March 10, 2009

NEW YORK– On February 12, 2009 the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order revising and approving changes to net metering tariffs for the six investor-owned utilities in New York. The tariff approval process will continue for utilities

March 10, 2009

MISSOURI – On February 20, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) filed a Certification of Administrative Rule regarding a proposed amendment to Missouri’s recent net metering regulations. The proposal changes only net metering and interconnection aspects regarding previously imposed liability

March 08, 2009

Just last March, the City of Knoxville became a Solar America City. In that short time, the Knoxville team has achieved enviable results, like their free ‘Solar 101 Basics” workshops where more than 100 residents and business representatives have attended;

March 08, 2009

The greening of jobs is a welcomed transition as we move toward greater use of renewable energy resources and energy efficient practices. However, as we hear more and more about green jobs and green-collar jobs, it begs the question, what

March 04, 2009

We Energies Carl Siegrist tells us that the new program features an upfront payment of $.75 per kilowatt-hour for the first year’s expected AC generation for system sizes of 1.5 kW-DC to 100 kW-DC. Generation will be determined by using

March 03, 2009

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the third round of a grants competition this week to assist Appalachian communities in leveraging renewable-energy and energy-efficiency resources to revitalize their economies. ARC expects to provide seven to ten awards of up to

February 25, 2009

Florida: white beaches, bone fishing, icy beverages with little umbrellas, Disneyworld, the Sunshine State. Maybe it’s becoming the Solar State. Last January, Orange County received a $1.8 million State of Florida grant for a solar electric (PV) system and education

February 24, 2009

Those brainiacs at DSIRE did it again. They deciphered, dissected, and interpreted the policies and incentives contained in the voluminous federal stimulus bill, and shared these details (in record time) with ordinary folks like you and me. It’s just all

February 24, 2009

A draft American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) certification standard for small wind turbines (up to ~ 65 kW) has been published and AWEA solicited comments from its members and other affected parties. Comments are due by February 28th (we realize

February 23, 2009

Tracking the Sun: The Installed Cost of Photovoltaics in the U.S. from 1998-2007, a new study on the installed costs of solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the U.S. shows that the average cost of these systems declined significantly from


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