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May 05, 2009

In March 2002, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc., opened its doors for business, instructed by the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) to invest in cost-effective energy conservation, help pay the above-market costs of renewable energy resources, and encourage energy

May 05, 2009

Jeffrey Stevens, Assistant Professor in the Electricial, Computer, and Robotics Department at Alfred State College tells IREC that they’re offering a 40-hour theory and hands-on installation course for PV systems. According to Stevens, this course will instruct students about PV

May 04, 2009

According to an analysis released today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energy efficiency improvements can save Pennsylvania consumers nearly $5 billion each year on energy bills and help create 27,000 new, local jobs by 2025. Potential

May 04, 2009

The California Public Utilities Commission issued the latest California Solar Initiative Staff Progress Report in April 2009, which shows California leading the nation with more than 500 MW of cumulative installed solar capacity. Driven by the State’s solar rebate program,

May 01, 2009

Since 2005, small wind energy state stakeholders have met to share information on their small wind programs and learn from other experts. The 2009 meeting, being held on May 6th from 1-5 p.m., is the largest to date, with 17

May 01, 2009

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced three new winners of Solar America Showcases awards in Richmond, California: Sequoia Foundation (Berkeley, CA) Forest City, Hawaii (Ohana and the Big Island, HI) National Community Builders (Columbus, OH) The Solar America Showcases

April 29, 2009

Based on feedback from the January stakeholder meeting, The Small Renewables Initiative (SRI), a program of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, has issued updated guidelines for the micro wind projects they fund. The $35,000 per project cap has been removed,

April 28, 2009

The Bay State is a busy state for small wind installers! Wind turbines were installed recently at an environmental education center in Charlton, as well as on Martha’s Vineyard and a farm on Nantucket. A six-day workshop for installers is

April 28, 2009

Berkeley residents and businesses can now get free solar energy consulting services from the City of Berkeley and Community Energy Services Corporation. The new program, SmartSolar, will help consumers understand and adopt energy efficiency and solar technologies by providing information

April 28, 2009

NREL posted preliminary test results for four small wind turbines in April. (Click here for details.) Through a competitive solicitation, NREL selected four commercially available small wind turbine systems to test in 2008/2009. * Abundant Renewable Energy’s ARE 442 *

 

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