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November 03, 2008

SEI’s book, Photovoltaics: Design & Installation Manual, is now available in Spanish. This updated and revised textbook manual on how to design, install and maintain a PV system offers an overview of photovoltaic electricity, and a detailed description of PV

November 03, 2008

On October 24, 2008, Xcel Energy announced that incentives for PV systems in Colorado would be reduced from US $4.50 per watt to US $3.50 per watt. The Connecticut’s Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) just announced reductions to the PV rebate

October 29, 2008

In September, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a Small Wind Testing Workshop. Over 50 people attended the workshop including representatives of existing and proposed test centers. The workshop included detailed briefing from NREL National Wind Technology Center’s personnel

October 28, 2008

Robert Preus of Abundant Renewable Energy and Rob Wills of WindMonitoring.com have been appointed to the National Electrical Code, Code Making Panel #4. This panel votes on changes to Articles 690, 692, and 705. “The small-wind industry is seeing a

October 24, 2008

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s energy efficiency and renewable energy initiative, recently won an award for their Renewable Energy Site Assessment Service, created in partnership with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) awarded them

October 24, 2008

Cedar Shores, an upscale waterfront development on North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound installed a Mariah Power Windspire. The Cedar Shores residential development is being promoted as a “sustainable approach to waterfront living”. This new community, currently being developed by Blue Sun

October 21, 2008

IREC’s Annual Updates & Trends publication provides updates on and trend analysis of significant renewable-energy policy developments in the United States. The IREC Project Team and the DSIRE Staff prepares the report. Rusty Haynes, Justin Barnes, Brian Lips and Laurel

October 20, 2008

Three reports have been released recently: Taking the Red Tape Out of Green Power by Kyle Rabin How and Why to Permit for Small Wind Systems, by Ron Stimmel, AWEA Net Metering/Interconnection: Freeing the Grid: 2008 Edition Taking the Red

October 20, 2008

A number of reports and guides are being developed for the Solar America Cities. One of these reports, Elements of a Sustainable Solar City by DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Program, offers all cities a guide to create a comprehensive, city-wide

October 15, 2008

More than 135 people packed the room at IREC’s 2008 Annual Meeting in San Diego on Monday, October 13th to see old friends and hear about the latest trends and updates in current issues like interconnection and net metering, green

 

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