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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

February 23, 2009

In fall 2008, the Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) sponsored ten seminars to provide information on technical resources, grants and incentives to help Ohio companies to retool manufacturing capacities and retrain work forces to

February 23, 2009

There are only a handful of people who know the small wind industry like Trudy Forsyth. Forsyth has worked in wind energy since 1994. Today, she’s got a collection of hats: she is the liaison between the National Renewable Energy

February 23, 2009

The Annual Small Wind State Stakeholders Meeting will be Wednesday, May 6 from 1:00pm ‚ 5:00pm during WINDPOWER 2009 in Chicago. The State Stakeholders meeting provides an opportunity for states to exchange information on policies and programs to promote the

February 17, 2009

DOE recently announced a new funding opportunity, through their “20% Wind by 2030” project. This solicitation has a due date of March 3rd. [For complete details, click here. At the bottom of the page, there is a link to a


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