Recent News

July 29, 2008

On July 1, 2008, the U.S. Energy Information Agency released its official 2006 statistics on green pricing and net metering programs. The data for both topics is presented by state and by customer class, and is compared to years 2002-2005.

July 29, 2008

On July 2, 2008, Toronto Hydro Electric announced a residential load-shifting pilot program, called PowerShift, whereby the company will automatically cycle down air conditioners between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. when the temperature exceeds 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Customers

July 29, 2008

On July 1, 2008, four of New Mexico’s major utilities—Xcel Energy, El Paso Electric, PNM, and the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association—issued a request for proposals for the construction of a large solar parabolic trough generation facility and an associated

July 29, 2008

On July 8, 2008, Gatorade, a division of PepsiCo, announced that it will install a 500 kW photovoltaic system on the roof of its Tolleson, Arizona, manufacturing and distribution facility. The panels will be installed in September and are expected

July 29, 2008

On July 22, 2008, the solar car team from the University of Michigan captured the checkered flag in the 2008 North American Solar Challenge. The team finished the 2,400 mile, 10-day race from Dallas, Texas to Calgary, Alberta 10 hours

July 27, 2008

Since 2004, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) has been compiling information on occupational descriptions and titles for the solar industry focusing primarily on photovoltaics (PV) or solar electricity. As the solar industry continues to set record growth, we

July 26, 2008

A Long Island not-for-profit group has seen such an increase in inquiries for green expert services and goods that it decided to compile and publish what it calls the region’s first annual LIGreenGuide. The printed and online versions of the

July 24, 2008

The Preliminary Agenda for IREC’s 26th Annual Meeting on Monday, October 13, 2008 in San Diego, CA as part of the Solar Power ’08 Conference is now available. Download Preliminary Agenda This year, IREC is aligning its annual meeting with

July 24, 2008

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) today announced Top Ten rankings that reveal which utilities in the United States had the most solar electricity integrated into their energy mix as of the end of 2007. The rankings are based on information

July 23, 2008

The Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance “Solar America Showcases” has been reopened. The “Solar America Showcases” program is designed to expedite large-scale installation projects that involve novel solar technologies or novel applications of solar technologies, and that have high

 

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