Recent News

November 17, 2008

MISSOURI –On October 30, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) amended its existing net metering and interconnection rules, establishing guidelines for customers of investor-owned electric utilities who have the ability to generate renewable energy (see Docket # EX-2008-0280). These rules

November 17, 2008

University of Tennessee’s Institute for Public Service consultants and several city mayors have formed the Tennessee Renewable Energy and Economic Development Council, a non-profit organization promoting renewable energy opportunities for rural economic development in Tennessee. The Council represents local governments,

November 17, 2008

Berkeley Lab and the Clean Energy States Alliance recently released a new report that analyzes and discusses the implications of the eight-year extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This 12-page report, titled “Shaking Up the Residential PV Market: Implications

November 11, 2008

CleanTech Communications (formerly NEON) is a monthly newsletter announcing information products published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Some of the following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Building America (October 2008) This updated Web site provides information about

November 04, 2008

If you leave Madison and travel east on I94 for about 80 miles, you’ll be in Milwaukee, one of two Solar America Cities in Wisconsin, out of 25 Solar America Cities. The City of Madison, the other Solar America City

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 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


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