Recent News

May 30, 2014

Source: Greentech Media Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s  Q1

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May 30, 2014

Source: Greentech Media California just moved a bit closer to reducing some of the “soft costs” of installing solar with an assembly bill meant to streamline permitting and inspection for small residential solar systems. As solar hardware costs have plummeted,

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May 29, 2014

Congratulations to Henry Red Cloud, a partnering instructor through the SITN, as he was awarded by President Obama as a Solar Champion on April 17 at a White House ceremony. Henry is part of the Rocky Mountain Region and participated in training through Solar Energy International in 2012.

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May 28, 2014

At the recent SunShot Summit and Technology Forum, SITN’s Region 8 (California and Hawaii) team arranged for students to demonstrate a PV installation on a mock roof during the SunShot Solar Summit in Anaheim on May 20 and 21.

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May 28, 2014

SUNY Canton, a partner within the Northeast Region of the SITN, has become the first to become an IREC Accredited Training Provider for its solar thermal and PV programs . Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) is one of two northeast RTPs.

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May 27, 2014

Source: Denver Business Journal As wind energy grows as a power source in Colorado, Xcel Energy Inc. is asking federal regulators for permission to change the way it charges other utilities that use Xcel’s transmission lines to move their wind-based power to

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May 27, 2014

Source: Midwest Energy News On the property of Cherryland Electric Cooperative in northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse County, a model for bringing solar power to those who may not have the location for it recently celebrated its first birthday. Cherryland’s Solar Up

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May 25, 2014

The search is on for 2014′s candidates for the prestigious IREC 3iAwards for Information, Innovation, and Inspiration! The annual awards honor the nation’s best in both renewable energy and energy efficiency, with a few new features that will elevate the exposure of both candidates and award winners. Apply by 7/23.

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May 23, 2014

Source: Greentech Media Adding an energy storage system to a NEM-eligible solar system or generator in California just became a little easier and more transparent under a new Public Utility Commission ruling. Last month, Jeff St. John reported on the

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May 23, 2014

Source: Greentech Media When Hawaiian Electric Company submitted its integrated resource plan on April 29, it was the last straw for regulators. Shortly after HECO’s inadequate plan was released, the Public Utilities Commission issued four regulatory orders and a white

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