Solar power charging ahead in America

Source: www.usatoday.com DENVER — America is building so much solar power that 10% of the country’s energy needs could be generated by the sun in 15 years, says a new study urging the country to keep looking skyward for energy solutions. Today, the country gets less than 1% of its […]

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Five Things You Need to Know about Georgia’s Energy

Tim Echols, who serves on Georgia’s Public Service Commission, describes five things you SHOULD know, but probably don’t, about energy in Georgia, including: Pending EPA Rule 111(d). Without a doubt, nothing will impact our energy future more than the proposed EPA rule set to be finalized next year. The rule […]

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Solar power on track to be world’s largest electricity source by 2050

Article Source:  www.computerworld.com The sun could be the world’s leading electricity source by mid-century with the amount of new photovoltaic (PV) panel installations soaring at 100MW daily, according to a pair of new reports. The reports, issued by the International Energy Agency (IEA), stated that by 2050, PV panels could […]

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Reports: A Guide To Boosting Solar Energy Demand

Article Source:  www.forbes.com How can solar become the largest source of electricity in the world one day? The International Energy Agency released two reports on Monday to tell you how. The two reports outline the technology improvements and policies needed to make solar a big part of the world’s energy production […]

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Is a fee for solar energy users a ‘sun tax’ or fair play?

Article Source: http://www.sltrib.com Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol in Salt Lake City has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. […]

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Solar set to make big inroads across Middle Georgia

Article Source: www.macon.com Georgia was one of the hottest states for solar installation in 2013, coming in at No. 7 among states with installed solar arrays topping 91 megawatts of generating capacity. Though the numbers didn’t push the state into the top 10 for installed solar capacity overall, they are […]

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EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program: Achieving 100% Clean Energy One Partner at a Time

Source: www.theenergycollective.com Despite being a voluntary program, Green Power Partnership is successfully attracting major companies, universities, and communities. In fact, there are over 1,300 organizations participating in the program. The idea is to bring a wide variety of expertise and create cross-sector partnerships that will drive the implementation and purchase […]

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Georgia Coal-to-Solar Pivot Shows the Way on Climate Regs

Article Source:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-01/georgia-coal-to-nuke-pivot-shows-the-way-on-climate-regs.html Businesses and consumers are struggling to size up competing claims about the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, released June 2. The proposed regulations are among the most sweeping and complex in the EPA’s history, promising to revamp the way electricity has […]

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Duke Energy Renewables plans solar project in Eastern NC

In what could become a key test case in joint-ventures between commercial providers of solar power and private or corporate entities, Duke Energy is building a three-site solar energy project in North Carolina that will supply energy to institutions in Washington, D.C. Duke, a commercial power unit of Duke Energy, […]

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Article Source: http://www.nytimes.com Community ‘solar gardens’ are bringing solar power to homes that, due to space or shading, weren’t previously able to make use of roof-mounted solar panels. Through the approach — largely pioneered in Colorado and spreading across the country — customers buy into a solar array constructed elsewhere […]

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