Category Archives: residential solar panels

Philly, unplugged: Philadelphia kickstarts plan of powering city offices with renewable energy – PW-Philadelphia Weekly
16 Feb
5:24

Philly, unplugged: Philadelphia kickstarts plan of powering city offices with renewable energy – PW-Philadelphia Weekly

In late December, Mayor Jim Kenney signed legislation planned to significantly advance climate action efforts in Philadelphia. Spearheaded by the City’s Office of Sustainability, the desire is to move all city-run offices toward 100 percent renewable electricity for all City buildings by 2030. The City owns or manages approximately 600 […]

Solar panels bill passes Kentucky House – Paducah Sun
16 Feb
7:21

Solar panels bill passes Kentucky House – Paducah Sun

FRANKFORT — Lawmakers in coal-loving Kentucky have approved a bill that could make solar panels less lucrative for residential customers beyond 2020. The House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 100 on Friday in a 71-24 vote. It would let the Public Service Commission, a board appointed by the […]

Rooftops of Calgary a potential solar energy goldmine – UCalgary News
15 Feb
9:14

Rooftops of Calgary a potential solar energy goldmine – UCalgary News

The rooftops of Calgary are one hot commodity when it comes to solar panel potential, suggests a new study from the Schulich School of Engineering. Geomatics engineering student Aasima Gadiwan, working under the supervision of Dr. Mozhdeh Shahbazi, PhD, measured the solar potential of Calgary’s rooftops, determining that solar photovoltaic […]

NEWS BRIEFS: Solar compromise, rising health care costs, more – Statehouse Report
15 Feb
9:07

NEWS BRIEFS: Solar compromise, rising health care costs, more – Statehouse Report

By Lindsay Street, Statehouse correspondent  | How South Carolinians will be reimbursed or paid for energy generation from rooftop solar remains unanswered, but lawmakers have advanced a bill that would allow the industry to continue to grow while regulators figure that out. A compromise in a House subcommittee on the […]

City of Milwaukee invests in its own solar, rejects We Energies’ offer – Energy and Policy Institute
15 Feb
11:01

City of Milwaukee invests in its own solar, rejects We Energies’ offer – Energy and Policy Institute

Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee advanced a resolution yesterday to construct up to .21 megawatts of solar systems on three of the city’s libraries, rebuffing efforts by the monopoly utility company We Energies to be the city’s sole option when it comes to using solar power. The committee’s approval came after […]

US Solar Industry Gains 150,000 Jobs In Eight Years | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com
15 Feb
12:52

US Solar Industry Gains 150,000 Jobs In Eight Years | OilPrice.com – OilPrice.com

The U.S. solar power industry workforce expanded by 150,000 jobs in the period 2010 to 2018, the latest census from the Solar Foundation found. Last year alone, however, the sector shed almost 8,000 jobs, or 3.2 percent, the non-profit also said. The decline in workforce was naturally attributed to the […]

Lincoln neighborhood first to go solar – WOWT
14 Feb
2:51

Lincoln neighborhood first to go solar – WOWT

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) Two entrepreneurs began a solar project from the ground up, but a community effort is what’s seeing it through. “This is something that is better for our future and for our kids’ kids. Let’s do it,” said Beach Solar, LLC Co-Founder Jeff Burhman. Burhman and […]

Solar bill clears Kentucky Senate – WKYT
14 Feb
4:39

Solar bill clears Kentucky Senate – WKYT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to change how utility companies provide credits to customers with rooftop solar panels. The measure, backed by power companies, cleared the Senate on a 23-12 vote Wednesday, a few hours after it cleared a committee. The bill […]

Solar workshop in South Lake Tahoe for homeowners and businesses – South Tahoe Now
13 Feb
6:27

Solar workshop in South Lake Tahoe for homeowners and businesses – South Tahoe Now

Event Date:  February 20, 2019 – 5:30pm SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Have you been curious about using solar energy at your South Lake Tahoe home or business? Curious if we can use the panels on our snow-covered roofs? Liberty Utilities is holding a free solar workshop in South Lake […]

Planning commission shines support on solar – Staunton News Leader
13 Feb
6:27

Planning commission shines support on solar – Staunton News Leader

Julia Fair Staunton News Leader Published 11:15 PM EST Feb 12, 2019 VERONA – The Augusta County planning commission showed support for the Augusta Solar LLC project at its Tuesday night meeting.  The commission voted in a 5-2 decision that the project meets, or part thereof, the county’s comprehensive plan. […]

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