Idaho may see a solar energy boom in 2016

State may benefit from the rapid growth of solar power Idaho is likely to experiencing a short-lived boom in solar energy as the state’s first commercial solar projects are expected to begin construction in 2016. Energy developers suggest that the state is quickly becoming an attractive home for solar energy, especially as the cost of photovoltaic technologies continues to fall. The cost of this technology has fallen by approximately 200% over the past five years. Idaho has also been adopting new policies that have encouraged the growth of the solar…

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New legislation in Idaho could be good news for solar energy companies

Lawmakers are reviewing legislation that would exclude solar energy companies from paying property tax Lawmakers in Idaho are reviewing a proposal from the state’s solar industry concerning the taxes that solar energy companies have to pay. These companies want to taxes on the electrical power that they produce, rather than property taxes. Companies specializing in other forms of renewable energy do not have to pay taxes on the energy they produce, which has allowed them a certain degree of financial fortitude that solar energy companies do not enjoy. Similar legislation…

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