SEIA releases new white paper calling for modernized energy grids to prepare for solar energy

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States may need to make efforts to modernize their grids in order to embrace solar energy The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a new white paper that calls for the modernization of the United States’ energy grid. Notably, modernization efforts should be taken more seriously in both New York and California. Both states represent very strong and increasingly popular solar energy markets. The problem, however, is that the energy grids in these states are not well suited for clean power. According to the SEIA, these states can do…

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Target wins top ranking for corporate solar energy capacity

SEIA report shows that Target is number one with installed solar energy capacity among corporations Major retailer Target has been ranked as number one in corporate solar energy capacity for this year, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). This is the first time Target has managed to acquire this position since the SEIA began surveying solar capacity within the corporate sector six years ago. Target has managed to beat out other massive retailers and companies, such as Wal-Mart, and now boasts of the largest…

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Solar energy gains momentum in professional sports

Solar power is being put to use at sports stadiums and raceways in the United States Solar energy in the sports field is beginning to find mainstream adoption. The world of competitive sports has long been known as a major energy consumer. Large sports stadiums require a great deal of electrical power in order to operate, and a growing number of these stadiums are beginning to turn to solar energy to satisfy this need. A new study from the Solar Energy Industries Association shows that the total solar capacity in…

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Report highlights growth of US solar energy sector

New report shows that solar power continues to see strong growth in the US through the first half of the year GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association have released a new report concerning the state of the U.S. solar energy industry. The country’s solar sector has been experiencing strong growth recently, largely due to government support and the innovative financing options being offered by companies that specialize in solar power. Though the country was involved in trade disputes recently, these disputes have now slowed the progress of solar…

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Solar energy feed-in tariffs are a success in Germany

Report shows that feed-in tariffs have been massively successful The Solar Energy Industries Association has released a new report focusing on the solar feed-in tariffs in Germany. The country had established itself as a prominent leader in solar power in recent years, with its success in the solar field largely being powered by its feed-in tariffs. These tariffs allowed a wider demographic to embrace solar power and many homeowners throughout the country were able to take advantage of the financial benefits of these tariffs. The initiative had proven so popular…

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Solar energy installations continue to grow in the US

Organization highlights the growth of solar installations in the US during the first quarter of 2014 Solar panel installation saw significant and promising growth in the first quarter of this year, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Solar power has managed to gain powerful momentum throughout the country, especially among homeowners that are growing weary of increasing energy costs coming from utilities. Hotter summers and colder winters are also having an impact on the attractiveness of solar power, as people begin to rely more heavily on air conditioning and…

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Solar energy has become mainstream in the US

New report highlights the powerful growth solar has seen throughout the US Solar power has become mainstream in the U.S., according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. The country has been investing heavily in solar power for several years now, but only recently has this form of clean energy begun to find widespread adoption from businesses and consumers alike. The report shows that solar power was the second largest source of new energy capacity in the U.S. in 2013. Report shows that 4,751 MW of solar…

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New interconnection rules could benefit US solar energy sector

Federal agency announces new rule concerning solar power The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has introduced a new rule that seeks to reduce the costs associated with connecting solar energy projects into the country’s existing energy grid, as well as expediting this process. This new rule has won the endorsement of the Solar Energy Industries Association, which suggests that it will have significant benefits for the solar sector over the coming years. Solar interconnection has become a relatively important issue as solar energy garners more attention as an alternative to…

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Solar energy growth highlighted by new report

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Report details growth of US solar energy GTM Research, a leading market research firm, and the Solar Energy Industries Association, a solar energy trade group, have released a new report concerning the growth of the solar energy industry in the U.S. The report, titled “The U.S. Solar Market Insight Report: Year in Review,” highlights the strong growth that the U.S. market has seen throughout 2012. Much of this growth is backed by the efforts of state government, which have shown a strong interest in supporting and adoption renewable energy in…

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NY-Sun Initiative wins extension from Governor Cuomo

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NY-Sun Initiative extended for another 10 years Solar energy has become one of the most favored forms of renewable power in the U.S. California has long been the leader in terms of the country’s use of solar energy, but New York is quickly becoming a formidable force in this sector that could end up dethroning the reigning champion. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the New York Sun Initiative (NY-Sun) will be expanded. The NY-Sun Initiative has been a welcome boon for the local solar energy industry as…

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Solar energy industry booming in US

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SEIA shows solar energy being adopted by largest companies in the country Solar energy is gaining ground in the U.S. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), along with Vote Solar, has unveiled information concerning the country’s top businesses, all of which are adopting solar energy. This information was released during the Solar Power International 2012 event in Florida. SEIA notes that companies are embracing solar energy more readily because of the potentials for significant economic gain as well as the growing need to mitigate impact on the environment. The support…

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Solar power installations growing at rapid pace in the U.S.

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U.S. continues to show powerful support for solar energy The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, both leading alternative energy research companies, have released a new report concerning the state of the U.S. solar energy market. The report, dubbed U.S. Solar Market Insight: Q1 2012, shows that solar installations are growing at a rapid pace throughout the country. Much of this momentum has been generated through the support of state governments as well as the federal government, as well as a veritable tide of financial support coming from…

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