Large businesses in the US are embracing solar energy

Study highlights the growing adoption of solar energy among large companies The adoption of solar energy is growing among large companies in the United States. A new study from the Solar Energy Industries Association shows that U.S. businesses are beginning to show favor for solar power. Notably, these companies see a great deal of economic promise in solar power, due to the increasing cost of conventional forms of energy. With solar energy costs falling, more businesses are expected to embrace this form of clean power in the coming years. Cost…

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GM is a leader user of solar energy in the auto industry

GM wins praise from Solar Energy Industries Association for its use of solar power General Motors has won praise from the Solar Energy Industries Association, which has noted that the automaker leads the auto industry in the use of solar energy. General Motors has been expanding its use of solar power, which it is beginning to use to manufacture new Chevrolet Corvettes. These vehicles will be assembled at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky, where a solar array has been installed to power the facilities operations. Solar array to…

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Solar energy industry is growing in the US

Report highlights the growth that the solar industry has been seeing The Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research have released a report concerning the state of solar energy in the United States. The solar industry in the country is beginning to grow aggressively, with homeowners and businesses showing a great deal of support for this form of clean energy. The growth of the industry has had an economic impact as well, with new projects creating new jobs and reducing the cost of energy overall. Solar generation has reached a…

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US solar energy industry to see record growth this year

Report highlights the growth of the country’s solar power capacity The U.S. solar energy industry is set to see another record year by the end of 2015, according to a new report from Solar Energy Industries Association. The report shows that total solar installations now surpass 20 gigawatts in capacity, with another 7 gigawatts of capacity expected to be installed by the end of the year. This capacity generates enough energy to power approximately 164,000 homes throughout the country. As capacity grows, the U.S. is expected to become less reliant…

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Renewable energy is stalling in Wisconsin

Clean energy continues to struggle to find growth in Wisconsin Renewable energy is lagging in Wisconsin and some energy companies believe that this is because of the state’s policies. Over the past five years, the state has supplied less solar energy and less wind energy than any of its neighbors. On other states, renewable energy has been experiencing a boom, largely to due renewed interest in clean power and policies that support the development of new energy projects. Now, some energy companies are beginning to call out politicians and their…

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New plan aims to support solar energy in the United States

Obama outlines plan to foster further growth in the solar energy space President Obama has outlined a new plan that aims to expand the adoption of solar energy across the country. Solar energy has already been growing popular in the United States, but adoption remains relatively low among homeowners due to high costs. According to Rhone Resch, CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, the cost of solar power has been going down over the past six years. This may enable more consumers to make use of this form of…

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Wind energy is losing ground in Vermont

State begins showing more favor for solar energy Wind energy is losing steam in Vermont. In the past, wind energy had dominated much of the discussion concerning clean power in the state, with Vermont supporting various wind projects. Recently, however, solar energy has taken the limelight in the state, with the majority of new energy capacity being installed in Vermont in 2014 coming from the solar sector. In 2014, Vermont’s solar energy capacity doubled, according to information from the Solar Energy Industries Association. Wind energy is facing significant challenges There…

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Solar energy capacity is growing in Vermont

Report shows that Vermont’s solar capacity is growing quickly Vermont has made promising progress in bolstering its solar energy capacity, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. The report highlights the growth of solar capacity throughout the United States, but notes that Vermont has become a very promising market for solar energy developers. The U.S. solar market is showing healthy signs of growth as more states move to embrace clean energy for economic and environmental reasons. State installed 38 MW of solar energy capacity last year,…

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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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Solar energy reaches a major milestone in the US

10GW of solar energy capacity reached Solar energy in the U.S. set a new record during the third quarter of 2013. According to data from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar capacity in the U.S. reached the 10 gigawatt milestone. The growth of the U.S. solar sector may be on track to outpace that of Germany. For the past few years, Germany has been considered the leading power when it comes to solar energy, but the U.S. has been growing more aggressive on solar power over the…

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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 trade disputes spark action from industry groups

China Solar Energy

Solar energy disputes continue to disrupt progress Solar energy has managed to establish a strong presence in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, but the progress this energy has seen in the past may be undone by ongoing trade disputes in these regions. These trade disputes had been brewing for some time, but recently came to a head when China began aggressively entering into the solar panel market. The country’s manufacturing companies flooded the European market with low-cost solar panels, which helped reduce the overall cost of solar energy but also…

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