Solar

New York News
1:43 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Solar Energy Projects Bloom Across NY

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Since Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the NY-Sun initiative in 2012, his office says approximately 300 megawatts of photovoltaic generation capacity has been installed or is under development — more than what was installed in New York in the previous decade. Interest in solar projects has yet to peak...

Last week, the state announced that solar energy installers working with nonresidential clients will be allocated $60 million in the program's third round of funding.

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Capital Region News
3:00 am
Sat May 17, 2014

New Solar Business Grand Opening In Albany

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PosiGen Solar Solutions, a growing provider of comprehensive solar solutions programs, will host the grand opening of its first store in New York State this Saturday. 

With its entrance into the Albany market, the company will create up to 120 new green jobs while offering consumers solar panel and energy efficiency concepts that will help all customers of any income level save on their energy bills while helping the environment. 

Details: PosiGen Solar Solutions Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Kathy Sheehan

When: Saturday, May 17

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North Country News
2:30 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Solar Farm Being Built At Vermont Landfill

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Construction of a solar farm is underway at Vermont's only active landfill.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Report Shows Solar Job Growth Throughout Northeast

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The Solar Foundation has issued its national Solar Jobs Census 2013 showing what it calls “record-breaking job growth” in the solar industry, including a surge in the Northeast.

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North Country News
7:45 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

VT Prison Wants To Install Solar Array

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The Vermont prison in St. Johnsbury is planning to install a solar array outside the facility's fence as a way to help save money.

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New York News
7:41 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Skidmore College Solar Array Gets OK From Greenfield Planning Board

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Correction 10/11/13: The fence surrounding the array will be six-feet high, not five, as previously reported.

Greenfield’s planning board voted this week to approve Skidmore College’s application for a Planned Unit Development – or PUD. The project involves the construction of a 2-megawatt solar array on a 120-acre parcel of land owned by the college that currently contains baseball and polo fields.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Utility Limits Net Metering

Net Metering
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The Washington Electric Cooperative, a small utility in Vermont, has announced that it will set limits on net metering systems. That has raised concerns from advocacy groups who say such a move could discourage development of solar installations.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Report Cites Twelve Top Solar States

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A new report released this morning ranks the top 12 solar producing states.  Vermont and Massachusetts are among the leaders and New York is swiftly climbing the ranks.

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New England News
12:48 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Massachusetts Sets New Solar Energy Target

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other state officials announced yesterday a new target for solar energy installation in the commonwealth.

In his first term, Governor Patrick set a goal of reaching 250 megawatts of solar energy installed statewide by 2017. That goal has been reached four years early, prompting the Patrick-Murray Administration to set a new target of 1.6 gigwatts of solar power by 2020. 

Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan said that the rate of solar installation is increasing rapidly.

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New England News
5:28 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Community Corner: Alicia Barton, CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced that ten communities in the commonwealth will participate in a new round of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Solarize Mass program, which encourages small businesses and home owners to invest in solar energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Executive Director and CEO of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Alicia Barton.

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