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Utility Integrated Solar Power Grew 100% in 2010

Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has released its latest report which showed that U.S. electric utility providers are including more and more solar power generation in their portfolios and much of this increases is happening outside of...

Posted June 22, 2011    

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Solar Renewable Energy Credit Markets Choking to Death

The pace of solar installations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania is ironically destroying the incentives that make such installations possible.Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs), existing in states that have Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS),...

Posted June 9, 2011    

The Top 10 Solar States

The New York Times recently published its top 10 solar states in the United States for 2010, ranking states based on installed solar power capacity. Most people will not be surprised to see a number of western states on the list but they might be...

Posted May 18, 2011    

Discovering Solar Power in Arizona

Arizona has quickly becoming one the best states in the U.S. for solar power. Currently, Arizona ranks as the fourth highest in installed solar PV capacity among U.S. states. In fact, the Arizona solar market made substantial strides in 2010 by...

Posted May 8, 2011    

Overview of New Jersey Solar Incentives

Everyone seems to know that California currently leads in the nation in installed solar capacity. Many, however, do not know that New Jersey is the second largest solar state in the U.S. with 137 megawatts of installed solar power in 2010 which was...

Posted April 14, 2011    

Solar Companies Turning to Corporate Partnerships For Capital

By Matthew K. Norris, Contributing Writer to MyEnergySolution.comFor many start up companies, venture capital financing remains one the signature corporate events in the history of the company.  Not only does venture financing provide the...

Posted April 13, 2011    

Arizona Solar Power Doubles in 2010

Arizona solar made substantial strides in 2010 by installing over 54 megawatts of solar power, doubling its 2009 output of 21 megawatts, ranking it fourth in the U.S. According to a study by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research,...

Posted March 10, 2011    

Top Energy Efficient Tax Credits

Improve the energy efficiency of your home and tax money at the same time with these energy efficiency tax credits: 1. Fuel CellsFuel cells are an incredibly exciting technology that many people do not know about. A fuel cell is an electrochemical...

Posted February 21, 2011    

Hawaii’s New Feed-In-Tariff For Solar PV Not Having Big Impact Yet

Recently, Hawaii adopted a feed-in-tariff to support the adoption of solar power in Hawaii. Already a leader in solar thermal, Hawaii is on the progressive edge in the U.S. with the adoption of its program. As a refresher, a feed-in-tarrif is...

Posted January 11, 2011    

Connecticut Solar Power: Small State, Large Dreams and Depleted Funds

It may the nation’s third smallest state, but Connecticut’s electric rates are among the highest in the country. In 2009, Connecticut’s average rate was more than 74% above the national average and up until the end of October, when New York...

Posted November 29, 2010    

The Sun Is Shining On Oregon Solar Power

By: Matthew K. Norris, Contributing Writer to MyEnergySolutionFor most of its recent history, Oregon has been a progressive state, embracing technology and political innovation. During the 1880’s, despite only recently becoming a U.S. state, Oregon...

Posted November 17, 2010    

Worst Excuses for Not Using Solar Power

Over the past couple of months I have talked to a number of friends and other colleagues about solar power and I have heard a lot of the same excuses for not going solar. Time and time again, I have to explain to them why their reasoning is...

Posted October 22, 2010