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Government Support Predicted To Boost India's Solar Market
by SI Staff on 17 Jan 2011
India's capacity of solar power plants was approximately 6 MW in 2009, increasing around threefold over 2008's totals, according a new report from RNCOS. Increasing energy needs of the population [read more]
Maryland Increases Solar Requirements Under New Law
by SI Staff on 30 Dec 2010
Power suppliers in Maryland will be required to buy additional energy generated from solar power under a recently enacted law. The AP reports that the law will shift the timetable [read more]
Israeli Cabinet Approves Streamlined Plans For Solar Plant Construction
by SI Staff on 27 Dec 2010
Israel's government cabinet has approved a plan that is designed to speed and simplify the processes under which solar power installations are approved and constructed in the country. The goal [read more]
Cash Grants And Solar Energy: Delving Into The Numbers
by Jessica Lillian on 21 Dec 2010
The solar sector received its Christmas present a few days early this year when President Obama signed into law a one-year extension of the U.S. Department of Treasury's Section 1603 [read more]
Extension Of Treasury Cash-Grant Program Signed Into Law
by SI Staff on 20 Dec 2010
President Barack Obama has signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, the compromise tax bill that includes a one-year extension of the [read more]
Government Agencies Identify Land For Large-Scale Solar Development
by SI Staff on 17 Dec 2010
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu have announced a comprehensive environmental analysis that has identified proposed Solar Energy Zones (SEZs) on public lands [read more]
DOE Funding $50 Million In Solar Technology Research
by SI Staff on 17 Dec 2010
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the Department of Energy's (DOE) intent to fund up to $50 million to test and demonstrate what the DOE identifies as "innovative technologies [read more]
SEIA Applauds Senate Approval Of Cash-Grant Program Extension
by SI Staff on 16 Dec 2010
By a vote of 81-19, the U.S. Senate has approved the tax package that includes a one-year extension of the Department of Treasury's Section 1603 program. Solar Energy Industries Association [read more]
Analyzing The Tax Bill's Implications On Solar Project Finance
by Keith Martin on 15 Dec 2010
The bill language seeks to implement the tax package that the White House negotiated with Congressional Republicans, which now includes a one-year extension in the deadline to start construction of [read more]
Taiwan May Cut Its Solar FIT Rates Next Year
by SI Staff on 14 Dec 2010
Taiwan's government may reduce the feed-in tariffs (FITs) paid to solar power generators next year in response to lower equipment costs, Bloomberg reports. Current rates are NT$11.12 (USD$0.37)/kWh for PV. [read more]
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