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California Proposal Presents Four Strategies To Let The Sun Shine In
by Jessica Lillian on 04 Feb 2011
The solar sector in California stands to receive a potentially significant boost if a four-pronged renewable energy policy and business initiative introduced this week by state legislators is signed into [read more]
The Report Card Is In: What Has The ARRA Done For Solar?
by Jessica Lillian on 01 Feb 2011
Two years ago this month, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), a far-reaching economic stimulus package with a significant focus on renewable energy investment. [read more]
Obama Announces New National Clean Energy Goal: 80% By 2035
by Jessica Lillian on 27 Jan 2011
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama praised the solar sector's successes in creating jobs for the U.S., called for additional investment in renewable energy and introduced [read more]
German Government, Solar Group Reach Agreement On FIT Reductions
by SI Staff on 20 Jan 2011
Representatives from BSW-Solar, Germany's solar trade association, and the country's government have reached agreement on the adjustment of solar feed-in-tariff (FIT) rates. Future FIT rates will be adjusted in accordance [read more]
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]
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