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Iowa Democrats Unveil $10 Million Funding Plan For Solar, Small Wind
by SI Staff on 11 Feb 2011 email the content item print the content item
Iowa Senate Democrats have unveiled a proposal to grow Iowa's solar and small-wind industries. The state will provide a total $10 million in consumer rebates to jump-start the solar and [read more]
DOI Introduces New Initiatives For RE Development On Public Lands
by SI Staff on 10 Feb 2011 email the content item print the content item
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a number of initiatives designed to encourage rapid and responsible development of renewable energy projects on public lands. The [read more]
U.K. To Investigate 'Solar Farm Threat' To FIT Program
by SI Staff on 07 Feb 2011
U.K. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has launched a comprehensive review of the country's feed-in-tariff (FIT) scheme due to what the agency says is evidence that large-scale solar farms could take [read more]
DOE's SunShot Initiative Targets Cost-Competitive Solar Power By 2020
by SI Staff on 07 Feb 2011
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has introduced the Department of Energy's (DOE) SunShot initiative, which aims to reduce the total costs of photovoltaic solar energy systems by about 75% so [read more]
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]
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