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Solar Power Leases, Ice Pops Coming to Five Northeastern States

Ah, nothing like a mid-summer promotion... lucky for us, this one is actually pretty cool.

Sungevity, a California-based company that bankrolls the option to lease solar panels for an increasing number of Americans, is coming to five northeastern states -- in an ice pop truck.

As part of the company's Rooftop Revolution campaign, Sungevity representatives will pile into a bio-diesel-powerd ice pop truck equipped with solar panels and tour New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts and Delaware. Destinations along the route include events like music festivals, county fairs, farmers markets and minor league baseball games.

Two other solar lease providers, SunRun and SolarCity, are already active in parts of New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

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Delaware Charter School One Step Closer to Solar Roof

Solar Energy Initiatives -- a clean energy manufacturing company -- has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to build a 300-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system atop a charter school in Delaware.

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University of Delaware To Host Big Rooftop Solar Energy System

The University of Delaware has given new meaning to the phrase "long overdue."

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University of Delaware to Install Solar Array

It was announced today that the University of Delaware will install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system atop three buildings across the school's main campus in Newark.

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Delaware Solar Project Clears Key Hurdle, Set for Construction

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, June 16 2010 under: Delmarva Power, Delaware Solar, mid-Atlantic Solar, Utility Solar

It seems Dover, Delaware will play host to a 10-megawatt (MW) solar energy installation -- one that will be the largest of its kind in the mid-Atlantic region. State and local officials yesterday gathered in Dover City Hall to finalize the agreement, paving the way for construction to begin later this year.

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Delaware Solar Energy Rebates on Their Way

If you're a resident of Delaware and have installed solar panels on your home in the last two years, your long wait for a solar rebate check will soon end, according to the state's Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

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Solar Power and State Renewables Standards

A number of U.S. states require electricity providers to derive a minimum percentage of their power from renewable sources by a certain date. Such a requirement is often referred to a renewable portfolio standard, or RPS. Currently, 24 states, plus the District of Columbia have formalized RPSs in place, while five other states have legislated more informal goals aimed at promoting the adoption of renewable power. The Department of Energy provides a useful RPS summary map.

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