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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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In New Jersey, Toys 'R' Us Becomes Solar Panels 'R' Us

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, May 11 2011 under: Power Purchase Agreement, Commercial Solar, Toys R Us, New Jersey Solar

Toys "R" Us is the latest company to transition to solar power -- and it's doing so in a big way.

The New Jersey-based retailer today announced it will install two photovoltaic (PV) energy systems in an effort to reduce annual electricity costs and green its operations.

At 5.38-megawatts (MW), the first system will be big. Real big. In fact,

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Rutgers, New Jersey IT Team in Solar Decathlon Finals

Biennially since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has held the solar decathlon, a competition between 20 university teams from around the world that design, construct and operate homes that are affordable, energy efficient and attractive.

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New Jersey Solar Energy Credits Provide Cash Payments to Homeowners, Businesses

In New Jersey -- and a growing number of other states -- owners of solar energy systems are able to sell things called solar renewable energy credits (SRECs). In a nutshell, SRECs provide cash payments to homeowners and business owners who install solar panels.

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North Jersey Media to Host One of NJ's Largest Solar Systems

More good solar news came out of New Jersey earlier this week as the North Jersey Media Group -- which is comprised of several community newspapers including The Record and the Herald News -- announced that it has partnered with KDC Solar to install a roughly 4.2-megawatt (MW) of solar energy system at its Rockaway, New Jersey printing facility.

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Which States Enacted the Best Renewable Energy Policies in 2010?

Within the solar energy industry, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is looked to as a leading source of information on renewable energy policy -- at the municipal, state and federal levels. In addition to helping run the DSIRE database, the organization issues countless reports and studies on things like net metering, interconnection and workforce development.

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New Jersey Utility Converts Another Brownfield into Solar Power Plant

In July 2009, New Jersey state regulators approved the Public Service Electric & Gas Company's Solar 4 All program -- a $515 million plan for the utility to own and operate 80 megawatts (MW) of solar power by the end of 2013.

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In Pictures: Dow Jones New Jersey Solar Power Project

Dow Jones & Company is in the midst of building a 4.1-megawatt (MW) solar energy installation at its corporate facility in South Brunswick, New Jersey. On Friday, the company released some photos of the project. Check 'em out!

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Solar Panels Make the Journey Back to the Future

A common misconception about solar panels is that they are a new technologies. But scientists at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey know the truth.

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Somerset County Solar Energy Project On Its Way in New Jersey

Somerset County in central New Jersey may well become the most solar-powered county in the country.

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