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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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NYC to Get New Green Loan Program, Solar Panels On Landfills

Despite perceptions to the contrary, New York City is by some measures the most environmentally friendly city in America:

"Eighty-two per cent of Manhattan residents travel to work by public transit, by bicycle, or on foot. That’s ten times the rate for Americans in general, and eight times the rate for residents of Los Angeles County. New York City is more populous than all but eleven states; if it were granted statehood, it would rank fifty-first in per-capita energy use."

Admittedly, these green credentials

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State Governors Aim for More Solar Power in 2011 and Beyond

Arizona, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York: residents of these states can expect prime opportunities to go solar in 2011, as these five state's governors have made solar energy production and solar technology development a top priority for the new year and beyond.

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New York Solar Association Reveils Future Goals

Earlier this month, Ron Kamen, president of the New York Solar Energy Industries Associaton (NYSEIA), spoke about the group's future goals at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo. Here are some of the main projects the group will be working on in 2011 and beyond:

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LIPA Secures Funds, Reopens New York Solar Rebate Program

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), a regional electricity provider in New York, has resolved a common problem that has plagued numerous utilities across the countries: too many people want to install a solar home energy system.

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Lower Hudson Valley Towns Teaming Up to Install Solar

Briarcliff Manor and Pleasantville in Weschester County, New York will share a federal solar grant that will allow both municipalities to install new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems atop their public works department garages.

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New Windows to Save Empire State $4.4 Million a Year in Energy Costs

Four separate organizations are teaming to make energy efficiency improvements to the Empire State Building - one of the most historic and widely recognized landmarks in the United States.

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Furniture Store in New York Installs Solar Panels

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Wednesday, September 29 2010 under: solar development, Solar Industry News, Commercial Solar, New York Solar

Awhile back, New York Light Energy -- a New York solar installation company -- approached Mooradians Furniture in upstate New York. The idea? Install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems atop two of the furniture company's locations in upstate New York. Now, with the solar panels installed, Moordians is looking forward to saving $500,000 in utility bills over the next 20 years.

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Hawaii, Colorado, New York Among Best in U.S. Energy Efficiency

As far as awards go, the ones announced yesterday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) are by most measures modest. How headline-grabbing, after all, are caulk, weather stripping and energy-efficient washing machines? (Answer: Not very.)

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Renewables Leaders Ponder Energy Future of New York, the Nation

Picture a future where renewable energy is the primary source rather than the alternative. Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on homes and businesses are the norm and each house down the block has a driveway by day that becomes an electric vehicle charging station at night. Everything around you is getting power from the sun, from streetlights, to street signs, to computers.

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