A new report from Greentech Media Research outlines a number of possible outcomes in the solar thermal industry.
One of the major reasons California is a leader in solar energy is its initiatives aimed at encouraging homeowners to install solar panels. Under the state's flagship program, the California Solar Initiative (CSI), solar rebates are made available to qualified home and business owners looking to install solar.
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.
Solar energy installations aren't making life easier for everyone, especially in California, where a unique, unforeseen problem has emerged due to the rapid rate of solar installations.
A bit ago, we reported that Salt River Project (SRP) -- an Arizona utility -- couldn't keep up with demand for its solar rebate program, and therefore decided to suspend rebates until 2011. The abrupt suspension of solar rebates in other parts of the country has, not surprisingly, put many solar project plans on ice. Without knowing what size rebate will be available for future solar installations, system owners and solar installers alike aren't able to accurately estimate out-of-pocket solar costs.
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The Arizona Public Service (APS), the largest utility company in Arizona, is testing a new piece of smart-grid technology that could slash the time it takes to recognize and repair power outages.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) in southern California will begin a program in which the utility company will provide another 100 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity to its customers.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has approved a new energy plan for PNM, the largest utility company in the state.
The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) yesterday voted to approve a new roadmap for reducing instate gas sales. The news comes a month after regulators approved a new energy efficiency standard for utilities.