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Friend’s of NC Solar Now – April Setzer

Solar power customer | Established July 2018 System Size: 6.72 kW Meet April: She’s a fabulous Accountant that lives in Raleigh, NC and added solar power to her home in July 2018. April has been consulting with NC Solar Now for the last 4 years and there was no question that she would be adding solar to […]

Obama Unveils New Low-Income Solar Initiative

The Obama administration has announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, a new cross-government partnership to bring 1 GW of solar to low- and moderate-income families by 2020. According to a White House fact sheet, the new goal is a 10-fold increase and an expansion of the initial target President Barack Obama set in […]

MGM Resorts, NRG Complete U.S.’ Largest Rooftop Solar Project

NRG Energy Inc. and MGM Resorts International have completed a 2.1 MW expansion of a massive solar project on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Combined with a previously installed, 6.2 MW first phase, the expanded solar project now has more than 26,000 photovoltaic panels and produces 8.3 MW of […]

With Solar, U.S. Rooftops Could Provide Nearly Half of Nation’s Power

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has almost doubled its previous estimate of the total U.S. technical potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and has found that U.S. building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national electricity sales. NREL says its analysts have used detailed light detection and […]

Home Appraisers See a Premium for Rooftop Solar

Owning a rooftop solar system increases the value of a home for sale, and new research can help real estate valuation professionals determine how much of a premium an array adds. Ben Hoen, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Sandra Adomatis, appraiser and owner of Adomatis Appraisal Service […]

Solar Means Business: Corporate Solar Installations are Booming

It’s official: more major U.S. companies are going solar than ever before! Today saw the release of the 2015 “Solar Means Business” report from the Solar Energy Industries Association, which highlights the leaders in corporate solar installations across the country. 2015 marks a 59 percent increase in solar installations over last year, and an incredible […]

White House Coordinates Efforts to Promote Community Solar

By Solar Industry Magazine The Obama administration says 68 cities, states and businesses have joined its National Community Solar Partnership to promote community solar, with an emphasis on scaling up solar for low- and moderate-income households. The partnership is a collaboration between the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the […]

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Report: Solar Energy Benefits Vastly Outweigh Costs

By Dave Rogers, Environment North Carolina Households and businesses with solar panels deliver greater benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share. “While some utilities claim they’re subsidizing solar panel owners, our report shows the opposite is probably […]

SEIA Makes Residential Solar Consumer Guide Available Online

By Solar Industry Magazine The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching its SEIA Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power. Available online, the free guide offers those interested in solar power information about the basics of solar energy and ownership options. The guide is a result of a joint effort of the leading companies across […]

CEI Goes Solar with Array That Can Be Seen from Space

Raleigh-based business goes green with 615 panels spelling out its name in solar Raleigh, NC: NC Solar Now, Inc. recently installed a large 160 kW solar array on the rooftop of CEI – The Digital Office, located on Brickell Avenue in Raleigh. The 615 solar panels are arranged so CEI is spelled out, which is […]

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