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Duke Energy Touts High Demand For S.C. Solar Rebates

Duke Energy says it will have paid nearly $12 million in solar rebates to South Carolina customers by the end of 2016. Act 236, an omnibus solar bill passed by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2014, opened the door for Duke Energy to offer a variety of solar programs to customers. The rebate program […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Green Branding in 2015

By AllEarth Renewables We live in an increasingly environmentally-conscious world, and to gain the competitive edge as a business, it’s important to align yourself with the principles that people today care about most. Green branding is, as defined by Investopedia, a way for companies to “go above and beyond traditional marketing by promoting environmental core […]

On a Cost Basis, Solar and Wind Improve Against Fossil-Fueled Sources

By Michael Puttre, Solar Industry Magazine New analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) says that the leveled cost of electricity (LCOE) for solar photovoltaic and onshore wind power technologies is approaching parity with gas-fired and coal-fired generation – and is even on par in certain markets. LCOE represents the cost of generating a megawatt-hour […]

Government to Spend Millions on Solar Power Research

By Bobby Magill, Climate Central Researchers developing new solar power technology are getting more than $100 million in grants from the federal government as a way to reduce the cost of solar power and expand access to low-carbon energy. As part of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday announced $52 million […]

The Growing Role of Solar Energy in North Carolina

By Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center North Carolina could meet its energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy that strikes the state every day in the form of sunlight. With solar installation costs falling, the efficiency of solar cells rising, and the threats of air pollution […]

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