California 100 to 150 MW of floating wind proposed
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California 100 to 150 MW of floating wind proposed

The main reason I'm highlighting this is because its California. And if California ends up going in big on off-shore wind power - that's going t0 be a great thing. For a first, the East Coast totally beat Cali to a renewable technology - with many GW of offshore in the plans in Mass, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and more - and of course with the U.S.'s first offshore plant at Block Island, Rhode Island. (more…)
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LADWP increases rates yet again, solar users continue to save
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LADWP increases rates yet again, solar users continue to save

A severe drought in the state of California over the past couple of years has caused many conscious citizens to cut back significantly on their water use due to fines for excessive water usage and environmental consciousness. Though these measures taken by Los Angeles improve the condition of the state’s drought, residents are clearly unhappy with their cut back on water as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) increases rates. Recently, LADWP increases rates on water yet again by 4% for homeowners in Los Angeles. While residents have worked hard to conserve water, less consumption of water resources…
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The backlash against solar companies by California’s public utilities
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The backlash against solar companies by California’s public utilities

Transitioning from the old way of doing things to the new way proves difficult when opposing parties having different interests. And when the government is involved, situations can grow even more stressful. Recently, public utilities in California have lashed back against solar panel companies. Companies like Southern California Edison who have long enjoyed near monopoly power in California, argue that they face financial hardship as solar power becomes a more economical source of energy for homeowners. Less residences rely on the utilities for their power because solar energy is much more affordable. With a slight upfront investment, solar companies can lower home owners’ energy bills in California…
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We’re Experiencing the Lowest Prices for Solar Right Now
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We’re Experiencing the Lowest Prices for Solar Right Now

2015 has been the best year so far for installing solar into your home for many reasons. We’re experiencing the lowest prices for solar right now. Lowest prices for solar, federal tax credit incentives before 2016 For one, homeowners are still able to claim to federal tax credit that is soon to expire in December of 2016, making your solar purchase much more affordable. This 30% tax credit incentive has been effectual to the solar energy cause, especially in California. The prices for solar energy are at their lowest point right now, and if you complete an installation before the…
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Saving Money With Solar Panels
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Saving Money With Solar Panels

It’s hard to find precise data about how much you can save with a solar installation. Sure, everyone says “Yeah, you can save money with solar panels! Switch to solar. It’s worth it.” But do people actually know the numbers to behind saving money with solar panels? Finding these stats isn’t easy on the internet, but according to the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, homeowners who switch to solar can expect to save a great average amount of money every month on their energy bills. Their report states that “Solar PV customers in America’s 50 largest cities that invest in a…
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California firm funds 2 solar projects in isles
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California firm funds 2 solar projects in isles

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Wiser Capital said Wednesday it has funded two large-scale commercial solar projects in Hawaii as it looks to service more commercial photovoltaic in the state. Wiser Capital, a financial services firm specializing in solar, has invested more than $3.6 million in five solar systems in three different states with nearly half of that going to Hawaii Read the rest of the story at the Star Advertiser (Registration Required!)
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Community solar projects offer solar power to those without rooftop panels
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Community solar projects offer solar power to those without rooftop panels

Solar-Power Sharing Programs May Be Poised to Take Off Community solar projects offer those without rooftop panels a way to tap the sun’s power Many consumers would like to switch to solar power but can’t. It could be their homes have too much shade or their roofs can’t accommodate solar panels, or perhaps they live in a condominium or apartment building. Enter so-called community or shared solar, which allows people to buy solar power from centrally owned arrays. The power is delivered by the local utility, and customers get credits on their monthly bills for any power the project sells…
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