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Maine town approves initial commercial solar rules

The Winslow Town Council on Monday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would allow the construction of large-scale commercial solar farms in certain parts of town. A first read of the ordinance, which regulates large-scale principal solar energy systems, was overwhelmingly approved by the council. The council still needs to take a second and…

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Commercial Solar: How to Unlock an Underserved Market

Open Energy’s Graham Smith on how to get more capital into commercial solar Solar has entered the mainstream: there are now over 20 gigawatts of cumulative solar capacity operating in the U.S., and that figure is expected to double over the next two years. Growth in 2014 was led by the utility-scale sector, which grew 38…

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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…

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Solar Wins in Colorado!

This week, Colorado regulators decided to preserve the state’s successful net metering program, one of the most important policies for empowering families, schools and businesses to go solar. Commissioners saw through the barrage of misinformation and rhetoric from solar’s opponents, calling the solar crediting program “satisfactory and balanced as is.” We’ll say. Net metering gives Colorado solar…

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