New Jersey Solar Farm Builds on State Incentives

Posted by Lise Lingo

Nov 13, 2010 2:01:00 AM

A New Jersey solar farm is growing on farmland that was originally destined to become a field of McMansions. Work on one of the nation’s largest solar farms began last month in Pilesgrove, in the southern flatlands west of the Pine Barrens and east of Wilmington, Delaware.

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Solar Farms, Projects Boom in Pennsylvania as Costs Fall

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Sep 19, 2010 2:28:00 AM

Solar power has caught fire in Pennsylvania, thanks to declining costs for solar equipment and generous state incentives, according to John Hanger, Secretary of the state's Department of Environmental Protection.

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North Carolina Extends Solar and Wind Energy Tax Credits

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 27, 2010 5:21:00 AM

Earlier this month, North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed a bill that extended a generous tax credit for investments in renewable energy and increased the tax credit for investment in facilities that manufacture renewable energy equipment.

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Illinois Law Boosts Solar Share of Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 19, 2010 10:47:00 AM

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a law August 17 requiring power utilities to get 6 percent of their energy from solar in 2015 and every year thereafter.

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Three More Solar Farms Go Live in Pennsylvania

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Aug 16, 2010 4:13:00 AM

A few weeks ago I wrote about the new solar farm at NASCAR’s Pocono Raceway. Now I’m going to 

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Oregon Approves New Solar Incentive Payment Program

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

Jun 4, 2010 6:38:00 AM

Recently, Oregon announced a new solar program in which utilities will pay premium rates to people for generating solar power with small-scale systems.

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Florida Solar Rebate Program Could Restart Thanks to Gulf Oil Spill

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 17, 2010 5:38:00 AM

Down in the Sunshine State, Governor Charlie Crist plans to hold a special session of the state legislature to address the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to oil, he wants to focus on renewable energy policies, especially those that do not raise electricity rates or energy costs—including measures such as solar rebates and solar incentives.

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Columbus, Ohio, Area Sees More Use of Solar Energy

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 14, 2010 5:57:00 AM

The CEO of a digital media firm in Upper Arlington, Ohio, always thought about going solar, but it wasn’t until recently that it made economic sense.

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Solar Energy News for Monday, May 10

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 10, 2010 3:20:00 AM

New Eni-MIT Energy Center Focuses Solely on the Sun

Last week the Massachusetts Institute of Technology opened a new solar-energy research center. Named the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Center, it is funded largely with a grant from Italian energy giant Eni. According to Boston.com, students and faculty will tackle problems such as how to put solar cells on flexible, inexpensive material such as paper; how to use water to store solar energy; and how to make solar panels more efficient.

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New Jersey Restarts Solar Incentives Program

Posted by Daniel Kulpinski

May 7, 2010 7:28:00 AM

This week the Garden State launched Funding Cycle 2 of its Renewable Energy Incentive Program. The initiative offers incentives--in the form of rebates--for solar electric/photovoltaic, wind and sustainable biomass systems for residential, non-residential and newly constructed buildings.

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