Utilities Killed Arizona’s Solar Industry

Arizona was one among just a couple of states in the country that lost solar jobs in 2013, according to the recent Solar Jobs Census released by the Solar Foundation. Solar advocates say the more than 1,200 solar jobs lost in the state last year could have been the result of a threatening battle with utility Arizona […] Read more

The “Put Solar On It” Campaign from Mosaic

This is a momentous time for solar energy. A new solar system is installed every 4 minutes in America.  Panels are 99% cheaper than they were 30 years ago.  The total solar capacity installed in the U.S. in 2013 will power nearly 1 million homes. And it’s easier than ever for you to go solar. Mosaic seeks to empower […] Read more

APS Loses Battle Against Solar

The first battle between a large electrical utility and consumers dedicated to choice, competition and clean energy ended this week with a bunt by Arizona Power Services (APS) and the Arizona Corporation Commission.  The commission in  a 3-2 decision opted to lower APS requested rate of almost $7.00/KW/Month to $0.70/KW/Month as a grid maintenance and […] Read more

Renewable Energy and the First 2012 Presidential Debate

President Obama reiterated his desire to end tax breaks for big oil and reaffirmed his support for new sources of energy like solar, wind and biofuels. The President also stated that his administration has helped to create 5 million new private sector jobs. To increase these numbers the President wants to invest in education and […] Read more

The 2012 Election: It’s All About Energy

Recently, GTM asked how the results of the 2012 election will impact U.S. greentech, but a new poll suggests that question put the horse before the cart. The first question is how greentech will impact the 2012 election. Public Policy Polling (PPP) asked 22,412 likely voters in eight states considered to have the potential to […] Read more

Election 2012: Obama (Wind) vs. Romney (Coal)

The election of 2012 offers the stark contrast between fossil fuels like coal and clean renewable energy. Obama Supports wind power while Romney supports energy derived from coal. Each candidate offers a different conception of America’s energy future. Romney wants to see even more fossil fuel being burned while Obama wants to grow renewable sources […] Read more

Wind Tax Credits: Obama vs. Romney

Debate over the looming expiration of the US wind production tax credit gusted through Washington, D.C., this week with Senate Democrats calling for a one-year extension of the incentive. The legislation unveiled by the Senate Finance Committee as part of a broader tax extension package has a long way to go before it becomes official. […] Read more

Romney’s Campaign: Clean Energy Isn’t Creating Jobs

Who would have thought that clean energy would become the source of such scorn for Mitt Romney, a candidate who called transitioning away from fossil fuels “a must”in 2007? The Romney campaign released a new campaign ad this morning attacking clean energy jobs. Just like every other ad on the issue this election cycle, this […] Read more

One Block Off The Grid Introduces New Orleans Campaign

One Block Off The Grid (1BOG) has launched aNew Orleans solar group purchase campaign. Homeowners in New Orleansinterested in solar power will be eligible for a discounted rate of$6.65/W through local installer South Coast Solar, as well as freeeducation, support and online tools. After a month-long vettingprocess, 1BOG says it selected South Coast Solar for […] Read more

1BOG Launches Solar Group Purchasing Campaign In N.J.

One Block Off The Grid (1BOG) has launchedits first East Coast solar group purchasing campaign. Homeownersthroughout the northern part of New Jersey can now sign up free to jointhe Northern New Jersey 1BOG solar campaign and buy residential solarenergy at a group discount rate of $5.45 per watt. This is a 16%reduction over standard rates […] Read more

Solar Energy Initiatives Executing Its “Renew The Nation” Campaign

Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (SNRY),executing on its corporate mission to “Renew The Nation” via economicdevelopment through the sale and installation of solar thermal,photovoltaic and other solar technologies, announced an update of plansfor its wholly owned subsidiary, Solar Park Initiatives, Inc. (SPI). Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida-based SNRY (OTC:SNRY)was formed to execute on a grass roots campaign, […] Read more

HelioPower Signs First Project In 1BOG San Diego Campaign

HelioPower has signed the first solar power project in the One BlockOff the Grid (1BOG) solar group purchase program in San Diego. 1BOGlaunched its solar San Diego campaign on May 18, securing a discountedprice of $6.09 per DC watt for its members. "We’re proud toannounce we’ve already sold several 1BOG systems in north San DiegoCounty, […] Read more

Evergreen Solar (ESLR) Debuts New Campaign At Intersolar

Evergreen Solar is using the Intersolar industry trade show as anopportunity to roll out a new brand campaign. The campaign emphasizesthe slogan "More Electricity, Less Impact"  to emphasize the fact thatEvergreen Solar’s panels deliver the most energy with the lowest carbonfootprint. Evergreen Solar will use the trade show to showcase its newESA line of panels […] Read more