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In Focus: Solar in the Movies

In Focus: Solar in the Movies

From sci-fi to drama and adventure, movies capture our attention and spur imagination like no other medium. In recent years, as the solar industry has grabbed our attention with increasing efficiency and every-lowering prices, the movie industry has also taken notice of this opportune resource. Not only are we seeing more and more solar on


Hawaii: Doing Solar Right

The business outlook for solar in Hawaii certainly looks ‘sunny’ with graphs like this one from the LA Times showing solar capacity on an exponential growth curve: doubling in size every year since 2007. Obviously abundant sunshine has something to do with it, but just as significant is how the average Hawaiian electricity bill is nearly twice as high


In Focus: Los Angeles Solar Rebates and Tax Credits

Solar power in Los Angeles makes perfect sense: on average, the city is blessed with over 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. LA also offers solar rebates and other incentives to help encourage homeowners and businesses to invest in solar panels. The program is a little complicated, and LA rolled out revised solar rebates last


LEED Certification: Top 5 Credits

The decision to apply for LEED Certificationis both exciting and daunting for designers and managers. Having your building recognized by the USGBC is a badge of honor in the design and construction industry, but it also means more planning, measuring and upfront costs. What’s more, a simple “LEED Certified” designation no longer holds the same


Will Hollywood be the Green World’s White Knight?

Is Hollywood Going Green? The world’s population is becoming more aware of the serious impact it is having on the environment. Some scientists estimate that many of the world’s resources will be exhausted within this century if people continue on their current path. Statements like this have brought several people over to the environmental side


More Free Credits for Cap and Trade in California?

California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) is considering a plan to give out extra carbon credits to businesses affected by the state’s cap-and-trade program, reports The Sacramento Bee. The state’s program sets industry-wide limits on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, allowing those that exceed those limits to use carbon credits to offset anything above those levels. It


In Focus: Renewable Energy Credits

Sometimes it pays to be bad; Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James, and Al Capone wouldn’t have been famous otherwise. However, when it comes to stealing from the environment, that’s not always the case. In fact, thanks to renewable energy credits, it is just the opposite. Renewable energy credits, or REC, are an energy market innovation


New Incentives for India’s Solar Equipment Manufacturers

India’s renewable energy ministry plans to introduce more fiscal incentives to boost local manufacturing of solar power equipment, a senior ministry official said Thursday. The incentives will be for a designated year during which investment by companies in the solar sector reaches a certain threshold that’s yet to be decided, A.N. Srivastava, director of the


Policy Matters: Renewable Energy Tax Credits: The Key to Global Leadership

Last week, Congress took the opportunity to create jobs and toreinvigorate both our manufacturing base and seize new export markets by passing the extension of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant Program, which allows renewable energy developers to claim tax incentives directly.The extraordinary worldwide growth in clean energy investment over thepast five years has been defined