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Making Money with New Jersey SRECs

In addition to the federalinvestment tax credit, in which 30% of your solar investment can bewritten off against your taxes no matter where you live, states like New Jersey have begun to offer tremendous local incentives for residents to adopt solar lifestyles.  One of those incentives is known as a Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC),

Stimulus Money Creating Texas Projects

Evolution Solar Corp. — Numerous solar projects in Central Texas aregetting their share of stimulus dollars. More than 290 million dollarsfrom the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is headed forthe Texas State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Of that, 52 milliondollars is slated for the Distributed Renewable Energy TechnologyProgram. To date, a little more


Save Money by Leasing Solar

Thanks to a new TXU Energy and SolarCity partnership residents of Dallas, Texas will soon have the option to lease a photovoltaic solararray to offset high-energy cost. Similar programs are in place aroundthe world, but in Texas where sprawling suburbs are common and airconditioning in the summer means sky rocketing fuel costs the potentialsavings for

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Should Green VCs Care About More Then Money?

Last month, I was skimming over some of my favorite blogs on Renewable Energy World and came across a post by one of my favorite tweeples @solarfred titled Should Solar Sales People and Crew be Smoking Cigarettes? Probably Not. The connection between environmental, social, and health concerns is clear and the topic peeked my interest.

Solar Money Train Rolls On: Clean Power Finance Raises $6.9M

Clean Power Financeannounced the first close of a $6.9M financing round co-led byClaremont Creek Ventures and Clean Pacific Ventures, along with SandHill Angels and clean tech investor Gary Kremen.    GaryKremen is the Chairman and founder of Clean Power Finance, aninteresting solar company.  CPF provides a standardized software toolthat lets solar panel installers speed up the

Solar energy for no money down!

TheIrvine (California) Unified School District (ISUD) has partnered withSunEdison and SPG Solar to install solar energy at each of itstwenty-one campuses. Purported to be the largest solar deployment for a public schoolsystem in California, and possibly the United States, the project willreduce Irvine’s school power bill  by 20 percent – a savings of $17million over

China: No Money, No Problem!

The media headlines are screaming “U.S. Won’t Pay China to Cut Emissions” and “US Rules Out Climate Aid to China.” Todd Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change (pictured right),made clear in a press conference yesterday (Day 3 if you are counting!)in Copenhagen that the war chest for the initial fast track funds beingconsidered

APS Seeks More Solar Rebate Funds

One of the problems of a too-popular solar incentive program is thatdemand can outstrip supply. That is, it can run out of money. (Yeah,New Jersey, this means you.) The Arizona Public Service Co. (APS),which runs one of the state’s very popular solar rebate programs, hasannounced it needs more fundsfor commercial solar rebates. The state requires

Green Stimulus funding opportunities for residences, businesses and states

Stimulus funding from Uncle Sam (blog.bioethics.net). TheAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment or Stimulus Act appropriated $3.1billion to the Department of Energy (DOE) State Energy Program (SEP) toenable energy efficiencyand clean energy deployment across the country. U.S. DOE SecretarySteven Chu announced last week more than $162 million of this fundingwill be directed towards energy efficiency and renewable


How Much Impact Can the Feds Have on Solar?

The investment communityisn’t as bullish on federal grant and loan guarantee programs ascompany execs. At least one analyst expects the shipment of solarenergy equipment worldwide to fall 25 percent. It’seasy to opine about how the various government spending plans onrenewable energy – whether they are in the United States or China –will be a great