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Pennsylvania Sunshine Solar Program Awards 1,000th Rebate Check!

It’s been just over a year and the Pennsylvania Solar Rebate Program, which provides incentives for PA residents to go solar has just awarded its 1,000th rebate check. Department of Environmental ProtectionSecretary John Hanger today presented Sally Kauffman, aMontgomery County homeowner, with a rebate check for $10,800 for the for the 4.8 kilowatt (kW) solar system

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NJ Solar Rebate Program Suspended

In April, we reported that New Jersey was putting its popular solar rebateprogram on hold for a month — until the state could get its financingstraight. Last Monday, the state started accepting applications again. While the new rebate level wasrevised downward, to $1.35 per watt, it was still something. Now, itseems the Board of Public Utilities (BPU),

Colorado Launches Solar and Energy Rebate Program

Colorado customers of Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy have forseveral years been able to take advantage of solar rebates. The rebatesreduce the out-of-pocket cost of installing solar photovoltaic (PV)systems, which encourages more homeowners to install solar panels. To offer a similar option to individuals who aren’t customers of Xcel or Black Hills, Colorado is

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APS to Cut Solar Rebate Level to Extend Program

There is one down side to the current rise in the popularity of solar energy: solar rebate programs are hard-pressed to keep up with customer demand. The Salt River Project (SRP), an Arizona utility, found this out ayear ago and consequently reduced rebate levels. Now the state’s largest electricity provider, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), is coming toterms with the

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New Jersey Solar Rebate On Hold

Once again, New Jersey’s solar boat has been rocked: due to revisions to a previously approved budget, the state’s Clean Energy Rebate willnot accept new applications for the month of April, and all applications currently in queue will be frozen until the program reopens in May. Ifthe solar rebate is reduced from current levels–all too

GEO to Launch Solar Rebate Program April 19th

From the GEO Website: "Coloradans can soon tap into millions of Recovery Act dollars andtake steps to save money, boost the economy and save energy as theGovernor’s Energy Office and partners prepare to launch a sweeping,statewide rebate program April 19. This initiative is designed to bringenergy efficiency and renewable energy to tens of thousands ofColoradans

Strong Arizona Solar Rebate for APS Customers

The Grand Canyon State is on the ever-growing list of states offering rebates to businesses and homeowners who invest in renewable energysystems. A state tax credit ($1,000 max) is available to all residents,and utilities within the state offer solar energy rebates to theircustomers. Phoenix-area residents served by SRP should check out our recent update on

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ARRA Fuels Connecticut Solar Hot Water Rebate

Between 2005 and 2008, the CCEFdisbursed over $20 million in rebates for residential solar thermalinstallations and $65 million in rebates for government and commercialsolar thermal installations. The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has established a new $4 million state-wide solar hot water initiativefor homes and businesses expected to last until March 1, 2012. Theaction comes on

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ARRA Fuels Connecticut Solar Hot Water Rebate

Between 2005 and 2008, the CCEFdisbursed over $20 million in rebates for residential solar thermalinstallations and $65 million in rebates for government and commercialsolar thermal installations. The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has established a new $4 million state-wide solar hot water initiativefor homes and businesses expected to last until March 1, 2012. Theaction comes on

Arizona SRP Solar Rebate Deadline Fast Approaching

Just as we did in January, GetSolar would like to remind Phoenix-area customers that the April 30deadline is fast approaching for the SRP EarthWiseSolar Energy Rebate Program. Solar installers in the area arewilling to give quotes for home or business installation. From now until the deadline, residents going solar can save up to$13,500 on installation. As far

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Xcel Announces Minnesota Solar Rebate Program $XEL

Minnesota isn’t exactly the first state that comes to mind when mostpeople think of solar, but the Lone Star State and its associatedutility companies are making significant strides toward a renewableenergy future: Xcel Energy, the Minneapolis-based utility company thatservices a wide swath of Midwestern states—including Colorado, anotherburgeoning state for solar—unveiled yesterday its new Solar*Rewards program, which aims

New California Rebate Program Will Cut Cost of Solar Water Heaters by 60%

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a $350 million rebate program for solar water installations. The rebate program, which is designed to encourage Californiaresidents and businesses to install solar water heaters, coupled withthe 30% Federal Tax Credit, will allow Californians to purchase solarwater heaters at 60% off their retail price.  Average rebates forinstallations

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Colorado Solar Gardens Could Qualify for Xcel Rebate

Colorado’s state Congress may have an interesting bit of legislationbefore them this session: a bill that would allow solar panelsinstalled in community gardens to qualify for the solar rebatescurrently available through Xcel Energy. The brainchild of State RepClaire Levy (D-Boulder), the bill would allow multiple people to buyinto an off-site solar installation and, like shareholders,

Reminder: SRP Solar Rebate To Decrease in April

For all you Phoenix-area customers of SRP, remember that theutility’s EarthWise Solar Energy Program’s excellent solar rebate isdue to scale back at the end of April 2010. Right now, residentialratepayers can save up to $13,500 on the cost of a home solarinstallation. Also, the program offers strong incentives for commercialsolar installations of all sizes: Commercial solar

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