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I love the Boston cleantech scene, but I’m getting a little boredwith it. There’s tons of events, business plan competitions and business developments constantly happening but I’m starting to feel like I’mjust going through the motions. Now, I’m really interested in seeing what’s happening in other UScities in cleantech. I’m going to start with exploring [...]
TheSolar Thermal Consortium has introduced a road map designed toestablish New York as a national leader in solar heat and coolingtechnologies. Developed over the past six months by more than 130 industrial, academic and governmental representatives, the SolarThermal Roadmap creates a path to move New York state toward 2,000 MW of solar thermal capacity – [...]
In an attempt to create a bird’s-eye view solar map of New York City, City University of New York representativesand city officials last month joined forces to fly a laser-equippedairplane over the Big Apple. The joint effort was aided by Sanborn, a Colorado-based mapping firm. The crew collected data needed to pinpoint prime areas for solarinstallations. The [...]
Residents of New York state are likely to benefit significantly fromclean solar power in the coming years judging from the strong responseit is receiving in the form of proposals for new projects. According to the New York Power Authority (NYPA), it recently received 43proposals to develop up to 100 megawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, which [...]
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded New York communities $40 million infederal stimulus funds to help property owners implementenergy-efficiency projects and small-scale renewable energy projects. New York City and the New York State Energy Research and DevelopmentAuthority and a consortium of 14 northern Westchester towns, led byBedford, N.Y., received grant awards through the federal [...]
We see this all the time in the solar industry: a state is a boomingepicenter of solar installations due to strong financial support fromthe government. Then funding gets cut or depleted, solar installationsdrop, solar installers lose their jobs, and the state loses its pride of place in the market at large. Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts,Florida, [...]
Thursday’s edition of the New York Times has a great piece on Applied’s new Solar Research and Development Center in Xi’an China. The Center, which is the world’s largest commercial solar R&D Center is nearly 500,000 square feet and includes full crystalline silicon and thin film solar panel lines. The story is well worth the [...]
Holding to a firm tradition of supporting solar energy within NewYork, the Public Service Commission has voted to provide $12 millionfor solar rebates through June of this year. The solar market in thestate has been holding its breath since the NYSERDA rebate expired atthe end of 2009, with no new incentives on the shelf. The [...]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority(NYSERDA) today announced $10 million in new funding from the AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The authority will award thefunds to enable seven solar energy firms to install solar photovoltaic(PV) systems on homes and businesses across the state. Taken together,the anticipated projects represent about six megawatts of [...]
On the heels of London’s latest electric vehicle announcements, New York City recently followed suit by deploying its first solar charging station. Beautiful Earth Group(BE) unveiled New York’s first solar-powered electric vehicle (EV)charging station, which will allow the energy firm to recharge itselectric MINI E using zero carbon energy making it one of the few [...]
The New York State Common Retirement Fund has upped its alternative investments by $150 million. The public pension put $100 million with Hudson Clean EnergyPartners, a private equity fund. The investment closed on Oct. 30 andis part of the fund’s Green Strategic Investment Program. NYSCRF also invested an additional $50 million with Brevan HowardAsset Management. [...]
Solar Roof, photo by Marlith Why don’t more people “go solar?” The number one reason is the relatively high up-front cost of buying a solar rooftop system. Solar installation companies have devised several types of programsto take some of “the bite” out of the initial expense. There’s leasing,under which the homeowner pays only a small [...]
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