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How California Grid Operators Managed the Eclipse

Another consideration leading up to last week’s Great American Eclipse, how would the partial or total sun blockage affect rooftop solar customers? IEEE Spectrum Contact: Peter Fairly Western grid operators such as California’s have become adept at hitting the electricity supply curve balls that weather-dependent wind and solar power toss their way. Today’s eclipse was…

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Sustainable Solar Education Project Releases Consumer Videos

The Clean Energy States Alliance has released three short videos for consumers who are considering adopting solar. Clean Energy States Alliance Contact: Nate Hausman Rooftop Solar Financing 101 introduces three common solar financing methods: loans, leases, and power purchase agreements and briefly explains some of the advantages and disadvantages of each. Choosing a Solar Installer offers advice…

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In Florida Legislature, renewable advocates push for 3rd-party amendment

Florida renewable energy legislation is moving swiftly through the state legislature… SNL Written by Dan Testa A modest bill to expand a tax exemption for solar panels is expected to sail through the current session of the Florida Legislature, though more ambitious measures to open up the state to third-party renewable energy contracts is expected…

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National Poll Finds American Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice

National poll reveals that 73 percent of Americans are open to receiving clean energy from a provider other than their utility. SolarCity Written by Molly Canales San Mateo, Calif. – Mar. 10, 2014 – Clean Edge, Inc. and SolarCity (Nasdaq: SCTY) today announced the results of an inaugural national poll of U.S. homeowners regarding clean-energy products and services. The poll…

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