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Proposition 7 Analysis from Solar Industry

From industry advocacy group, Vote Solar.com, comes this information to review concerning Proposition 7 on the California ballot: Proposition 7 is a California ballot initiative that would dramatically increase the state’s renewable energy requirement, to 50% renewable by 2025. Yet most environmental groups and almost all renewable energy companies and trade associations oppose it. Why?…

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Will Demand for Solar Homes Pick Up?

BusinessWeek weighed in on solar, its effect on the housing industry, new homes, price savings and valuations of solar homes in Adam Aston’s article, “Will Demand for Solar Homes Pick Up? Here are excepts, for the full article, click here. As global financial markets melted down in October, Congress handed a gift to America’s green…

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“Go Solar, Baby, Go Solar!”

By Glenna Wiseman The fifth annual Solar Power conference concluded last week, ending what most believe was an outstanding success for the show.  425 companies exhibited, with a waiting list of 450, explained Julia Hamm, executive direct of SEPA and chair of the event, in the opening day ceremonies.  She told the audience the event…

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Solar Power International ’08, Largest U.S. Solar Energy Event in History, Begins in San Diego

Solar Energy Companies Unite Behind Historic Federal Legislation; U.S. Now Poised to Lead Global Solar Energy Marketplace; Sprawling Solar Energy Expo Opens Its Doors to Sunbelt Citizens All roads lead to Southern California this week, as thousands of people from around the world attend Solar Power International, the largest solar energy industry event in the…

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Knock Out Your Electric Bill with a 1-2 Punch from the Helio Team During Solar Industry’s Largest Show

HelioEMS and HelioPower join forces to bring energy savings to California customers during Solar Power International 08 Show In concert with the solar industry’s biggest U.S. event, Solar Power International 08, HelioEMS, Energy Management Solutions, and HelioPower have announced a joint promotion to assist California customers. The promotion, which runs through the end of the…

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SEPA Statement on Historic 8-Year Solar Tax Credit Extension

SEPA Statement on Historic 8-Year Solar Tax Credit Extension Removal of Utility Prohibition to Have Major Impact on Solar Market Development WASHINGTON, D.C. – The passage of H.R. 1424, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, provides critical news for the solar industry at large, but also for regulated electric utilities looking to diversify their…

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Finally, Federal ITC Support for Solar, Wind, Green Energy Pass Today

As part of the Economic Recovery Bill, the Federal Incentive Tax Credits supporting the expansion of solar, wind and other sustainable energy technologies in the United States was passed today on the Hill. Breaking news from the Wall Street Journal…”House Passes Bailout Bill on Second Try:” U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers wary of growing signs…

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US Senate Passes Renewable Energy Tax Credits, House Could Pass Bill This Week

Breaking news, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 from RenewableEnergyWorld.com: “US Senate Passes Renewable Energy Tax Credits, House Could Pass Bill This Week:” HelioPower commercial installation for Dos Molson in Poway, CA The United States Senate on Tuesday voted by an overwhelming majority to extend the Production (PTC) and Investment Tax Credits (ITC). The tax measure was…

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Clean Energy NOW:Diverse Coalition Calls on Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives

Breaking news in from Business Wire, September 18…”Clean Energy NOW:Diverse Coalition Calls on Congress to Extend Clean Energy Tax Incentives” Speakers that span the political spectrum, representing the Clean Energy NOW coalition of more than 200 organizations, joined forces today to call for Congressional action to extend the renewable energy and energy efficiency tax credits…

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House Passes Renewable Tax Credit Bill, Senate Version Could Soon Follow

    From Graham Jesmer, News Editor, Renewable Energy World: “House Passes Renewable Tax Credit Bill, Senate Version Could Soon Follow:” Late last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6899, a bill that contains extensions for the Production and Investment Tax Credits (PTC and ITC) for renewable energy, by a vote of 236-189.…

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House Approves Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Senate Vote Pending

Breaking news from Dow Jones’ reporter, Cassandra Sweet: “Renewable Power Indus Hopes For Tax Credit Extension” For the full article click here. SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- Renewable power companies could take a hit if crucial federal tax credits set to expire Dec. 31 aren’t renewed before Congress adjourns next week for elections. The U.S. House…

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