2.1 Gigawatts of Solar Potential Will Power Nearly 500,000 Homes Last week the California Public Utility Commission (PUC) unfettered 2.1 gigawatts of additional solar power potential, enough clean energy generation for nearly 500,000 homes. In their May 24 clarification ruling on the calculation formulas for net metering (NEM) the commissioners ruled for the solar industry,…

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Guidelines for communicating the solar aspect of a green marketing program By Glenna Wiseman, Vice President, Marketing, HelioPower At HelioPower we help our clients tell their solar story.  We work with commercial, community and utility clients creating communication programs to herald their new solar power installation.   Our efforts help them weave the aspects of a…

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A recent Harris Poll shows only 1 in 10 Americans knows much about the source(s) of their electricity. While Congress debates the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, much education is needed to enhance public knowledge, understanding and interest in various sources of electrical power, their associated benefits and risks and the value…

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“We’ve never seen solar module prices so low. With the rebates still relatively high and the federal tax credit at 30%, there’s never been a better time to go solar,” said Scott Gordon, Vice President of Residential Sales at HelioPower.   According to a Yahoo! Finance report yesterday, August 10, “Technology, Tenacity Drive Down Solar…

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SolarPlaza.com June 24, 2009 Interview: Sue Kateley, Executive Director, CALSEIA CALSEIA’s mission is to expand the use of all solar technologies in California and establish a sustainable industry for a clean energy future. CALSEIA’s biggest challenges for 2009 and 2010 is to expand the market for PV, notably in the untapped distributed generation market and…

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From Vote Solar today… Today, the Senate comes back from their summer vacation.  And today, we are visiting every Senator to remind them that unless they get the job done on extending the solar investment tax credit, America’s clean energy workforce will be going on a ‘vacation’ of another sort.  We are going to deliver…

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News Update: CNNMoney.com report today: NEW YORK (Associated Press) – Solar energy stocks jumped Friday as analysts said one of the sector’s leaders is well positioned for revenue and earnings growth. PacificCrest analyst Mark Bachman, in a client note about SunPower Corp., said domestic demand is “running ahead of expectations set just three months ago,…

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