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  • 18 December 2014: Duke Prepares Distributed Solar Program in South Carolina
    Duke Energy and other utilities in South Carolina are preparing a plan for developing distributed solar in the state on the heels of a net metering agreement announced last week. The utility plan will be delivered to the state public utilities commission in February, and after a few months of expected PUC deliberation, Duke will begin implementation “immediately,” according to Ryan Mosier, a spokesperson for the utility.> <>
  • 18 December 2014: Celebrate the Holidays with SolarEdge's New Video: Always the Sun
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  • 18 December 2014: Solar Tariffs: Throttling America's Biggest Job Creation Machine
    The U.S. Department of Commerce just announced that it will add high tariffs for solar modules imported from China. The Canadian government is also investigating the adoption of similar measures, following recent complaints filed by Ontario-based solar manufacturers. With the solar industry in hypergrowth, it’s not a surprise that these governments are interested in boosting new jobs, protecting their economies, and fostering the solar sector. The problem is that tariffs are a short-sighted approach that actually attack the future of North American solar on its home soil, and likely destroy more jobs than they create.> <>
  • 18 December 2014: Japan Toughens Rules for Renewable Energy Incentive Payments
    Japan’s trade ministry is setting stricter rules for production and sales of renewable energy in what it says is a drive to speed up development of projects and ensure stable power supply.> <>
  • 18 December 2014: A Look Back at 2014: What Does a Shortage of Bankable Projects Mean for C&I Solar?
    Solar project development is cyclical: more capital chases projects, oversupply of capital brings down yields, capital exits the space, more projects chase the money; rinse, lather, and repeat. As we reflect on 2014, we will remember it as a year when an abundance of sponsor equity was met with a shortage of bankable project opportunities. Here’s w> <>
  • 18 December 2014: Solar Plus Battery Storage Market to Reach $1 Billion in US by 2018
    Demand for rooftop solar paired with energy storage systems will reach $1 billion in the U.S. within four years, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.> <>
  • 18 December 2014: Renewable Energy Is Driving the Energy Transformation: REWNA Recap Video
    Renewable energy stakeholders are well aware that clean energy is slowly but steadily transforming the energy landscape and that message couldn’t have been more clear at the recently concluded Power-Gen International, the largest show for the traditional power generation industry. Since all forms of power generation are represented at the show through the four co-located conferences, PennWell calls the second week in December "Power Generation Week."> <>
  • 17 December 2014: What the Senate's Tax Extender Bill Means for Wind Energy
    There is big news to report from the front lines of our current campaign to protect wind in 2015. And though there’s bad news and good news — it all points to how critical your voice is going to continue to be in our fight for clean, homegrown energy.> <>
  • 17 December 2014: Buffett Testing Smart Grid Technology for Home Energy Management
    Warren Buffett wants to tell you the best time to wash your clothes. Or at least his energy company in the U.K does. Buffett’s Northern Powergrid Holdings Co. is working with Siemens AG to test a so-called smart grid that has the ability to control when consumer appliances will be used in the home.> <>
  • 17 December 2014: British Columbia to Proceed with $7.6 Billion Hydropower Project
    British Columbia plans to proceed with construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in the Canadian province’s northeast.> <>