What the Tax Legislation Conference Committee Means for Clean Energy

Taxing away Clean Energy

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How the government is catering to fossil fuel companies by taxing away clean energy...   Electric vehicles Currently, buyers are eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 per electric vehicle. The existing program is capped…
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Australia's largest solar plant to be built in 2018

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Australia’s largest solar plant is slated to be built in New South Wales (NSW) early next year. Maoneng Australia and Decmil had signed a memorandum of understanding to construct a 250-megawatt direct-current solar photovoltaic power plant…
Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

“Neon R” solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency

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LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter…
How does net metering make money?

Sell energy back to the power grid with net metering

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Solar has some complicated terms, like "net metering" which often confuse customers that are not educated in solar energy. Here ar Solarize, we're always looking for ways to educate the consumer so that they have the tools and information they…

Getting Engineers giddy over these 5 Solar Innovations

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There’s no question that the solar industry has gained the solid standing it now enjoys by employing certain winning technologies, but there also is always room for improvement. We’ve seen a few intriguing innovations in solar crop up that…

Is the Senate tax bill set to kill solar power tax credits?

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Current tax bill would help government gut solar energy Via: The Washington Post Many GOP lawmakers are opposed to the federal government lending a helping hand to renewable energy. The House tax bill proposal, which passed the chamber…

Zero Mass creates drinkable water from the air while generating electricity

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The founder of Zero Mass Water told me that this kind of early November heat was actually mild for the Arizona desert – and that regardless of the dry climate, he and his team were still able to produce water. Because that’s what Zero Mass…

Is Nevada Power planning to raise residential rates again?

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The Nevada Public Utilities Commission next week will give consumers another chance to comment on a Nevada Energy rate plan offered in response to the state’s new net metering law. The Dec. 6 PUC session in Las Vegas delves into an array…

More wind electricity in Texas than coal, European solar set to grow 35% in 2018

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Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source. (See Electrick.com for full article) European PV market expected to grow by 35% in 2018 – “The…