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  1. Solar Power: Cajon Valley Union School District selects SunPower for 24 sites

    This spring, Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) and SunPower Corp . will begin construction of SunPower® Helix™ solar power systems at 24 school sites in the El Cajon region of San Diego County. The solar installations totaling 4.6 megawatts (MW) will primarily include carports, as well as a few rooftop systems, and should be operational by the end of this year. "With CVUSD's solar investment, we continue to enrich both our schools and our communities by generating clean, renewable energy which will help save on electricity costs and improve our local environment," said Scott Buxbaum, CVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. "After reviewing qualifications and proposals from six firms, we are very pleased to have selected SunPower's proposal as the best value to the District. Their team has been great to work with."  CVUSD owns the solar power system, along with the associated renewable energy credits. To finance a majority of the project, the District secured U.S. Department of Treasury clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs), which are available to certain entities, primarily in the public sector, to finance renewable energy projects. "We're pleased to welcome CVUSD to a growing number of school districts across the country that are seeing the economic and environmental value that reliable solar energy solutions from SunPower can generate," said Nam Nguyen, SunPower senior vice president. "Innovative financing options like CREBs and local bonds can accelerate the return on a solar project, making it easy for schools to reinvest savings into their classrooms." A leader in delivering innovative energy solutions to California schools, SunPower has installed more than 135 MW in 30 districts. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), this is enough to power 33,750 average California homes.

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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017

  2. Energy Prices: Cuccinelli, lawmakers push to end utility rate freeze

    A bill undoing a 2015 law that froze electric rate reviews died swiftly this legislative session, but opponents of the law, including former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, said Tuesday it's not too late to see it repealed.

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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017

  3. The meeco Group installed biggest solar power plant in Zimbabwe

    The current installation of the so far largest solar power plant in Zimbabwe, with a total capacity of 216 kWp, marks a major turning point in the history of energy supply in Zimbabwe.

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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017

  4. Solar Power: Indiana Senate panel OKs bill to reduce solar incentives

    An Indiana Senate panel gave preliminary approval Thursday to a bill backed by the state's investor-owned power utilities that critics contend is an effort to muscle out smaller companies from the emerging solar energy market.

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    Fri, 17 Feb 2017

  1. Solar Power: Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor

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    Fri, 10 Feb 2017

  2. Solar Power: Solar power plant commissioned to serve Las Vegas Valley

    Officials have flipped the switch on a solar power plant southeast of Las Vegas.

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    Wed, 15 Feb 2017

  3. NextEra, WPPI Energy to Build 100-MW Solar Center in Wisconsin

    The upcoming Point Beach Solar Energy Center is slated for construction on land adjacent to the Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers.

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    Tue, 31 Jan 2017

  4. Solar Power: What the future holds for net metering

    Perhaps no battle has ever been as bitterly fought as the one brewing between many utilities and solar power installers this year.

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    Sat, 4 Feb 2017

  5. Solar power is an untapped resource in these 10 cities

    Redfin teamed up with Sun Number to find the Top 10 U.S. cities in the northeast region with untapped solar power potential.

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    Sat, 4 Feb 2017

  6. Solar Power: US utilities seek sun as Trump sides with coal, fossil fuels

    The plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

  7. Solar Power: LePage, Democrat criticize new rooftop solar rules

    Maine's Republican governor and a leading Democrat expressed displeasure Tuesday with new solar rules approved by state utility regulators.

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    Thu, 2 Feb 2017

  8. Solar Power: Council voices concern with energy projects on farmland

    The Council on Environmental Quality wants Connecticut lawmakers and state environmental officials to encourage developers to build energy projects on previously developed sites, such as landfills and industrial lands.

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    Tue, 7 Feb 2017

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