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  1. Residential solar power pricing in the Empire State

    As residential solar power becomes more popular in New York state, homeowners considering solar confront a persistent question: How much does solar actually cost? To help navigate the confusing home solar power market, Solar to the People has released a study detailing the average cost of solar in regions across New York. Now in its second year, the study finds that large differences persist across New York state when it comes to solar pricing. Average cost of installing solar in New York in the first six months of 2016, after incentives and rebates, highest to lowest: 1. Long Island $21,104 2. Binghampton Area $17,989 3. Orange and Rockland Counties $16,989 4. Kingston Area $15,332 5. Rochester Area $15,104 6. Syracuse Area $14,957 7. New York City $14,903 8. Westchester, Putnum and Dutchess Counties        $14,804 9. Albany Area $14,710 10. North County Area $14,146 11. Utica Area $13,617 12. Elmira Area $13,576 13. Buffalo Area $13,525 14. Ithaca Area $12,361 15 Watertown Area $11,715 State Average $16,426 Key study findings: - The average cost of purchasing home solar in New York in the first half of 2016 was $16,426, after rebates and incentives. - The cost of full solar installations between the highest cost area – Long Island, at $21,104, and the lowest cost area – Watertown, at $11,715 represents a 44% difference. - This average cost across New York equates to $1,973/ kW (kilowatt) of solar installed, after incentives and rebates. - The average size of home installations across the state in the first half of 2016 was 8.32 kW. - On a per kW (kilowatt) basis, New York City paid the highest amount, at $2,455 / kW, after incentives, while the Watertown area paid the lowest amount, at $1,408 / kW. This study aims to provide transparency for New York homeowners who are considering making the switch. Data was obtained from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), which runs the NY-Sun solar incentive program. Solar to the People is a solar information website that provides clear, independent information on solar for homeowners, solar installers and policymakers.  

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  2. Solar Power News: Duke Energy offers solar panels for schools in lawsuit deal

    Duke Energy is looking for 10 North Carolina schools that want rooftop solar power panels they can use to teach about renewable energy.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  3. Solar Power News: Solar power financing offered to Idaho Power customers

    The Idaho Power electrical utility is proposing the construction of a solar power project that would be funded by customers who take out subscriptions to guarantee it gets built, the company said Monday.

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  4. Duke Energy approved to build 17 MW solar power plant at naval station

    It will be the second-largest solar power plant in the state, and the largest on the Duke Energy Indiana system 

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  1. Median installed price of solar power in the U.S. fell by 5-12% in 2015

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  2. Southern Company subsidiary acquires Henrietta solar power project

    Southern Company and SunPower Corp. announced that Southern Power has acquired a controlling interest in the 102-megawatt Henrietta solar power project in Kings County, California, from SunPower, which will own the remaining interest in the project.

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

  3. India solar power firm buys SunEdison Indian rooftop solar portfolio

    Amplus recently partnered with Walmart to provide solar power at fifteen Best Price Modern Wholesale stores across five states 

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    Fri, 24 Jun 2016

  4. Iconic "Painted Lady" home goes solar power with Sunrun

    Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar power company in the U.S., announced that one of San Francisco’s famous “Painted Lady” homes has gone solar with Sunrun.

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    Fri, 16 Sep 2016

  5. North Carolina has more PURPA-qualifying solar power facilities than any other state

    North Carolina surpassed states with more favorable solar power resources to become the state with the second-highest amount of installed utility-scale solar PV capacity owned by independent power producers in 2015, behind only California.

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    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

  6. The True Price of Energy: Making sense of solar power's "Soft Costs"

    Residential solar power energy is booming this year, thanks in no small part to the dipping cost of solar panels. In fact, the installed cost of solar fell by at least five percent in 2015, according to studies from Berkeley Labs.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  7. Vaisala supports 30 percent of solar power auction submissions in Argentina

    Argentina will hold its first solar power auction on October 12 and the auction is fast-moving and competitive.

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

  8. U.S. solar power market adds more than 2 GW in Q2 2016

    Growing 43 percent year over year, the U.S. saw 2,051 megawatts of solar power photovoltaic installed in the second quarter of 2016.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

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