Progress Energy Carolinas plans to cut solar rebates for residential customers from $1 to $0.5/W, reflecting "dramatic declines in the cost of solar".
Triangle Business Journal
Solar financing allows customers of all income levels to benefit from solar without the large upfront cost, it is therefore unsurprising to see equipment financing become commonplace.
Volkswagen AG switches on 9.5MW system at its factory in Chattanooga TN, its largest PV installation worldwide and the largest of any car manufacturer in North America.
All-time low panel costs, rising power costs, tax incentives and UT's Rocky Mountain Power incentives has made it more affordable than ever for homeowners to go solar.
Until recently, small investors' ability to invest in solar projects was limited to putting solar on the roof of their home; new options like MLPs, solar REITs, and crowd-funding open solar to all.
Renewable Energy World
SolarCity has launched a new initiative designed to help builders incorporate solar installations in new residential construction; promoting its net zero home concept.
Canadian Solar launched it's next generation ResidentialAC Stystem, combining a 250W module with next generation Micro inverter to address all critical limitations of first-gen microinverters.
According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, developers and financiers will invest $1.9T building clean-energy power plants worldwide from 2012 through 2018.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed changes to a rule that will speed up the process and reduce costs to interconnect smaller-sized solar power projects.
According to Energy Infrastructure Update report, renewable energy sources including solar accounted for 49.1% of all new U.S. electrical generating capacity installed in 2012.
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