A California federal district court orders the FHFA to initiate a full-blown rulemaking process on PACE Financing; proposed rulemaking was published and stakeholders can submit comments through 3/26.
GS Battery will supply its ECO R batteries for use in Suniva's Balance of System Solutions (BOSS), allowing optimized performance and improved levelized cost of electricity.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's manager Ron Nichols says the utility aims to hit 33% RPS by 2020; says 4.5% yearly customer rate increases are ideal, but 6.5% per year more likely.
Suntech launched SuperPoly 290W module for hot climates, has 14.9% efficiency, positive 0-+5% power tolerance, and self-cleaning anti-reflective coating; also launched off-grid Hybrid-in-a-Box.
Gehrlicher Solar America installed a 151kW ground-mounted system in MA using its Gehrtec Base racking and a 322kW rooftop system in NJ; company plans 5MW of installation in the region.
CA homeowners disagree over solar structure covering patio adjacent to neighbor's home; CA Solar Energy Act allowed the installation, only health & safety concerns can block residential solar projects.
Hundreds of PV systems of varying sizes located throughout the country may be able to be aggregated into a single package and sold on public exchanges, which could cut the cost of solar to end users in half.
Pima County, AZ has created a solar-power incentives district; specific region will be identified as suitable for utility scale solar projects and inducements to encourage its use will be offered.
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Green Grants program is offering Louisiana homeowners improvements totaling up to $53,000 per home with no upfront costs; funds are combination of federal, state, and other programs
Natcore Technology reports it developed "absolute black" silicon wafers for solar panels that will absorb 99.7% of visible light; most efficient wafers today absorb 96%.
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