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Oct. 7, 2014: Solar4America Rolls Out National Program for Fixed Cost Electricity

Initiative Supports American Jobs, Manufacturing, and Energy Independence by Sourcing from Domestic Producers

PetersenDean has announced that its Solar4America campaign will begin offering electricity to consumers nationwide at under six cents per kilowatt hour. The program has already been launched in Arizona and California and will roll out to Texas in October, with four other states to follow in the first quarter of 2015.


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Sept. 29, 2014: New York Announces Solar Power Program for Schools

To Date, More Than 115 School Districts Have Registered, Representing Over 400 Schools

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of K-Solar, a program under the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York state lower their energy costs with solar power.


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Sept. 18, 2014: New Report Shows US Solar Industry Nearing 16 GW of Installed Capacity

The Residential Market Has Seen the Most Consistent Growth of Any Segment for Years

The United States’ solar market hit a new milestone in the second quarter of this year, with more than half a million homes and businesses now generating solar energy. According to the Q2 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 1,133 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the second quarter of this year.


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SEIA Commends Verizon Solar Initiatives

Verizon Is Becoming a Leader in Deployment of Green Energy

Verizon Communications Inc. has announced plans to nearly double its capacity to generate clean, reliable, affordable solar energy. This year, Verizon will install 10.2 MW of new solar systems at eight Verizon facilities located in five states.


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July 30, 2014: NRG Home Solar Expands Operations into Connecticut

Company Says State Is a Rapidly Increasing Market for Solar Technology

NRG Home Solar, a leading residential solar company, announced that it is expanding its operations into Connecticut. The company said it will provide homeowners with the opportunity to install solar for little to no upfront costs via leasing.


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Vista Solar to Install Solar System for Food and Wine Distributor

The System Will Generate Over 99 Percent of Lettieri & Company’s Energy Needs

Vista Solar, a California commercial solar electric design and installation firm, announced that it will install a 160-kW solar system for food and wine distributor, Lettieri & Company.


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June 19, 2014: US Residential Solar Exceeds Commercial for First Time in First Quarter

Ongoing Strength in Residential Sector and Volatility in Commercial Market Spurred This Milestone

According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q1 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, the U.S. installed 232 megawatts of residential PV, exceeding the commercial market’s 225 megawatts for the first time in the history of the report.


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May 29, 2014: Walmart Commits to Doubling On-site Solar in the US by 2020

Walmart Has Made Significant Progress toward Its Goal to be Supplied by 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Walmart has announced that it will double the number of on-site solar energy projects at its United States stores, Sam’s Clubs, and distribution centers by 2020. The commitment is part of Walmart’s global initiative to produce or procure 7 billion kWh of renewable energy by the end of 2020.


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May 27, 2014: Enphase Energy, HERO Program Partner to Finance Solar Systems

Finance Program Measures Community Solar Impact Using Enphase’s Enlighten Software

Enphase Energy Inc. announced that its partnership with Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO), a leading residential energy efficiency financing program, has resulted in more than 1,200 financed solar systems.


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May 22, 2014: NREL Assembles Working Group to Explore Solar Lending Potential

‘Banking on Solar’ Includes Members Representing the Solar, Banking, Legal, Regulatory, and Financial Industries

Increasingly, loan products are being offered to homeowners and businesses for the installation of solar. However, barriers still remain. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has convened a working group called “Banking on Solar” to engage lenders and other stakeholders to address these barriers.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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