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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chair Jon Wellinghoff: Solar ‘Is Going to Overtake Everything’

One of the country’s top regulators explains why he is so bullish on solar. HERMAN K. TRABISH: AUGUST 21, 2013 If anybody doubts that federal energy regulators are aware of the rapidly changing electricity landscape, they should talk to Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). “Solar is growing so fast it […]

Getting to Know Net Metering

Original Source: www.seia.org Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. Many states have passed net metering laws. In other states, utilities may offer net metering programs voluntarily or as a result of regulatory decisions. Differences between […]

Solar Power’s Growth in Iowa

According to Bill Haman, Iowa Energy Center’s Alternate Energy Revolving Loan Program (AERLP) manager, solar power is growing at a record pace around the world and Iowans are joining the bandwagon, especially on the eastern side of the state, while the western side is showing little interest. Mr. Haman sees this as odd, as Western […]

Five Benefits of Solar Energy

Original Source: The Energy Collective Although some form of solar power has been available for decades, the technology has only recently gained mainstream acceptance and attracted the interest of big-time utility companies. On a per-kilowatt basis, solar power remains expensive relative to conventional sources of energy like coal and natural gas. Nevertheless, its overall cost continues […]

Iowa Solar Energy System Tax Credits

The Iowa Department of Revenue has announced its process to implement new 2012 legislation for solar energy system tax credits. Senate File 2342, which was signed by Governor Branstad on May 25, 2012, provides for an Iowa income tax credit for solar energy systems installed on property located in Iowa. This tax credit applies retroactively […]

Obama Budget Proposal Calls for Nearly $1B in Clean Energy Spending

By Chris Meehan On April 10, President Barack Obama sent his proposed budget for the fiscal year 2014. In it he called for nearly $1 billion ($989 million) in spending to support deployment and long-term development in the clean energy industries. That and his nomination for Department of the Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell (former CEO […]

Top 10 Reasons For Investing in a Clean Energy System

Original Post from: EnergySage REASONS TO SWITCH Over the past 20 years, the price of traditional fuels such as oil, gas and electricity have increased steadily at 2-3X the inflation rate. While the long- term pricing trend is predictable, short-term prices, especially for oil and gas are extremely volatile making planning and managing energy costs […]