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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids
Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools is the first nationwide assessment of how solar energy helps to power schools in communities across America. Most importantly, the report shows that thousands of schools are already cutting their utility bills by choosing solar, using the savings to pay for teacher salaries and textbooks. What’s more, the report estimates that more than 70,000 additional schools would benefit by doing the same.
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Click here to read Standard Solar being featured in the Solar Builder Magazine.
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Solar energy start-ups that have taken root in the Washington region in recent years are maturing into bona fide businesses, buoyed in part by economic forces and government policies that have made renewable energy more attractive to consumers.
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Last week, a panel of judges from the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared that the U.S. imposition of tariffs on China-source solar photovolactic products is a violation of international trade rules. Nobody expects the WTO ruiling to have much of an impact on U.S. trade policy, however, and this has a lot of poeple worried in the solar sector very worried.
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SEIA Board Member and Standard Solar CEO, Tony Clifford, has written an op-ed piece on the ongoing China trade wars and the US Commerce Department's role in them.
A ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges yesterday will have long-term effects in the solar industry in the US and abroad. The WTO ruled that the US was not playing by the rules when it imposed hefty duties on solar panels from Chinese (as well as other products)
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A ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges yesterday that there will have long term effects on the solar industry in the US and abroad. The WTO ruled that the US was not playing by the rules when it imposed hefty duties on solar panels from Chinese (as well as other products).
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Aside from places where microgrids have a track record—educational, industrial, and commercial campuses—commercial and community microgrids are still the domain of early adopters, but the number of people wanting to travel the trail they are blazing is increasing.
"Utilities are under pressure as new technologies become a driving force in the evolution of the country's electricity infrastructure. Renewable energy, microgirds, and distributed generation will forever change the way we manage our electricity, and if the utilities don't evolve their business model and get on board now, they face obsolescence."