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(Page 8) A solar array allows the Potomac Watershed's new Environmental Education Center to be carbon neutral.
Pocomoke City, Md., calls itself “The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore.” Now they can say that includes being environmentally friendly.
Many trends in the solar industry have remained generally the same for years, most notably lower cost and higher efficiencies. In 2015, however, technologies, costs and applications shifted in three key areas. The three key trends that we see as shaping the solar industry in 2016 are energy storage, asset management and smart technologies.
Solar energy experts have been consistently touting the same benefits of solar — lower energy bills, increased home value, energy independence and, through a reduction in the use of fossil fuels, less impact on the environment. So if solar energy is the game-changer proponents say it is, why aren’t U.S. rooflines a virtual sea of solar panels?
After months of taking a beating in the markets, renewable energy companies suddenly seemed to be on firmer footing this week, as lawmakers proposed extending important tax credits in exchange for lifting the decades-old ban on exporting American crude oil.
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