Submitted by travis.tate on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:22
The U.S. Investment Tax Credit, which is a 30 percent federal tax credit for solar systems on residential and commercial properties, remains in effect through December 31, 2016. After that time it drops to 10 percent for commercial systems and zero for residential systems. For our Big Question this month, we wanted to hear from bankers, commercial solar installers, developers, financiers, potential hosts and other stakeholders. Read the comments below to gain insight on this issue's big question: Can the U.S. commercial solar industry survive with a 10 percent investment tax credit?
Submitted by travis.tate on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:19
Annapolis, Maryland, serves as both the state capital and home of the United States Naval Academy. Founded in 1845, it is where some of the best and brightest U.S. naval officers are trained.
One of the first things they learn is the bosun’s calls—commands communicated by a high-pitched whistle by the Chief Petty Officer Boatswain’s Mate. One of those calls is the “all hands on deck” (AHOD), rousing all crew members from below decks to the main deck. It is often used when the ship is in danger.
Well, it’s time to sound the AHOD for the solar industry: The investment tax credit (ITC) is gravely at risk.
Submitted by travis.tate on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 05:44
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – July 9, 2015 – tenKsolar (“tenK”), a Minneapolis based manufacturer of high energy density PV systems, today announced that its innovative systems will be used by Standard Solar, Inc., a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, for 10MW of competitively bid commercial rooftop projects.
Submitted by travis.tate on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:05
Pocomoke City, Maryland, calls itself “The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore,” and that includes being environmentally friendly. The idea to put a 2.1 MW ground-mounted solar array on a 10-acre unused parcel of land adjacent to the town’s wastewater treatment plant originated with Mayor Bruce Morrison, after meeting with Standard Solar executives at the Maryland Municipal League conference in 2013 and was impressed by what he saw.