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Maryland legislature overrides governor’s clean-energy veto

The Maryland Senate, following the lead of the House, completed the expected veto override this afternoon, sending Gov. Larry Hogan a stunning rebuke and reflecting the will of the overwhelming pro-solar Maryland population.

Top Ten Solar Novus Articles of 2016

Solar Novus Today readers are bright, knowledgeable professionals who are interested in keeping up with what is new and significant in the industry. By looking at the ten most-read articles in 2016, we see key trends including: batteries and energy storage, concentrated solar power, research that’s helping increase the efficiency of solar, operations & maintenance and practical and useful solar installations.

Ribbon-cuttings mark Stafford projects

STAFFORD — Officials were scheduled to mark the beginning of operations at two major projects — a newly built solar array and an affordable housing complex — with ribbon-cutting ceremonies today.

Hopper at SEIA completes women’s superfecta

When Abigail “Abby” Ross Hopper assumes her duties as president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association next week, it signals a new course for the national association and ushers in an era when the five most powerful association positions in the U.S. solar industry will be held by women.

Maryland solar advocates call for veto override

When the new Maryland legislature begins its session next week, one of its first orders of business will be to consider overriding Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Solar advocates say that reversing Hogan’s decision could lead to a solar boom in the state.

Stafford adds 3.4MW to net metering program

The town of Stafford has 3.4 megawatts of new solar capacity, following the recent installation of panels at its middle school and on a closed landfill.

Md. firm finishes 394 kW solar installation at NY auto dealership

Rockville-based Standard Solar Inc. has installed a solar power generation system at an auto dealership in Yonkers, New York. The 1,272-panel, 394-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system completed in October at Smith Cairns Ford Lincoln Mazda Subaru includes a 253-kilowatt array on the roof and two solar carports totaling 141 kilowatts.

New York Auto Dealer Goes Fully Solar

Yonkers, N.Y.-based auto dealer Smith Cairns Ford Lincoln Mazda Subaru has turned to solar to save on its energy bills.