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Dominion Virginia Power to Install Virginia's Largest Solar Installation to Date at Philip Morris USA

Philip Morris USA (PM USA), an Altria company, is the latest company to partner with Dominion Virginia Power under the Solar Partnership Program by hosting what will become the largest solar installation in Virginia to date.

To ITC or not to ITC: What happens if solar's federal tax incentives aren't extended

What will happen if the federal investment tax credit (ITC) so many solar developers depend on isn't extended?

Emmitsburg Celebrates Completion of Wastewater Plant and Solar Field with a Ribbon-Cutting

On September 25, 2015, the Town of Emmitsburg celebrated the completion of the state-of-the-art wastewater plant and solar field. Members of the community, county officials, and project engineers joined together to cut the ribbon on the lengthy project.

Plainville manufacturer to be powered by the sun

The D.R. Templeman Company, a family-owned manufacturer of springs and wire forms on Northwest Drive, is installing a solar photovoltaic system on its rooftop that company officials say will generate enough energy to power the plant year-round.

Emmitsburg opens $19.5M solar-powered wastewater treatment plant

Emmitsburg’s mayor cut the ribbon Friday on the town’s newest green-minded project, a solar-powered wastewater treatment plant.

The $4.4 million solar array powers the $19.5 million plant, the Vigilant Hose Co. in Emmitsburg and many town-owned buildings and facilities.

Taking the Pulse of the Global Solar Industry

Last week two major solar trade shows and conferences took place—EU PVSEC in Germany and Solar Power International (SPI) in the US. While the events are very different, with EU PVSEC having more of a research emphasis and SPI with its installation focus, we found common themes in the European and US solar industries.

Five ways to fight for the ITC

Industry observers agree that the loss or reduction of the ITC at the end of 2016, and the resulting drop-off in projects, will be disastrous for many solar companies, particularly small businesses. Tuesday at Solar Power International, experts gathered to offer ideas about how solar installers can help extend the ITC. Below is some of the advice they offered.

Joe Biden Says Federal Policies Are Helping Solar Power Grow 'Exponentially'

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden addressed the general session of the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, Calif., on Wednesday. He brought a message of federal support for solar power to an enthusiastic crowd.

SPI 2015: Utilities can no longer ignore US public’s desire for solar

Against the background chatter over the fate of the solar investment tax credit in the US, one positive theme to emerge during Solar Power International 2015 was the extent to which public opinion is forcing utility companies to accept solar.