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(Page 8) A solar array allows the Potomac Watershed's new Environmental Education Center to be carbon neutral.

Maryland city saves on electricity with solar array

Pocomoke City, Md., calls itself “The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore.” Now they can say that includes being environmentally friendly.

Proposed Extension of Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Would Have Uneven Effect

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.

Striving to 'overcome inertia': Solar industry growth faces obstacles among builders, homeowners

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?

Trends and Forecasts for the Solar Industry in 2016

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 Isn't Just For Hippies Anymore

And, oh by the way, hasn’t been for a long time.

The Future of Load Control for Solar PV

Managing the output from multiple solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has become a challenge for grid managers. Though that is often used as an argument against greater solar penetration, several solutions for solar load control are available and growing in flexibility.

Standard Solar Completes Construction on One of Maryland’s Largest Retail Garage-Top Solar Canopies

Arrays will power garage lighting and electric vehicle charging stations for innovative new mixed-use residential, retail and office project–Pike & Rose

Filling in the Gaps

The solar industry must take fives steps to fill in the holes in the new Clean Power Plan.

Standard Solar installs solar array for Maryland foundation

Standard Solar, a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, installed a 47.9-kW solar array on the roof of the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s (AFF) new education building, one of the greenest most energy efficient structures in the world. The building is designed to meet the net-zero water, net-zero energy, zero-waste and carbon-neutral requirements of the Living Building Challenge.

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