As we are marching into the fourth quarter of 2019, it is a good time to look back at the solar power market and assess where we have been, and where we may go. Much has been communicated about the downside of the solar tariffs. People opposed to clean energy continue to devalue it, including […]
Solar Policy is Social Policy
Because of strong federal policies that hs facilitated the increasing adoption of renewable energy technologies, we are now at a point where states and local governments are picking up the torch to carry their communities towards 100% clean energy. As recently as 2018, Pennsylvania and New Jersey legislators revamped and improved upon some outdated policies […]
The Best Holiday Gift: Solar ITC Extended
Exact Solar could not have asked for a better holiday gift. On December 18, Congress passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus bill, which included an extension of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar energy projects. The solar ITC was originally scheduled to drop down to 10 percent for commercial, and zero for residential projects, at the […]
What is Net Metering?
If you’re thinking about cutting your electric bill and carbon footprint by installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, you’re going to want to understand net metering. An educated consumer is the best customer. If there is no one in your home during the day, but your solar PV system is soaking up the sun, excess […]
What Does the Clean Power Plan Mean for Solar?
President Obama began the unveiling of “the biggest, most important steps we’ve ever taken to combat climate change” on Sunday, Aug. 2nd with this video. After being created, criticized, and tweaked for the past two years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finally released the Clean Power Plan on Monday, Aug. 3rd. The main focus of the plan is […]