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New Bill Seeks to Repeal Trump’s Solar Tariffs

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 22:45

Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) yesterday introduced a bill to repeal the solar tariffs that President Donald Trump imposed in January. According to Rosen’s office, if passed, the legislation would allow duties and tariffs to default back to previous rates, and companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff would receive retroactive reimbursement.

Michigan to Replace Net Metering Program with Avoided-Cost Tariff

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 21:53

Michigan utility customers who put surplus electricity they generate back onto the power grid will be paid a lower, avoided-cost rate after June 1.

Banks Are Sweetening Their Terms for Solar as Confidence Rises

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 20:28

Interest rates are rising, making debt much more expensive for capital-intensive industries across America. But there’s at least one exception: the solar business.

7 Pro-Earth Actions You Can Take on Earth Day

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 15:53

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and while it’s easy to appreciate a day that celebrates the importance of environmental protection, it’s not as easy to figure out what actions you can take on Earth Day to show your support for the movement.

Morocco Ready for Another Solar Project to Curb Energy Imports

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 20:41

Morocco plans to build plants to produce another 800 MW of solar power, just months after attracting bids for its Midelt project as the North African country moves to curb energy imports.

The UK Just Went 55 Hours Without Using Coal for the First Time

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 20:25

Coal, which fueled the world’s biggest economies for more than a century, is increasingly losing out to renewables. The latest example of how one of the dirtiest fossil fuels is being squeezed out of the market came this week in Britain.

Why Adaptation Is the New Reality for Offshore Wind Energy Logistics

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 18:32

Everything about the wind energy business is getting bigger. For example, current turbines averaging 4.1 MW with a hub height of 90 meters will soon be replaced by 11-MW giants with hubs 125 meters off sea level and blades spanning 190 meters. Their blade tips will cut the air at well over twice the height of the London Eye.