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Apple is Building a Solar-Powered Data 'Command Center' (2/4/15)

Apple’s sapphire plant project in Arizona didn’t work out, so Apple is investing another $2 billion to convert the facility into a massive data center, the Wall Street Journal’s Daisuke Wakabayashi reports  >>

Obama Budget Aims to Make Solar and Wind Incentives Permanent (2/4/15)

President Obama just unveiled a $3.99 trillion budget for 2016 that asks Congress for a permanent extension of tax credits for the solar and wind industry.  >>

Missouri Co-op to Build State's First Community Solar Array (2/4/15)

Community solar is “a program through which individual members of a community have the opportunity to ‘buy in’ to a nearby solar installation…[and] receive a proportional share of the financial or energy output of the system,” according to the to the Solar Electric Power Association. “Community solar programs may be offered by electric utilities or through third-parties or community groups.”  >>

 

The 51st State
A Blank Slate for A New Energy Market

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PV America
March 9-10, 2015

The Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA  >>

Solar, Smart Grid and Distribution System Operations - A View from Germany
Thursday, March 19, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/ 8 Central Europe
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

Solar Integration Workshop
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

 

Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-Led Community Solar

Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in the spread of community solar projects aimed at expanding access to clean power for customers who, for a variety of reasons, may not want or be able to install solar panels on their roofs.

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).

Utility Solar Market Index

This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.