Solar News & Policy


Inflation Reduction Act is a Game Changer for Solar Power and Home Electrification 

Game changer! That’s what most energy experts are calling the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 passed by the Senate and being voted on by the …
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As Electricity Rates Soar, VT and NH Putting Negative Pressure on Solar

What’s wrong with this picture?  As New England electric utilities hike their rates by record numbers this summer, they’re also cutting payments for solar power …
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With Electricity Rates Skyrocketing, Here Are Five Reasons to Install Solar Now

First came pain at the pump, with gasoline prices topping $5 per gallon. Now get ready for sticker shock in your electric bill, with some …
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As Solar Grows Faster, Policy Speed Bumps Need to be Cleared

It’s official: According to the just-released annual review from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), 2021 was another great year for solar power. The best …
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Putin’s War in Ukraine Offers More Reasons to Get Off Fossil Fuels

We all stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, a peaceful democratic nation that’s under brutal and unprovoked military attack. Russia’s Vladimir Putin started …
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With Solar Costs Falling, Why Are Energy Bills Rising?

Suddenly, inflation seems to be everywhere – including in our household energy bills. Consider: Gasoline prices have reached $3.50 per gallon, about 60% higher than …
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F-150 Lightning: a Game-Changing ‘Virtual Power Plant’ to Complement Solar Energy

The Real Thunder in the Ford F-150 Lightning May Be Bidirectional Charging Maybe you’re already on the list for a new Ford F-150 Lightning – …
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Solar Policy in 2022: Can the U.S. Still ‘Build Back Better’?

What a difference a year makes! Last January, hopes ran high that Congress would pass landmark climate legislation in 2021. But with Democrats controlling Congress …
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With Gas Prices Rising, EVs Are the Way to Go – Especially with Solar Power

With gasoline prices climbing back well above $3 per gallon, the economics of driving an electric vehicle have never looked better. It’s already true that …
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Solar Power Is the Holiday Gift that Keeps on Giving

Hard to believe there are only 45 shopping days before the holidays! In a year when we’ve emerged from the darkness of Covid – and …
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