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best states for solar power 2017

What are the fastest growing states for solar power in 2017?

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In an industry that has continued to grow at an impressive rate nationwide (4.4x over the past 5 years), details on solar hot spots in the U.S. can be elusive. Though there are a few states that are known for having plentiful sunlight (California, Florida, Arizona), there are many states leading the U.S. solar revolution that are flying under the radar. In this article, we’ll break down the top five solar states to date by cumulative solar capacity as well as the states with the fastest growing solar markets in 2017.

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Solar news: solar vs. coal debate now in the spotlight, solar prices falling at exponential rate

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A controversial debate over solar’s impact on coal, a new report that shows rapidly falling solar prices and a major solar development for the world’s energy capital – these are the stories EnergySage has its eye on in this week’s Solar News Report.

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Austin Energy net metering: unique policies and solar incentives in Texas

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Going solar saves you money on your monthly electrical bill. The amount of your savings varies by size and location of the system. But how does it work financially and administratively with your utility? Currently, two types of policy are widely used: the Value of Solar Tariff and Net Metering. The decision of which one to use can be controversial.

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Solar Energy News: Trump Takes on Solar in First Debate, SolarCity Accused of Copying SunPower’s Technology

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Solar found itself in the spotlight once again this past week, this time as the result of a mention during the first U.S. presidential debate. The Clinton-Trump clash on clean energy, SunPower’s accusation that SolarCity stole its technology and a new fully integrated off-grid solar array are the eye-catching headlines we’re discussing from this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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Solar Energy News: Virginia’s Community Solar Garden Goes Live, Texas May be the Top Renewable State in the U.S., Florida Passes Resounding Amendment to Incentivize Solar

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With summer’s end just around the corner, the solar industry has been busy as homeowners gear up to install panels before the cold months ahead. The launch of Virginia’s new community solar garden, the notable success of Texas as a leader in renewables and a major amendment for Florida that will turn up the dial on solar growth are the bright headlines that caught our eye in this week’s Solar Energy News Report.

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Solar Energy News: Solar Roadways Go Live in the U.S., Texas Seeing Largest Solar Boom, Ground Mount Solar Offers Unexpected Agricultural Benefits

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This past week, much of the solar industry found itself in focused discussions on the future of the industry at the hotly anticipated Intersolar conference in San Francisco. Intersolar, the launch of solar roadway testing in Mississippi and the Texas solar boom are the predominant headlines from this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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Solar Energy News: Prince an Unknown Solar Energy Investor, Germany Generates 90% of Power with Renewables, SolarCity Launches New Loan Product

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Adoption of renewable energy technologies has exploded across the world in recent months, and thanks to the bright summer sun at our doorstep, solar growth shows no sign of stopping. News of Prince’s solar energy advocacy, SolarCity’s newest loan product and 90 percent renewable energy generation in Germany are the headlines we’re reading in this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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Solar Energy News: Solar-Powered Plane Crosses the Pacific, Oil Workers Moving into the Solar Sector, AT&T and SunPower Launch Wireless Residential Solar

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solar powered plane crosses pacific EnergySageThe solar industry is soaring in 2016 just like the solar-powered plane that soared for 72 hours across the Pacific this past week. The arrival of Solar Impulse 2 in California, a new solar-powered town under construction in Florida and a mass migration of Texas workers from the oil industry to solar are three of the headlines you need to know in this week’s solar energy news report.

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Austin Energy’s Expanding Renewable Energy Goals Include Photovoltaic Systems

Reading Time: 2 minutesTexas_largeAustin Energy, the electrical utility for Austin is expanding it’s use of renewable energy to generate the power that Austinites need. Austin’s original goal was to provide 35 percent of its 2,540 MegaWatts of energy from renewables by 2020. But Austin Energy was on track to meet that goal by 2016, so the city council proposed a new renewable energy goal of getting 55 percent of its energy from renewables by 2025. Continue reading