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Report: Best States for Home Solar Are In the East

A report that ranks the 50 states by “friendliness to rooftop solar” finds that, for 2019, the top four are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Maryland, plus Washington, D.C. Solar Power Rocks (SPR), an organization in Portland, Ore., that collects and disseminates information for homeowners about state and national solar policy, incentives, and financial estimates, announced Jan. 16 that its 2019 State Solar Power ...

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Sunny Days for Solar Power

The solar energy industry looks to a bright future By Stephen Bennett For fuel oil dealers seeking to diversify, selling and installing solar-powered systems is an option with renewed potential, experts said. The industry is looking forward to robust growth in part because a five-year extension of a solar investment tax credit was included in a tax and spending package ...

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Catching Rays: Oil Dealer, Entrepreneur Team Up to Sell Solar

By Stephen Bennett Arden Steiner, a fuel oil dealer, and Dries van Wagenberg, an entrepreneur active in the petroleum industry, share a sunny outlook about their new venture. They are partners in a distribution company, Rayviance, that is marketing a solar-powered system of the same name for space heating and domestic hot water. Steiner, a principal in Affordable Fuels, a ...

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Residential Solar Electricity Installations Growing

Residential solar installations have grown in 18 of the last 19 quarters, reports a solar industry trade group. The United States installed 1,354 megawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2014, up 41% over the same period last year, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, prepared by GTM Research, a research and consulting firm, and the ...

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An eye opening trip to ISH

Feature Story “The World’s Leading Trade Fair” lives up to its name By Alan R. Mercurio Mandated biofuel agricultural development is commonplace in Germany. I recently had the pleasure and privilege of traveling to Frankfurt, Germany and parts of Denmark to attend ISH 2007, ‘The World’s Leading Trade Fair,” take in a few manufactures tours and enjoy their countries with ...

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