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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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