Florida Public Service Commission protects energy efficiency programs

Last week the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) voted to reject a bid by utilities to cut their energy efficiency programs. This would have made it harder for us to save money by using less energy. This victory is thanks to the thousands of Floridians who contacted the Commission. Their…

Howard County solar supporters’ win good for all Marylanders

Solar energy supporters scored a big win this week in Howard County. The county council decisively voted against a ban on the construction of community solar projects. This victory is bigger than just one county. It is great news for all Marylanders who want to benefit from solar energy. Community…

Steamboat Springs lowers cost of going solar with tax and fee waiver

Steamboat Springs is taking a smart step forward to encourage more residents to go solar. Starting November 8, the city will no longer charge a fee to install solar energy. The fee was $500 for residential systems. It was $1,000 for commercial systems. Additionally, solar installations are now exempt from…

East Valley Solar Co-op selects Icon Power to serve group

The East Valley Solar Co-op has selected Icon Power to install solar panels for the 25-member group. Co-op members selected Icon Power through a competitive bidding process over three other firms. The group will hold its final public information session October 22 at Tempe Public Library educate the community…

Denver Solar Co-op chooses installer

The Denver Solar Co-op has selected Sunfinity Renewable Energy to install solar panels for the 50-member group. Co-op members selected Sunfinity Renewable Energy through a competitive bidding process over seven other firms. The group will hold its next public information session October 1st at 7:00pm at the…

Allegheny County Solar Co-op first in Pennsylvania to offer bifacial panels

The Allegheny County Solar Co-op has selected EIS Solar to install solar panels for the 27-participant group. Co-op participants selected EIS Solar through a competitive bidding process over other firms. “We are honored to be selected as the installer for this co-op,” said Ian Smith of EIS Solar. “We…

Arizona’s first solar co-op launches in the East Valley

Lindsey Corsack of Arizona Sustainability Alliance, Solar United Neighbors of Arizona Program Director Bret Fanshaw, and Solar United Neighbors Regional Director Angela DeMonbreun celebrate the launch Arizona’s first solar co-op in the East Valley area of Phoenix. Neighbors in the East Valley area of Phoenix have formed a solar co-op…

Podcast: What you can do to help grow solar in your community

Solar United Neighbors Executive Director Anya Schoolman recently appeared on the Freeing Energy Podcast to talk about how we’re building an energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone. You can find a transcript of the conversation below. If you’re interested to hear more from Anya,…

Solar supporters applaud Miami-Dade County efforts to make going solar easier

Solar supporter Sharon Van Smith testifies in support of improved solar permitting. Miami-Dade County has taken a significant step forward to help homeowners install solar on their homes. A grassroots coalition of solar supporters persuaded Commissioners to adopt a better solar permitting process.