2022 Northern Arizona Solar Co-op selects Icon Power to serve group

The Northern Arizona Solar Co-op has selected Icon Power to install solar panels for the 154-member group. Co-op members selected Icon Power through a competitive bidding process over two other firms. To celebrate the success of this and last year’s co-ops, SUN will host a solar celebration event on Thursday,…

State legislature limits growth of Indiana solar energy

Indianapolis, IN— As the Independence Day weekend approaches, Hoosiers will have less freedom to lower their outrageous energy bills. Effective July 1, Hoosiers who pay an electric bill to one of the five Indiana investor-owned utilities—Duke Energy Indiana, Indiana Michigan Power, NIPSCO, CenterPoint (formerly known as Vectren), or AES Indiana…

Xcel must remove roadblocks to going solar

Monopoly utility Xcel Energy is making it too hard for Minnesotans to go solar. Xcel is unfairly passing the costs for grid upgrades on to some customers who install solar. This can make going solar uneconomical. That’s why Solar United Neighbors is working with fellow solar-supporting organizations, Vote Solar and…

SUN and Hoosier EVA provide input on Indiana’s $100 million investment for EV charging network

More electric vehicle (EV) chargers are coming to Indiana roads. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) plans to use $100 million in federal funds for a new public EV charging network using Level 3 DC Fast Chargers. These chargers supply 100-200 miles of power for every 30 minutes of charging.

D.C. utility company Pepco under investigation for sabotaging solar in low-income communities

Monopoly utility Pepco is overcharging thousands of low-income families who are participating in community solar. This finding comes from an investigation from D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. Released in March, the investigation found that as many as 6,800 households could be victims. Solar has the power to save low-income…

Panel production fight could impact your ability to go solar

America is trying to build its home-grown solar manufacturing capacity. The challenge is how to do so without disrupting the current supply chain. This supply chain relies heavily on foreign-made solar panels and parts. At issue is should the United States levy tariffs on solar panels manufactured by Chinese companies?…

2022 Houston Solar Co-op selects TriSMART Solar to serve group

The Northwest, Northeast, and Southeast quadrants of the 2022 Houston Solar Co-op have selected TriSMART Solar to install solar panels for the 68-member group. Co-op members selected TriSMART Solar through a competitive bidding process over four other firms. Co-op members selected TriSMART Solar for the competitiveness of their pricing,…

Maricopa County Solar Co-op selects Green Muscle Solar to serve group

The Maricopa County Solar Co-op has selected Green Muscle Solar to install solar panels for the 150-member group. Co-op members selected Green Muscle Solar through a competitive bidding process and a comprehensive review of the bids. Co-op members selected Green Muscle Solar because of their competitive pricing, quality components, and…

New Solar Project Helps Pima County Nonprofits Lower Energy Costs, Increase Sustainability

TUCSON, AZ (April 22, 2022) – The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) announced today that it is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations based in Pima County for a newly-established initiative, the Nonprofit Solar Project. The Nonprofit Solar Project offers eligible nonprofits the opportunity to meet a significant portion of…