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Solar Deserves a Shout Out!

Today marks the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) 40th anniversary, and the nation’s first “Shout Out for Solar” day!  And there are many reasons to “shout out” for solar. Over the past…

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Less Sunny Year in Gainesville

A few weeks ago the Gainesville City Commissioners voted (5-2) to suspend the Regional Utilities (GRU) feed-in tariff (FiT) solar program. Interestingly, the event received little attention outside the Gainesville area, despite…

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2013: The Year in Review

Seasons greetings from all of us here at SACE!  Before we take some time to enjoy the holiday season, we wanted to pause and celebrate our accomplishments over the last year.  We…

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Georgia Power Solar Tariff Withdrawn

Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) took another step towards using solar power to reform the state's largest monopoly electric utility, Georgia Power. SACE applauds the PSC decision to approve a settlement…

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Solar MythBusters #1: Clouds blocking solar in the Sunshine State?

SACE staff member Charlie Coggeshall contributed to this post. This is the first in a series of blogs on solar myths; stay tuned for future MythBuster posts in the coming months! Orlando…

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Florida State University student selected as a Southeastern Delegate for the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference

This guest post was authored by Justin Vandenbroeck, IDEAS For Us Ambassador and Industrial Engineering student at Florida State University, who was chosen as a Southeastern Delegate for the 2013 U.S. Solar Market Insight…

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Will Rural America Continue REAPing Renewable Energy Rewards?

As America awaits the House and Senate conference committee agreement on a Farm Bill, now is a good time to check on the progress of one exceptionally good clean energy incentive under consideration. …

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Net Metering: Reverse Robin Hood...Really?

I just returned from the 125th Annual Meeting of NARUC, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, held this year in Orlando, FL.  The agenda touched on a vast range of issues…

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Squirrels Are Driving Me And The Utilities Nuts

So I've never really thought of squirrels as being a major nuisance (some out there do, see N.A.D.S.: North American Defense against Squirrels) but this summer, my neighborhood squirrels seemed to have it…

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The Alabama I Used to Know: Is the Southeast Getting Climate- and Water-Smarter?

This blog by John Rogers, senior energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists' Clean Energy program, originally appeared on The Equation on August 8, 2013. It is part of a series…