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Who is on the Consumer Affairs Committee

In light of a less than receptive hearing for HB 1580, we are urging our constituents to look at the list of those serving on the PA Consumer Affairs Committee. A voting date has yet to be determined, so in … Read more

Vote Solar

Pete Olmstead from Vote Solar has a great informative site on the SREC situation in PA as well as information on Bill 1580. I had the opportunity to meet him in April when a small group of us went around … Read more

New Solar Legislation: Bill 1580

Senator Chris Ross (R) has drafted new legislation that would offer a short term solution to the dip in the Pennsylvania SREC market. With an oversupply of solar in the state, new legislation needed to be drafted that would mirror … Read more

Green Group Tour @ Foxchase

A group of like minded business people gather frequently to tour different renewable installations in the Lancaster County area. The Lancaster County Center for Excellence in Renewable Energy puts on the Green Group Tours and last week they came to … Read more

The Light Green Hurdle: Why Solar Needs A More Committed Following

I read an article recently talking about a new eco concept labeling light vs dark green consumers. Light green consumers are people who shop for goods that are green, good for the environment (at least according to the label) and … Read more

Solar Job Shadow

Cody Burkett from the Franklin County Career and Technology Center came out to the Zimmerman job in Manheim today for a job shadow. He was interested in solar technology and wanted to get an idea of what what goes into … Read more

Obama: Push Renewables with Compromise

President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University yesterday about his energy plans. He spoke about a variety of topics including oil drilling, natural gas exploration, electric vehicles, biofuels and solar. I could be a die hard solar extremist and … Read more

Movement in the Capital

On St Patricks Day ASI organized 5 installers and a handful of solar investors, aggregators and customers in a meeting with Senator Llyod Smucker.  The meeting was simply an initial step in what will need to be a committed discussion … Read more

Solar Energy Technologies Program Newsletter: DOE to Invest up to $27 Million to Support Solar Research

Think of it like the Moon Shot initiative set forth by Kennedy when America was racing to the moon. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy, has created the Sun Shot program as a way to incentivize and fund research into the … Read more

Advocating for Solar at the State House

We are organizing a meeting with Senator Smucker along with 7 other local solar installation companies and a sprinkling of customers and aggregators (brokers of the SREC’s).  As a unit, we will meet in Harrisburg on March 17th to educate … Read more

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