LTE: A spot near the Capitol is perfect for a megawatt-size solar installation

Darrell Prows Salt Lake Tribune March 4th, 2018 The cost of solar in all of its varieties is low and heading down. Canopy/carport-type structures are becoming popular and affordable because they provide other amenities along with pollution-free electricity. Have you ever tried to rally between the Capitol and Third North…

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NEWS: Now a ‘Solar Star,’ Salt Lake City ranks 10th among U.S cities for solar power generated per person, report says

Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune April 3rd, 2018 Salt Lake City ranks in the top 10 of nearly 70 U.S. cities for the solar power generated per person, a new report says. Utah’s capital city ranked ahead of San Antonio and behind Riverside, Calif., in 2017 for megawatts of…

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NEWS: Utah governor signs trio of solar power bills

Christian Roselund PV Magazine March 29th, 2018 With all of the stories of legislatures and utility commissions approving policies to undermine net metering and weaken the economics of customer-sited solar, it is easy to miss the progress being made in many states. This includes so-called “red” states that have been…

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NEWS: Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

By Matt Egan CNN, June 20th Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. But those deregulatory steps do little to offset the mounting long-term challenge that coal faces from cleaner forms…

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NEWS: Coal Market Set To Collapse Worldwide By 2040 As Solar And Wind Dominate

By Alexander C. Kaufman Huffington Post, 6/16/17 Coal-fired power is on pace to collapse in the United States and Europe over the next two decades, and will peak worldwide in nine years, according to a long-term forecast released on Thursday. Solar and wind energy, meanwhile, will dominate over the next…

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Episode #64: “Harness the Sun” with author Philip Warburg

Matt chats with Philip about his new book chronicling the sharp growth in America’s solar industry. He compares the current reality of solar to wind, which he wrote about in his previous book “Harvest the Wind.” They talk about the fights over tax credits that have supported solar’s growth and the…

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OPINION: Editorial: Utah should go slow on ending clean energy tax benefits

Salt Lake Tribune November 18, 2016   A gathering stampede among members of the Utah Legislature to curtail or end state tax breaks for clean energy technologies is based on the idea that those industries are doing well and so no longer need the help. Maybe not. But our lungs…

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NEWS: Rocky Mountain Power proposes rate increase for new solar customers

AUBREY MCKAY FOX13 NOVEMBER 12, 2016 SALT LAKE CITY – Rocky Mountain Power is proposing a solar rate increase that would impact customers who install solar panels after December 9. In 2012, about 2,000 homes had rooftop solar, but now that number is nearly 17,000. Rocky Mountain Power says they…

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OP-ED: Rooftop solar’s worth? Don’t forget the value of saving the Earth

  Michael Shea, HEAL Utah The Salt Lake Tribune November 5, 2016 In meeting rooms, council chambers, and at the Utah State Legislature, the question is being asked; What is the “value” of rooftop solar? When rooftop solar systems generate more power than a home is using, the electricity goes…

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NEWS: Provo council OKs controversial solar array fee

Genelle Pugmire Daily Herald October 7, 2016   The Provo Municipal Council’s decision Tuesday to charge a new monthly fee for solar customers has sparked a lot of comments from Provo residents and stakeholders. During the meeting, several members of the public voiced concerns about the fees and how the…

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