Stafford Hill Solar Farm, a 2.5MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project, was built by groSolar in 2014. The solar farm covers approximately ten acres of land on the closed Rutland City, Vermont landfill and will provide energy for the Green Mountain Power utility grid.
Solar projects built on landfills in Vermont, Massachusetts, and other states take advantage of land that would otherwise be unusable because of contamination to instead generate revenue and save on energy costs.
Motly Fool article on the solar industry that is now competing with fossil fuels on a cost per kW-hr basis. Taking an important look at what technologies dominate the industry and what investors should be betting on in the future.
President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency. The commitments represent more than 850 megawatts of solar deployed – enough to power nearly 130,000 homes.
Minnesota became the first state to allow utilities a new method of contracting with distributed solar producers, called the market-based “value of solar.” If adopted by utilities, it will fundamentally change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.
Solar Power World article discussing how savvy commercial real estate (CRE) owners are increasingly looking at solar power as an effective means of reducing operating expenses and creating a new source of revenue, which could lead to a significant increase in the CRE owner’s bottom line.
New York Times Article discussing the benefits and huge success of solar in the European market. "Solar photovoltaic generation, known as PV, like wind power before it, is coming into the mainstream — at great environmental benefit."
An article exploring the three primary strategies for investing in solar: (1) purchasing electricity through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), (2) purchasing a solar project to provide free renewable energy, (3) securing long-term cash flows and significant tax benefits.