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Statement: California reaches historic one millionth solar roof

California has reached a milestone: one million roofs with solar panels.

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National coalition of 300 mayors unite in call for a solar energy future

Mayors representing 300 cities across the U.S. have signed on to a letter, released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center, calling for a future powered by more clean renewable solar power. The group of “Mayors for Solar Energy” committed to this cause is bipartisan and represents cities of all sizes spanning all 50 states.

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Bipartisan group of mayors call on Congress to extend solar tax credit

A bipartisan group of more than 230 mayors called on federal lawmakers Monday to support the continued growth of clean energy and extend the investment tax credit (ITC). The ITC, which allows customers to save 30 percent on new solar installation costs, is set to begin decreasing to 10 percent value at the end of this year.

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More than 250 mayors nationwide sign letter calling for increased solar power

A bipartisan group of 252 U.S. mayors, representing every state and one territory, released a letter today through Environment America Research and Policy Center backing the use of solar energy. Elected officials who signed on resolved “to make solar energy a key element of our communities' energy plans,” according to the letter.

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New study: Solar power delivers much more than just clean energy

Americans benefit from solar panels in important ways that are often overlooked by policymakers, according to The True Value of Solar: Measuring The Benefits of Rooftop Solar Power, a new study released today by Environment America Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group.  States should assess all those benefits when determining their energy policies and incentives. 

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Statement: United States surpasses 2 million milestone for solar installations

The United States now boasts more than two million solar panel installations, according to data released today by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). While it took decades to reach one million in 2016, the next million took just three years.

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New report finds solar power more than doubled in most major U.S. cities over past six years

Over the past six years, solar energy capacity more than doubled in 45 of America’s 57 largest cities, according to a new study released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, is the sixth annual edition of the most comprehensive survey of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in major U.S. cities.

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Charleston ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Charleston ranked eighteenth nationwide and second among South Atlantic cities for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

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D.C. ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Washington, D.C. ranked fifteenth nationwide and first in the South Atlantic for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

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New study ranks Burlington the No. 4 solar city in the nation

Burlington ranked fourth nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

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