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What the home building community thinks about the California solar mandate

Posted by   /  June 19, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

  Builder A good piece from Solar Power World reports on the difficulties builders will face once California’s solar mandate takes effect. It includes interviews with executives from CBIA and Lennar Corp. illustrating the differences in strategy between smaller builders and the big publics. The new home building industry will have to make some major adjustments once the California […]

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Residential solar storage projects come to Arizona

Posted by   /  June 13, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

AZBigMedia After successfully completing beta testing, with 400 Phazr battery installations in APS and SRP territories, JLM Energy, an energy technology company, is partnering with N.E.R.D. Power on residential solar storage projects in Arizona. JLM’s earlier installations focused on performance testing including successful performance in extreme summer heat. Phazr is an innovative distributed energy storage platform. […]

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Alternative solar systems for houses of the future

Posted by   /  May 21, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Following California’s new mandate requiring solar-powered systems for residential construction, Blaine Brownell highlights technologies likely to get a bump. By Blaine Brownell | Builder This article originally appeared on BUILDER sister site ARCHITECT. Renewable energy recently got an unprecedented boost. On May 9, the California Energy Commission (CEC) voted unanimously to require all new homes to be solar-powered. Effective Jan. […]

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Short-term costs for long term savings

Posted by   /  May 21, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Director of Rose Law Group renewable energy department, Court Rich, talks about whether California’s new solar requirement for new homes could work in Arizona — in the Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Report notices. Login to the Yellow Sheet Report to read on: 

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[OPINION] In defense of requiring solar on all new homes

Posted by   /  May 16, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

By Court Rich | Senior Partner/Director Rose Law Group Renewable Energy Dept. Last Wednesday, the California Energy Commission implemented a requirement that all new homes constructed after January 1, 2020, include rooftop solar. This requirement builds upon previous state codes that, like many jurisdictions across the country, already required every new home to have a […]

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What would happen if Arizona required solar power for all new homes?

Posted by   /  May 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo and Catherine Reagor | The Republic The California Energy Commission this week required all new homes built in that state to have rooftop solar starting in 2020. The bold new requirement raises an interesting question for the Golden State’s sun-drenched neighbor: What would happen if Arizona enacted such a policy? Some new housing developments […]

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California makes history: All new homes to have solar panels starting in 2020

Posted by   /  May 10, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  1 Comment

Solar Builder How’s this for a solar shot in the arm: California has approved a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted today to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working […]

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Solar advocates appear to have bounced 2 incumbents off SRP board

Posted by   /  April 5, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  1 Comment

Now all non-acreage-based board seats are filled by renewable-energy advocates By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Two solar advocates won seats on the Salt River Project board of directors Tuesday by unseating long-serving incumbents, according to preliminary election results. The results mean that now four of the 14 board members were elected on a campaign […]

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New solar deal moves us ahead of schedule in creating a cleaner cloud

Posted by   /  March 28, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Brad Smith – President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless they contain errors of fact.) Two years ago, we set out to increase our use of renewable energy to power the datacenters and operations that support our growing cloud. Our goal was to use 50 percent renewable […]

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SRP threatens solar candidates over trademark

Posted by   /  March 16, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  1 Comment

‘That is some brazen governmental hypocrisy on display,’ said Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner, and director of the Renewable Energy Department Five candidates who want Salt River Project to use more solar energy received four cease-and-desist letters from SRP attorneys, reports Ryan Randazzo of The Arizona Republic. Calling it “SRP Clean Energy,” the […]

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