The third quarter saw 449 MW of new solar capacity installed in the U.S., but the industry says the boom may falter if a key tax provision isn’t extended.
The solar industry lassos a coalition of clean-energy developers to try to convince Washington to extend 1603, the grant program due to expire at year’s end.
Despite weeks of bad Solyndra-related PR, solar power and even government support for it remains strong, according to a new poll from the industry.
The Solar Energy Industries Association says 37,000 additional jobs would be created in 2012 if Congress extends the 1603 Treasury Program.
SunRun is expanding into Maryland with its service that tries to make rooftop systems more accessible by decreasing upfront costs to homeowners.
The renewable-energy industry wins a one-year extension of a key federal grant program and gets ready to fight the battle again for 2012 and beyond.
GE says its Financial Services united reached a goal of doubling its clean-energy portfolio from $3 billion in 2008 to $6 billion today.
As Washington scrambles to set tax policy, groups representing clean-energy businesses are lobbying hard for extensions of their subsidies.
The American Wind Energy Association says a failure to extend a renewable energy grant program will result in the loss of “tens of thousands of jobs.”