Solar@Work June 12, 2014

SOLAR 2014

Architects: Earn AIA Learning Units in San Francisco, July 6-10

The American Solar Energy Society is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the American Institute of Architects, and will provide continuing education credits at the 43rd National Solar Conference (SOLAR 2014), in San Francisco, July 6-10.

The Passive Solar track offers up to 13.5 Learning Units to AIA members. Learning Units have been designated as Health, Safety & Welfare (HSW/LU).

To learn more about SOLAR 2014, and to register, visit

NADB Loans $40 Million for 40MW Texas Project

The North American Development Bank (NADB) and OCI Solar Power LLC, signed a $40 million loan agreement for the construction of the Alamo 4 Solar Park in Brackettville, Texas. The power  will be purchased by CPS Energy of San Antonio. More

SEIA Elects New Board Chairman, Vice Chairman

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that Nat Kreamer, president and CEO of Clean Power Finance, is the new chairman of the board. Tom Starrs, vice president of market strategy and policy for SunPower, will serve as vice chairman. More

CO2 Allowances Sold for $5.02 in 24th RGGI Auction

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the nation’s first market-based regulatory program to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, announced record results for their 24th auction of CO2 allowances. 18,062,384 CO2 allowances were sold at the auction at a clearing price of $5.02. More

Financing Publication Available through SEE Action Network

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action) has published “Financing Energy Improvements on Utility Bills: Market Updates and Key Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators,” describing the historical evolution of on-bill programs. It draws on data collected from 30 on-bill programs to review and analyze key trends. More

NREL Finds Extra Value with Concentrated Solar Power

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory reports that CSP projects add additional value of 5 or 6 cents per kilowatt hour to utility-scale solar energy in California. More

LADWP Signs for 300 MW of New Projects

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed multiple agreements for a large 250 megawatt (MW) solar array in Kern County and 50 MW of solar power within the city. More

SolarCity and REC Group Sign 100 Megawatt OEM Supply Agreement 

SolarCity will purchase a minimum of 100 MW and up to 240 MW of REC’s Peak Energy solar panels during a 12 month period beginning in Q4 2014. More

NRDC: EPA Carbon Emissions Rules to Create 274,000 Jobs
The first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs, a Natural Resources Defense Council analysis shows. More

ASES Membership/Renewal Discount Offer
To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, the American Solar Energy Society offers discounts on membership upgrades and renewals, through July 10. More



MREA Energy Fair
Custer, Wisc., June 20-22

PV America


Boston, June 23-25

CSP Today Energy Storage Conference

San Diego, June 25-26

San Francisco, July 6-10

Nationwide, October 3-5

SOLAR 2014 partners with Intersolar NA

National Solar Conference heads to San Francisco, July 6-10

The American Solar Energy Society will hold its National Solar Conference (SOLAR 2014) in conjunction with the Intersolar North America exhibition and conference, in San Francisco July 6 to 10.

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