All posts from Aisha Abdelhamid

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Spain’s Citizen Petition: Don’t Tax the Sun! ¡NO al impuesto al SOL!

Originally published on In a great show of unified civil disapproval of Spain’s recently proposed “solar tax” law, over 188,000 citizens have signed an online petition against it in less than one week. Penalizing grid-connected solar installations of up to 15kW using battery storage systems, Spain’s new solar tax would be from €8.9 (US$10) […]

July 2nd

SolarCentury Launches “SunStation” Building-Integrated PV (BIPV) Solar System

Homeowners demanding more “curb appeal” for their rooftop solar installations will be interested in the elegant new Solarcentury building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) solar modules. Sunstation, a new BIPV solar roof system designed with an eye to aesthetics, is now available from Solarcentury and primed for mass marketing with favorable pricing to make it competitive with conventional post-construction […]

July 1st

Is Solar Power Right For Me? “WattPlan” Utilities App Offers Answers

Allowing customers to learn about and explore solar power options at their convenience, a new online application helps utility customers learn the answer to many solar power-related questions, including, “Is solar power right for me?” Newly launched by Clean Power Research, the new “WattPlan” online application engages users with highly personalized answers about solar power […]

June 29th

New York Launches Local Solar Energy Marketplace

Promoting solar adoption in New York State, EnergySage has launched a local solar energy marketplace. Presenting consumers with unbiased facts, the new local solar marketplace will facilitate comparison shopping when researching financing options and installers, and hunting for the lowest price quotes. Consumers using EnergySage local solar marketplace services have been shown to adopt solar […]

June 24th

SunEdison Launches Huge Solar Energy Expansion With Morgan Stanley

Partnering with Morgan Stanley to make tax equity financing available immediately, SunEdison is executing a major launch of an innovative power purchase agreement (PPA) product across seven states. With a newly expanded channel and sales platform, and through the recent acquisition of multiple residential power plants with SunEdison subsidiary TerraForm Power as the long-term asset […]

June 23rd

SunPower & Surfrider Now Sharing Rays & Waves

Originally published on Already dedicated to protecting oceans, waves, and beaches around the world, now Surfrider Foundation members can help mitigate global warming and reduce their carbon footprints by going solar through a new partnership with SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR). SunPower is offering a $500 Mail-In Rebate to Surfrider Foundation members and a $1,000 donation […]

June 18th

Qatar Entering the Solar Energy Era

Originally published on Sitting under a tent in the bright, clean sunshine of Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser listened intently as His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani shared an inspiration with her. It was early 1995, and together the noble couple conceived a plan for the post-carbon, cleantech future of […]

June 17th

Pakistan Solar Park Connects 100 MW To Grid

With the first phase of a 1 gigawatt (GW) solar PV park recently connected to the national grid of Pakistan, 100 MW of solar power capacity is now supplying the country with clean electricity. Not content to sit back and relax, phase two of Pakistan’s enterprising solar park is now underway. Established and owned by the […]

June 15th