NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 14: THE BEST STATES FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR; WIND COSTS DROP AGAIN IN MICHIGAN; HUGE NEW ENERGY POTENTIAL IN TEXAS

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  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    QUICK NEWS, August 14: THE BEST STATES FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR; WIND COSTS DROP AGAIN IN MICHIGAN; HUGE NEW ENERGY POTENTIAL IN TEXAS

    THE BEST STATES FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR The Best States for Residential Solar Energy

    Laura Zulliger, August 5, 2013 (NerdWallet)

    “…We sought to combine the most recent and accurate data available to give homeowners a comprehensive look at key factors to consider when pondering the switch. We then compiled and quantified this key information as a guide for gauging [states’] solar advantages…[W]we analyzed four important factors that every homeowner should weigh when considering solar…electricity bills…economic incentives…sun…[and] state capacity…” click here for more

    WIND COSTS DROP AGAIN IN MICHIGAN In Michigan, renewables costing utilities less than expected

    Dan Huagen, August 8, 2013 (Midwest energy News)

    "Consumers Energy encountered two surprises this year after it fast-tracked a Michigan wind farm project to take advantage of expiring federal tax credits…One, the project will cost less than the utility thought it would to build, and two, technology advances mean each turbine will produce more power than previously projected…Citing those improved economics, Consumers Energy proposed last week to eliminate a surcharge on customers’ bills that was designed to cover the cost of complying with Michigan’s renewable electricity standard…” click here for more

    HUGE NEW ENERGY POTENTIAL IN TEXAS Richardson: Texas could take the lead on climate change

    Emily Pickrell, August 8, 2013 (Houston Chronicle)

    “Houston is well-positioned to be the nation’s leader in a much-needed renewable energy future, former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson told a group of officials and business leaders…in an effort to highlight the need for greater investment in renewable energy…Texas led the country in new wind capacity last year,..Solar power is less developed in Texas, but it had the largest rate of growth last year…Richardson praised the City of Houston for promoting renewable energy through its own purchasing decisions…” click here for more

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