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REC A Renewable energy credit is any tax credit offered by a local or federal taxation authority as an incentive for the installation and operation of renewable energy systems such as solar or wind power.
In the United States, as part of the new economic stimulus package, new renewable Energy Rebate Programs are in place. Residential and commercial customers may receive a lump sum cash rebate or, for larger systems, a five-year payback program from their local utility company. In addition, there is new 30% uncapped federal tax credit and state tax credits around 10%.

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings. Insight derived

Software-Driven Community Solar

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy published a report that projected the U.S. would add 11 GW of community solar by 2020. Policymakers, utilities, and the solar industry took notice of this huge customer base and addressable market. On the other hand, in May 2015 an industry report

Guest Editorial: Waste-to-Energy—The Lost Decades

Guest Editorial: Waste-to-Energy—The Lost Decades

It’s now 2015, two decades since a new waste-to-energy (WTE) facility was built and commissioned in the United States. (The last one was in Montgomery County, MD, in 1995.) This long period without new facility construction will come to an end in a few months when the West Palm Beach

Guest Commentary: Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Guest Commentary: Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings.

“Supersize IT”

“Supersize IT”

Even in an ailing economy, the data business is booming. Traffic on the Net streams in mega-torrents now, and the global appetite for smart phones and other mobile devices is insatiable (see Additional Content: ” Data Center Growth, by the Number s”). To handle it all, banks of servers customized

Branching Out With CHP

Branching Out With CHP

Energy efficiency and solid economics have made combined heat and power (CHP) technology an attractive choice for distributed energy projects, but the number of installations in North America have yet to reflect the technology’s value and potential. Realistically, the same is true on a worldwide basis, and, according to the

Systematic Management

Energy is one of our most important, costly resources and needs to be managed, believes Bob Zak, general manager and president of Powerit Solutions, Seattle, WA. “We are facing increasing rate schedules and costs, as well as an increasingly unstable energy market,” he says. “There’s a lot of risk; it’s

Guest Editorial: Made in the Shade

Guest Editorial: Made in the Shade

During President Barack Obama’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2009, he said, “We will harness the sun, and the winds, and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.” President Obama and the new administration believe that renewable energy is part of our nation’s successful future, possibly because

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