Solar energy is definitely taking off and now researchers may have come up with the absolute best way to generate cheap solar power by installing solar panels in public parking lots. [pmc-related-link href= https://bgr.com/2014/07/09/solar-vs-coal-power/ ; type=RELATED: target=_blank]Rooftop solar power is making coal obsolete in Australia[/pmc-related-link] The Washington Post reports that solar power proponents are increasingly turning their eyes toward Americas parking lots as the perfect locations for mass solar panel installations. The reasons for this are easy to understand: Parking lots taking up huge chunks of our landscape and absorb a ton of heat in hot weather. Why not put them to good use by installing solar panels over them? The one big issue, the Post says, is that such solar panel installations are very expensive right now, much more expensive than your typical rooftop installation. Its the most expensive type of system to build, TruSolars Chase Weir, who rates financial risk for solar projects for a living, tells the Post. A lot more engineering, a whole lot more steel, more labor, and therefore, its a relatively small percentage [of solar power] but it is growing, and the cost to install a solar canopy today is less than the cost to install a rooftop just a few years ago. Even so, the potential is dazzling.
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Solar power on the rise in Georgia

Those solar customers are credited at the full retail rate for electricity they deliver to the grid, though reforms are pending that would rein in the incentives. Under the new solar programs, utility customers who opt in may pay more than they would otherwise for electricity, a spokeswoman for the state utilities commission said. Amber Albrecht of San Diego Gas & Electric said that the price is going to be based on the cost of the solar energy project, which could be a higher energy rate. She said rates could benefit from economies of scale as more customers join. A representative for SunEdison, a major U.S. solar provider with headquarters in Belmont, predicted low participation in the program and a failed market.
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Lafayette Solar Power Expert Joule Solar Energy Says 2015 Tax Credits Available – Yahoo Finance

(WJCL) In an effort to go green, more and more businesses and residents are turning to solar power. A report released Thursday by Environment Georgia finds solar power has grown 294 percent in recent years. And they believe the Georgia can get to 15 percent use by 2030.
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Renters get chance at solar power in California | UTSanDiego.com

Joule urges homeowners who are considering solar energy to act before the credits are reduced or eliminated altogether. Comprised of certified and award winning employees – including two times as many solar professionals certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners as any other company in Louisiana – Joule Solar Energy was designated a Top 50 solar installer in the country by Solar Power World Magazine and a Top 5 growing company in Louisiana by Inc. Magazine.
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