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Roofing giant takes on Tesla to make solar roof shingles more affordable

“We’re part of the world’s largest roofing manufacturer. We have access to materials that typical solar companies don’t have access to,” said Martin DeBono, President of GAF Energy. “No one has ever specifically tried to make a solar product that … Continue reading

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Solar power advocates slam new California proposal to reduce subsidies

“California regulators on Monday proposed significant changes to the state’s solar incentive program in a move vehemently opposed by industry advocates. The new policy would reduce payments granted to solar customers for the excess power they generate — a policy known as … Continue reading

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Community solar programs set to provide more electricity

“We can have a cheaper, cleaner and more equitable system for everyone if we build smaller, local resources” community-solar-gardens-environment-energy

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Groups discreetly lobbying to block rooftop solar

Report Finds Groups Focusing on Restricting Florida Rooftop Solar Options

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Solar in Virginia

As policy impacts kick in, Virginia climbs into top five states for solar A solar array at Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, Virginia. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Creative Commons

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As policy impacts kick in, Virginia climbs into top five states for solar

The latest quarterly ranking of new solar capacity shows Virginia and the Carolinas in the Southeast leading the way on solar thanks in large part to recent policy victories. -Elizabeth McGowan

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Elon Musk says Tesla made ‘significant mistakes’ with solar roof project

Demand is high, he says, but so are costs

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Forced Labor in China Affects the Solar Industry

Kerry: US weighs sanctions on China solar over forced labor GAF Energy moves its solar manufacturing from Asia to the US U.S. solar industry unveils guidelines to free supply chain of forced labor

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Current News in Sustainable Roofing

Roofing Contractor’s Chris Gray talks with GAF Energy President Martin DeBono about the future of solar roofing. Read an article about ‘Blue Roofs’ from CBC. Blue roofs help mitigate flooding and damage from storm water.

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Broad coalition asks Congress to expand local rooftop and community solar power for all

A coalition of advocates representing civil rights, indigenous, environment, equity, rural and business organizations is calling on Congress to prioritize the equitable and just deployment of renewable energy through policies that support expanding local rooftop and community solar power for … Continue reading

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