Community Solar News and Projects

Monolith Solar Named Top Solar Contractor

written by monolith solar, July 24, 2018

More than 10,600 megawatts of solar power were installed last year in the United States, and local installer Monolith Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry. Monolith achieved a rank of 85 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine’s 2018 Top Solar Contractors list (#4 in NY!).

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Spotlighting Women in Solar

written by monolith solar, July 20, 2018

Monolith Solar will be hosting Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) from the New York – Capital Region chapter on July 30 for an afternoon of education, conversation, and celebration.

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Solar Shines on Self Storage

written by monolith solar, June 8, 2018

On June 7th, Monolith Solar joined members of the New York Self Storage Association (NYSSA) as they convened at Belhurst Castle overlooking the beautiful Lake Seneca in Geneva, NY for their annual luncheon. The event was a chance for industry stakeholders to meet and discuss changes in the market as well as to share tricks of the trade. Other speakers covered new policies, best practices for legal documentation, and sales and communications techniques. When it was Monolith’s turn to present, we brought something unique to the table.

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Farm-Friendly Solar

written by monolith solar, May 30, 2018

At long last, summer weather has arrived in the Northeast! Our first 90-degree day came earlier than expected but will soon be followed by other telltale signs of summer: awkward tan lines, buzzing bees, and farm stands overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. The sun is, of course, the source of all this bounty. Increasingly, it’s also a direct source of our nation’s electric supply, which is helping farmers, their communities, and their pollinators in surprising ways.

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2018 NY Solar Policy Summit Highlights

written by monolith solar, May 17, 2018

On May 14th, solar industry professionals from across New York State and beyond descended on Albany to attend the NYSEIA Policy Summit. The New York Solar Energy Industry Association’s annual event drew its largest crowd ever as developers, installers, and financiers react to NY’s recent policy changes. Most pressing on everyone’s mind was VDER, or the Value of Distributed Energy Resources tariff, as well as interconnection, permitting, and tax questions. NYSERDA President Alicia Barton, NY-Sun Director David Sandbank & Deputy Director Houtan Moaveni, and NYS Assembly Energy Committee Chair Michael Cusick were each in attendance to congratulate the industry’s rapid success to date and to sketch a roadmap for the next decade.

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