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Inc 5000 Award

Standard Solar has been named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for four consecutive years by Inc. Magazine.

NABCEP - National American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

To ensure the highest level of expertise to our customers, Standard Solar projects are managed by NABCEP certified professionals every step of the way.

Green Business Certification Program - Montgomery County, MD

Standard Solar is a Montgomery County Certified Green Business. We are committed to reducing our waste, recycling and reusing materials and promoting other sustainability practices throughout all areas of the business.

Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids

U.S. to impose tariffs on solar panels from China

Ratcheting up the battle over a vital energy industry, the U.S. Commerce Department decided to impose tariffs on solar panels imported from China after concluding that manufacturers there received illegal government subsidies.

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Solar panels from China to face new U.S. tariffs

In a significant decision involving one of the world’s most sought-after industries, the U.S. is gearing up to impose duties on imports of Chinese solar panels after finding evidence that China’s government provided illegal subsidies to its export manufacturers.

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U.S. Commerce Imposes Tariffs on Chinese Solar Firms

In a highly anticipated announcement that came Tuesday, the Department of Commerce has imposed tariffs in a case that has underscored deep divisions within the American solar industry.

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Competition Heats Up Among States for Clean Tech Dollars

Even as tax credits and funding from Washington dry up, U.S. states remain in a fierce competition for clean energy funding, especially from venture capitalists.

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The Payoff for Sustainability

Ian Smith of Standard Solar is 6'4", and yet he manages to squeeze his angular frame through a small bedroom window and onto our roof, the better to assess the potential for a solar installation on our Mt. Labanon house.

Read the Mt. Lebanon Magazine article here.

Town Looks to the Sun to Power Utility

Rob Busler of Standard Solar, at the Monday town council meeting, described the benefits of a solar power installation at the wastewater plant.

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Standard Energy Solutions Earns Angie`s List Super Service Award

Standard Energy Solutions, the energy efficiency division of Standard Solar, Inc. specializing in energy audits and home energy improvements, has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor bestowed annually on approximately 5 percent of all the businesses rated on the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service and health providers.Read the article here.

New Solar-Energy System Generating Power at W&L

Virginia's largest solar-energy system is now up and running at Washington and Lee University, and visitors to the University's website can watch it working in real time.

Read the Washington and Lee University article here.

How You Can Store Electricity Rather Than Sell It

Recently introduced government Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) have proved to be a great success and offer golf clubs a fabulous opportunity to reduce their electricity costs. Two of the most popular types of payment have been for the installation of wind turbines and photovoltaic panels. 


Read the GolfClubManagement article here.

Insight: More solar firms set to burn up as prices sink

Only four years ago, hundreds of start-ups optimistically built factories and churned out solar panels to meet rising demand. Now, closures and failure loom for many.

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