Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-seeks-save-solar-rebates <p>The Missouri Coalition for the Environment and several solar panel companies have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Public Service Commission in an effort to keep the state’s solar rebate program alive.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:08:36 +0000 Maria Altman 37522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit Seeks To Save Solar Rebates Loss Of Rebate Clouds Missouri's Solar Industry http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/loss-rebate-clouds-missouris-solar-industry <p>Those in Missouri’s solar industry are losing their sunny outlook.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A combination of lower solar equipment costs, a federal tax incentive, and an attractive state-mandated rebate pushed sales through the roof in 2013. The solar industry <a href="http://adminmoseia.hypermart.net/uploads/Solar%20Jobs%20for%20Missouri%20v2.pdf" target="_blank">reported</a> an additional 1,700 jobs in the state.</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:46:15 +0000 Maria Altman 34543 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Loss Of Rebate Clouds Missouri's Solar Industry Mo. solar energy companies call to extend federal renewable energy tax grant http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-solar-energy-companies-call-extend-federal-renewable-energy-tax-grant <p>Missouri solar energy companies are calling for Congress to extend a federal tax grant for renewable energy.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/recovery/Pages/1603.aspx">1603 Treasury Program</a> lets solar, wind, and other renewable energy developers take an existing 30 percent tax credit as a cash grant, instead.<br /><br />The executive director of the <a href="http://www.moseia.org/">Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association</a>, Heidi Schoen, says the tax grant program has driven investment in renewable energy projects nationwide.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:50:05 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. solar energy companies call to extend federal renewable energy tax grant