All eyes are on the Senate as the most transformative climate bill in US history is considered. More than 100 California cities and county government leaders call on CPUC to reject new solar feesSacramento, California As the California Public Utilities Commission continues to deliberate on NEM 3.0, city and countyRead More →

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif tweeted that the coalition government would soon unveil a comprehensive solar policy. These columns have defended him since the beginning of this journal. Due to a poor track record and dependence on donors, political announcements in Pakistan are taken with a grain of salt. Hopefully it’sRead More →

ISLAMABAD: The government plans to unveil a comprehensive national solar policy to provide low-cost, environmentally friendly electricity to the general public on August 1. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif made the decision while chairing a high-level energy task force meeting to address the country’s energy shortage issues. The National Solar PolicyRead More →

For the editor: Planning commissions (PCs) in other Virginia counties are refusing utility-scale solar installations such as Dominion’s proposed Pineside Solar. The denials come from counties that had previously approved them. They say “no”. There must be something they learned. Mecklenberg County PC and Page County PC have recently turnedRead More →

Rhode Island officially has the most aggressive renewable energy plan in the country thanks to a new law. Illinois Rule Changes Will Simplify Solar + Storage InterconnectionSpringfield, Ill. The Illinois Commerce Commission recently revised state rules regarding how solar and other DERs connect to the distribution grid. The changes willRead More →

Jaipur: The Department of Energy has withdrawn the electricity tax exemption granted to consumers of captive solar projects. The duty was waived in the 2019 solar policy. Last year, some generators affiliated with the Rajasthan Solar Association had appealed to the High Court of Rajasthan against the obligation imposed byRead More →

Missouri advocates are urging the governor to sign a bill that would allow more HOA residents to go solar. Hundreds of environmental groups call for inquiry into electricity industrywashington d.c. More than 230 consumer, environmental and public interest groups have filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission asking theRead More →

The California Air Resources Board has identified rooftop solar as a key to California’s carbon neutrality, but the proposed legislation significantly reduces the value of rooftop solar in the state. May 16, 2022 ryan kennedy California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulators issued a Detailed report outlining the state’s path toRead More →

NEW DELHI: The Dialogue and Development Commission (SDC) on Thursday launched a consultative process to frame the city’s new solar policy “to make Delhi a national and global leader in the adoption of rooftop solar energy “. The previous policy, which contained detailed guidelines on installing rooftop solar power plantsRead More →

New Delhi: The Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC Delhi), in collaboration with RMI India, co-organized the “Delhi National Solar Policy Consultation” on Friday to frame the new Delhi Solar Policy. The consultation resulted in recommendations such as RTS installation mandates, streamlining net metering processes, BTM storage, improving access toRead More →

The Delhi government on Thursday held a nationwide consultation for stakeholders to discuss to frame the city’s solar policy, according to an official statement. Delhi’s Energy Minister, Satyendar Jain, said the policy consultations, held regularly by the city government, garnered valuable feedback from stakeholders to formulate an effective and robustRead More →

Two years ago, Rhode Island became the first state in the nation to set a goal of meeting 100 percent of its electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030. Rhode Island’s Office of Energy Resources has conducted an economic and energy market analysis, and developed a policy and plant toRead More →

In a bid to boost green energy and promote rooftop solar power plants in Delhi, the Dialogue and Development Commission (SDC) on Friday signed a partnership with RMI to develop a new Delhi Solar Policy. A national consultation on the framework will take place on May 12. The partnership, signedRead More →

Washington State is working to make community solar energy more accessible to low-income populations through new grants. Governor Inslee signs bill to fund $100 million for community solar power in WashingtonOlympia, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill creating a new low-income community solar program in WashingtonRead More →

Solar panel manufacturing is back in the spotlight as another anti-dumping investigation begins and domestic manufacturing legislation remains in purgatory. Oregon Department of Transportation file photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oregondot/ Net metering compromise in North Carolina is now up for debateRaleigh, North Carolina An agreement between solar energy advocacy groups and Duke EnergyRead More →

Connecticut’s new energy storage program offers upfront incentives for residential and commercial customers. R Boed New bill would require large California counties to use instant online solar permitsSacramento, California California Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill that would require instant online solar licensing in counties with populationsRead More →

By Bill Walton Please Gavin, Bill Walton here, with a request that you reject the recent policy decision of the California Public Utilities Commission regarding the future economics of solar energy. This “problem” is now on your desktop, and we are waiting for action. This “problem” and its ridiculous proposedRead More →

California’s solar industry is working hard to defeat the utility commission’s proposed successor net metering program. Illinois Can Expect Solar Boom With Adjustable Blocks Program ReopenedChicago, Illinois New study found that Illinois’ recently passed climate and employment equity law is expected to result in 250 MW of community solar powerRead More →

About two dozen townspeople gathered Wednesday afternoon to hear an update on the solar bylaws committee’s progress and share their thoughts on the matter. A Solar Bylaws Committee was created following a vote at the Spring 2021 Town Assembly and is responsible for revising the bylaws that govern solar projectsRead More →

All eyes are on the Senate as it debates the Build Back Better Act, which is packed with provisions relating to the solar industry. Build Back Better Act progresseswashington d.c. The House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act in November, which contains numerous provisions to help develop allRead More →

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy has filed an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) that will align compensation for solar adopters with utility system benefits and create long-term stability for the residential solar industry by North Carolina. See deposit. The net metering agreementRead More →

CHARLOTTE, NC – Duke Energy has filed an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) that will align solar user compensation with the benefits of the utility system and create long-term stability for the residential solar industry by North Carolina. See deposit. The net metering agreement was developed byRead More →

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, November 30, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Duke Energy has filed an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) that will align compensation for solar energy users with the benefits of the utility system and create long-term stability for the solar industry residential in North Carolina.Read More →

Ohio Republicans sponsored a bill that would allow community solar power in the state, with special exclusions for brownfields. California lawmakers call for community solar supply in new net metering planSacramento, California California lawmakers are asking the utilities commission to establish a program that pays community solar subscribers based onRead More →

Community solar is open to businesses in the small state of Delaware. Credit: Ken Lund House Democrats call for increased solar incentives in budget packageWashington DC A handful of Democrats are working to include a new production tax credit for solar projects in the budget reconciliation package currently being debatedRead More →

An appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit arguing that the Jacksonville municipal utility violated state law by amending a program that provides credits to customers who generate electricity from solar panels on the roof. A three-judge panel from the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that the nonprofit SolarRead More →

California recently became the first state in the country to require solar and storage facilities on new commercial buildings. Biden administration reveals possible intention to expand ITC in new briefingWashington DC President Joe Biden and the US Department of Energy have released a briefing note on solar energy research, deploymentRead More →

Chicago HOA members considering solar power may now have an easier path thanks to the new legislation. Ohio governor gives local authorities more leverage over solar project site selectionColumbus, Ohio Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill in July that gives local authorities the ability to reject solar and windRead More →

New Mexico may soon open up to community solar businesses if the governor signs a new bill. Biden’s infrastructure plan includes 10-year extension and phase-out of direct-pay ITCWashington DC President Joe Biden rolled out his highly anticipated infrastructure package, the American Jobs Plan, at the end of March. The planRead More →

Ipsun Solar Residential solar contractors face many obstacles during the process from sale to installation, whether they are tire issues, financing issues or logistical delays. Working with a client who lives in a Homeowners Association (HOA) subdivision could cost installers significantly more time and money. In the worst case, itRead More →

The fate of Illinois solar growth is in the hands of the legislature after the state ran out of incentives for renewable energy. Solar ITC extended to 26% for two more yearsWashington DC Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Extended in $ 1.4 Trillion Federal Spending Program sign by President DonaldRead More →

AHMEDABAD: The government of Gujarat on Tuesday launched a new solar policy to ensure clean energy. The new policy, according to the government, will reduce dependence on conventional coal-based power generation and help the MSME industry with its production costs. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced Gujarat’s Solar Energy Policy 2021Read More →

the government of gujarat announced the new “Gujarat Solar Energy Policy 2021” with incentives for residential, commercial and industrial rooftop solar developers. The policy will be valid until December 31, 2025. Under the new policy, residential, commercial and industrial consumers and third party projects will be eligible to sell electricityRead More →

Nevada’s constitution was formally amended to include a mandate for utilities to source 50% renewable energy by 2050. Nevada Voters Officially Approve New Renewable Energy StandardCarson City, Nevada Nevada’s Question 3 Constitutional Amendment has been approved by voters for the second and final time to become law, according to Law360.com.Read More →

US policymakers are struggling to keep pace with soaring solar markets. Undefined delays. Application systems pending. Accusations of unscrupulous developers “playing with the system”. These are some of the pitfalls that US policymakers hope to avoid when designing an effective program to encourage the use of solar energy. But asRead More →

The Governor of New Mexico has reinstated solar tax credits for homes and businesses. Study Finds Vermont Won’t Hit Solar Goal on Current TrajectoryMontpelier, Vermont A recent report by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation found that solar energy progress in the state has steadily declined over the past three yearsRead More →

California has taken another step in climate leadership with its commitment to 100% clean energy. A guide to recent legislation and research around the country. California is going 100% greenSacramento, California Governor Brown signed a bill in mid-September to accelerate California’s transition to a clean power grid. The new lawRead More →

According to GTM Research, China’s recently announced changes to national solar policies will have significant impacts on the global PV market and likely the first contraction in global PV demand since before 2000. The country’s National Energy Administration, National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance have issued newRead More →

Solar energy advocates from the state and nation today thanked the leadership of lawmakers for approving bills to advance New Jersey’s clean energy economy. Assemblyman John McKeon’s A3723 was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Senator Bob Smith’s S2314 was passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The complementary billsRead More →

According to a new study from Stanford, the booming solar energy industry could only make a significant contribution to curbing climate change if governments and the private sector tackled it more economically and efficiently. Stanford solar researchers recommend that the United States and China work more closely together, with eachRead More →

The disagreement over how to fairly compensate distributed solar generators for the electricity they produce has just become a little more heated. the Solar Choice Alliance (TASC), a downstream solar advocacy group whose members include SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sungevity, Sunrun and Verengo, just sent out a statement revealing that theRead More →