SOLAR: • Federal Appeals Court Finds Arizona Salt River Project Utility Liable for Violating Antitrust Laws by charging rooftop solar customers with higher energy ratesa decision that supporters call a “game changer” for the promotion of clean energy. (A-Z Capitol Times)• Stakeholders remain deeply divided on California regulators’ proposal toRead 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 →

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is proposing major changes to the state’s self-generation incentive program for rooftop solar. Customers who have invested in producing solar power in their homes and advocates are taking a stand against the regulators’ plan. The CPUC said in a Dec. 13 press release thatRead More →

Solar energy, like bitcoin, can be an effective tool in protecting against bad government systems – and they even work together. The dominant Bitcoin narrative in 2021 has focused a lot on the ‘E’ or ‘environmental’ aspect of ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) and Bitcoin. One point that hasn’tRead 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, 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 →

There are two important deadlines looming for anyone considering installing solar panels on their home or business in Indiana. The first deadline for consumers who are supplied with electricity by a utility owned by investors like American Electric Power / Indiana & Michigan or Duke is June 30, 2022. SB309.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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →