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 →

LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 19, 2022– 8minute Solar Energy (“8minute”) today announced the closing of a $400 million financing from EIG, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. The financing agreement includes a portion of growth capital and a letter of credit. R. BlairRead More →

LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–8minute Solar Energy (“8minute”) today announced the closing of a $400 million financing from EIG, a leading institutional investor in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. The financing agreement includes a portion of growth capital and a letter of credit. R. Blair Thomas, Chairman andRead 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →