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Bill for consumer solar rights in California rolls on (meanwhile, Sacramento utility proposes ‘grid access fee’)

Bill for consumer solar rights in California rolls on (meanwhile, Sacramento utility proposes ‘grid access fee’)

April 15, 2019 at 10:04 am 3 comments

  California consumers and clean energy supporters applauded the passage of SB 288 through its first critical hurdle in the Senate Energy Committee last week. Authored by the bipartisan team of Sen. Scott Wiener (D-SF) and Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Red Bluff), along with several other legislative co-authors, SB 288 wouldRead More

Reasonable and revolutionary: We look at the Solar Bill of Rights proposed in California

Reasonable and revolutionary: We look at the Solar Bill of Rights proposed in California

February 28, 2019 at 9:00 am 0 comments

“Collaborate with the Independent System Operator” is a great phrase, one that should be heard more often in regards to a utility’s interaction with customers generating and/or storing their own renewable energy. It is a phrase you can find expertly woven into the Solar Bill of Rights, a bipartisan proposalRead More

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

January 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

California has just taken a major step forward in bringing clean local energy online. The Clean Coalition played a major role in this progress as a leading advocate for streamlining the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) to the electric grid. On Dec. 28, 2018, California’s major utilities, Pacific GasRead More

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

SepiSolar says California’s NEM policy revision paves the way for larger solar systems, quicker interconnection

December 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A new SepiSolar white paper reveals the financial benefits of a pending revision to California’s net energy metering (NEM) policy. When finalized, commercial DC-coupled solar-plus-storage installations will not only be able to benefit from NEM, but will also be able to increase solar system size, reduce installation and permitting costs,Read More

California Building Standards Commission makes it official: New homes will have solar starting in 2020

California Building Standards Commission makes it official: New homes will have solar starting in 2020

December 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Making it official, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) unanimously confirmed the new standards that require solar on new homes in California starting in 2020. This final regulatory vote confirms that the California Energy Commission (CEC) followed the correct process in developing the new rules established in May, making CaliforniaRead More

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

November 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, launched a new fixed rate solar lease plan to expand its options for homeebuyers and builders ahead of California’s 2020 solar mandate. Initially available in select markets in California, the new solar plan allows new customers to install solar panels for no moneyRead More

California passes roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045: Boosts to storage, multi-family PV

California passes roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045: Boosts to storage, multi-family PV

August 31, 2018 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

California is changing the renewable energy game yet again, sending a series of bills to the governor’s desk that will drive energy storage adoption, multi-family installs and get California to be 100 percent renewable by 2045. SB 700 For years now Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California SolarRead More

Solar workers rally at California state house to support self-generation incentives

Solar workers rally at California state house to support self-generation incentives

August 20, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry in California is rallying behind Senate Bill 700 to replenish incentives for residential and commercial energy storage systems and get ahead of the Time-of-Use rates that will hit consumer energy bills in 2019. “We’ve come out by the hundreds from all over the state to speak directlyRead More

Senate Bill to transition California to 100 percent clean energy moves to full assembly

Senate Bill to transition California to 100 percent clean energy moves to full assembly

July 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Advancing to full assembly late last week in California was Senate Bill 100, historic legislation to transition California to 100% clean electricity by 2045, sending it to the full Assembly for a vote. Earlier in the day, advocates delivered more than 38,000 messages and signatures in support of the legislationRead More

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

June 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Right on cue after our Install Inequality feature this week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantagedRead More