Post Tagged with: "net metering"

Texas solar deal: Provider offers rebate for installing SunPower system, net meter credit

Texas solar deal: Provider offers rebate for installing SunPower system, net meter credit

September 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Texas electricity provider TXU Energy is issuing a limited-time instant rebate for residential consumers who purchase SunPower rooftop solar systems through the company. At the same time, TXU Energy unveiled a new plan that increases the credit customers get for the electricity that their solar systems generate but they don’tRead More

California regulators say they deny all legal challenges to their net metering rules

California regulators say they deny all legal challenges to their net metering rules

September 29, 2016 at 10:47 am 1 comment

All states seem to have a problem with net metering except the one that has the biggest and best solar industry going — California. This commitment continues after the California Public Utilities Commission approved a resolution to deny all legal challenges to recently adopted net metering rules for solar customers.Read More

Maine PUC proposes rule to phase out net-metering

Maine PUC proposes rule to phase out net-metering

September 21, 2016 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

The ups and downs of Maine’s solar industry continue after its Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed rule that would make several changes to Chapter 313 concerning net metering. Under the Commission’s current rule, generation from a customer’s generating facility may be used as a kWh credit (currently energy plus transmissionRead More

Nevada makes good, grandfathers early rooftop solar adopters

Nevada makes good, grandfathers early rooftop solar adopters

September 19, 2016 at 8:22 am Comments are Disabled

When the state of Nevada decided to lower its net metering rate last year, the solar industry was understandably unhappy, but the biggest uproar was over the decision to retroactively alter the rates of early adopters, who installed solar (at the government’s encouraging) under the premise of a different rateRead More

Open letter (and petition) urges for change in SEIA’s board of director governance

Open letter (and petition) urges for change in SEIA’s board of director governance

September 9, 2016 at 8:18 am 1 comment

Two prominent voices for renewable energy have circulated an open letter to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a petition to try and change the structure of SEIA’s board of directors in order to achieve a better balance between distributed generation and utility-scale proponents when setting the direction of the advocacyRead More

Progressive rate settlement filed in Colorado – is this the grid model we’ve been looking for?

Progressive rate settlement filed in Colorado – is this the grid model we’ve been looking for?

August 16, 2016 at 9:42 am 2 comments

Across the country, the solar industry is often depicted as being in “battle” with utilities due to the often contentious arguments that take place between the two sides – utilities looking for what they feel is fair compensation for the grid services they provide; solar adopters and installers looking for theRead More

Arizona regulators reject request to end net metering (but the issue isn’t settled)

Arizona regulators reject request to end net metering (but the issue isn’t settled)

August 16, 2016 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

Arizona’s solar industry won a victory last week, but how big of a victory remains to be seen. First, the good news: The Arizona Corporate Commission rejected a request from UniSource Energy Services to get rid of net metering and impose demand charges on new residential solar customers. Following thisRead More

Nevada Supreme Court decides against voting referendum to restore net metering

Nevada Supreme Court decides against voting referendum to restore net metering

August 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Nevada decides yet again to remove power from the people. The state Supreme Court has decided against a referendum for the upcoming election that would have let people vote on whether or not to restore net metering rates. The decision was based on the description required to explain the effectRead More

U.S. solar policy update: 42 states take action (24 involving net metering)

U.S. solar policy update: 42 states take action (24 involving net metering)

August 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm 2 comments

Solar is a hot topic around the country as regulators, legislators and utilities all try and figure out the best way to approach this new, disruptive industry. Nearly every state in the union took some solar policy action in Q2 2016 — 42 states and the District of Columbia, toRead More

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Will Nevada revive its net metering rates? (or at least grandfather customers in?)

August 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

The residential solar industry in Nevada was buried earlier this year when the state’s regulators reduced the retail remuneration rate paid to net metering customers and also created a separate customer class for residential and small-scale solar. There was an increase in fixed charges as well as a decrease inRead More