Post Tagged with: "regulations"

Solar industry rallies in Colorado to fight Xcel Energy rate proposals

Solar industry rallies in Colorado to fight Xcel Energy rate proposals

June 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Xcel Energy, a utility in Colorado, has proposed increasing fixed charges for all customers while reducing charges on energy used. Xcel also plans to introduce demand charges for residential customers, which up until now have only applied to large commercial and industrial customers. Like similar proposals brought about by otherRead More

New York solar boost on the way after PUC approves new regs

New York solar boost on the way after PUC approves new regs

March 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The New York State Public Service Commission announced new regulations making it faster and easier for solar energy, microgrids and other distributed generation projects to connect to the electric grid and advance the development of renewable power under the state’s new Clean Energy Standard. This action is in line with several other initiativesRead More

How big is the ITC extension? How about 54% install increase through 2020

How big is the ITC extension? How about 54% install increase through 2020

December 17, 2015 at 9:38 am 3 comments

As the solar industry eagerly awaits the outcome of the omnibus spending bill that includes a five-year extension to the solar investment tax credit (ITC), there is not much left to do other than speculate, which is what the folks at GTM Research are doing. According to their analysts, thisRead More

Distributed generation fee struck down in Wisconsin

Distributed generation fee struck down in Wisconsin

November 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm 2 comments

The Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin struck down discriminatory charges on solar customers in a verbal ruling delivered by Judge Peter Anderson. The ruling was needed to reverse the Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s December 2014 decision to add a discriminatory fee on distributed generation customers in We Energies’ territory. TheRead More

Georgia Power files to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Georgia Power files to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan

October 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm 2 comments

While the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is mostly seen as a win for the solar industry overall, not all of the players involved in its implementation are excited about it. Georgia Power, for one, has joined with several other energy companies across the country in support of a motion to stayRead More

Conergy, NEXTracker launch Latin America and Caribbean Solar Alliance (panel at #SPIcon)

Conergy, NEXTracker launch Latin America and Caribbean Solar Alliance (panel at #SPIcon)

September 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm 3 comments

How do you help spur solar industry initiatives, while presenting a unified voice in an area that needs it? Form an alliance, of course. That’s at least what Conergy, a large downstream solar company, and NEXTracker, the world’s fastest-growing solar tracking company, are doing by launching the Latin America andRead More

SEIA issues new Solar Business Code to improve transparency in transactions

SEIA issues new Solar Business Code to improve transparency in transactions

September 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

To further transparency and understanding in solar power transactions, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued the SEIA Solar Business Code just before the official kick-off of Solar Power International. The code is the first national guidance document covering interactions between solar companies and consumers and is effective immediately. “WeRead More

New website formed to urge Congress to extend the Investment Tax Credit

New website formed to urge Congress to extend the Investment Tax Credit

September 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm 3 comments

Despite all of the hoopla the Obama Administration is making about solar these days, the sudden drop of the Investment Tax Credit still sits as a chilling event for the red hot industry. No one is quite sure what’s going to happen, and that’s why the solar industry is comingRead More

Obama Administration lays out more plans to boost clean energy installs

Obama Administration lays out more plans to boost clean energy installs

August 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm 7 comments

Washington continues to promote the adoption and continued innovation of solar power in the United States. The latest set of actions and commitments from the Obama Administration includes a $1 billion increase in loan guarantees for renewable energy projects and initiatives for driving the development of new low-cost clean energyRead More

PG&E proposes smart energy reform to support rooftop solar in California

PG&E proposes smart energy reform to support rooftop solar in California

August 4, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

As utilities across the country get hip to the benefits of solar power, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is an original early adopter and has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America. To further these goals, PG&E is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainableRead More