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How a transparent, modern grid properly values solar, DER

How a transparent, modern grid properly values solar, DER

June 20, 2018 at 7:00 am 2 comments

Much of our Attack the Tariff campaign is focused on market-based innovations that improve the upfront costs and long-term value for a variety of solar projects. But state-based solutions and local movements often make the biggest impact. In a series of white papers this year, the Solar Energy Industries AssociationRead More

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

Solar was more than half of all U.S. electricity capacity added in Q1 — here’s how it happened

June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am 0 comments

Showing resiliency in spite of the new tariffs on imported modules, the U.S. solar market added 2.5 gigawatts of solar PV in the first quarter of the year, representing annual growth of 13 percent (and a 37% quarter-over-quarter decrease), according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report from GTMRead More

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

Hawaii reforms utility incentive structure to focus on ratepayer benefits

April 25, 2018 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Hawaii is reforming the old timey model for how investor-owned electric utilities get paid. Thanks to Governor David Ige signing SB 2939, future utility revenues — in the form of performance incentives or penalties — will be linked to performance metrics. This includes incentives for Hawaiian utilities to connect moreRead More

New Jersey solar expansion takes next steps through state legislature

New Jersey solar expansion takes next steps through state legislature

April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Bills that will expand clean energy capacity in New Jersey continue to work their way through the legislature. N.J. Assemblyman John McKeon’s A3723 was passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee and Senator Bob Smith’s S2314 was passed in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The companion bills will stabilize andRead More

Utah passes measure to protect solar customers, extends tax credit

Utah passes measure to protect solar customers, extends tax credit

March 27, 2018 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Utah just passed two new laws to protect consumers and the growing solar industry in the state. 1. The consumer protection measure, Senate Bill 157, requires solar companies to provide all residential customers with a disclosure statement that summarizes key terms in an agreement. The disclosure statements were modeled onRead More

Colorado makes energy storage a right for homeowners

Colorado makes energy storage a right for homeowners

March 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Colorado is the 12th largest solar state in the U.S., with nearly 1,000 megawatts of cumulative solar capacity installed and ranks 9th among states for solar employment. In 2017 alone, Colorado added more than 780 solar jobs. That all looks to continue after John Hickenlooper signed new energy storage legislation thatRead More

New Jersey reworks bills to raise RPS for solar, add community solar

New Jersey reworks bills to raise RPS for solar, add community solar

March 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

State and national solar energy advocates are throwing their support behind two bills in New Jersey, A3723 and S2314, that are meant to stabilize and expand New Jersey’s renewable economy. Assemblyman John McKeon’s bill and its companion in the Senate, S2314 from Senator Bob Smith, consider the renewable energy provisionsRead More

FIGURE: U.S. PV Installation Forecast, 2010-2023E. Source: GTM Research / SEIA U.S. Solar Market Insight Report

10 solar stats to know from the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2017

March 15, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year-in-Review from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) dropped today. Here are the 10 numbers to know. 10.6 GW That’s the new PV capacity in 2017, led by strong growth in the corporate and community solar segments. This is theRead More

Solar trade case talk and what’s next with SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper

Solar trade case talk and what’s next with SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper

February 12, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power Northeast last week in Boston, we grabbed 15 mins of SEIA CEO Abigail Ross Hopper’s time to chat about where SEIA and the solar industry go now that the trade case drama has ended and the 30 percent tariff is in place. Below is a truncated versionRead More

Photo courtesy of SEIA Twitter account (since I didn't have the cord to get the photos off of my camera).

Solar Power Northeast: More mature solar market ready to weather Trump Tariffs

February 5, 2018 at 6:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar Power Northeast in Boston is the first solar industry conference in this post #TrumpTariffs world, and the collective mood of the room seemed to be “Eh. Could have been worse.” A speed bump rather than a brick wall. This isn’t to downplay the realness of the job losses orRead More