Advocates to Michigan regulators: What about renewable alternatives?

As Detroit-based DTE Energy considers building a billion-dollar gas plant, solar and wind champions are asking regulators to demand they consider renewable alternatives before approving the construction.

Solar industry, NAACP partner for more than 30 installations

GRID Alternatives, Solar Energy the Industries Association, Sunrun, United Methodist Women, Vote Solar joined the NAACP to kick off a solar equity campaign focused on low-income communities and creating jobs.

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year.

Ohio conservatives could shift solar debate in a positive direction

When environmentalists and conservatives in Ohio agree on something, it’s noteworthy – and could finally shift the way solar policy is discussed in Columbus.


Michigan report sparks fears of slowed solar industry

Solar advocates say proposed changes to net metering regulations could cause the rooftop solar segment of the industry to grind to a halt.


Vote Solar to challenge Massachusetts’ demand charge ruling in court

Last week’s decision by the Massachusetts’ Department of Public Utilities to allow Eversource to charge its net metered customers demand charges sparked outrage in the industry – and one solar advocacy group is turning that outrage into action.

Racking and mounting companies renew their call to reject tariffs

In a letter yesterday sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, racking and mounting companies warned of significant job losses in their segment if severe tariffs are imposed on solar cell and module imports.

Utah, Illinois rank among state-level solar stars, says IREC report

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council named its 2017 Clean Energy States Honor Roll yesterday, highlighting some its favorite solar success stories at the state level.

0 to 1.3 GW in two years: Dominion fuels Southern solar boom

The Virginia power company says a $1 billion investment in its home state and North Carolina has placed its solar assets as the sixth largest utility-owned portfolio in the country.

Massachusetts OKs residential demand charges for Eversource

In a move they acknowledge is “atypical” and outside of the usual ratemaking procedures of the state, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has approved demand charges on residential rooftop solar customers.

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