Maine to dismantle net metering six weeks earlier than expected

Solar installers and advocates are stunned that they now only have three weeks to install systems for homeowners before their customers are hit with new, less generous net metering rules.

Installers more confident in the solar industry than ever, survey says

In a survey conducted by EnergySage in conjunction with NABCEP, 30% of installers also say interest in solar+storage has increased among their customers.

Tesla receives broad support for Supreme Court case against Salt River Project

Six climate and energy non-profits have joined a suit before the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an Arizona utility seeking legal immunity from anti-trust laws.

Bipartisan congressional solar caucus coalesces after tariff decision

Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) and Ralph Norman (R) have founded what appears to be the first solar-specific caucus in Congress.

Michigan utility will phase out coal by 2040, CEO says

Consumers Energy says it wants to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% on the same time frame as it completely phases out coal and replacing it with renewable sources like wind and solar.

Puerto Rican school benefits from sonnen microgrid

The rest of the U.S. citizenry appears to have forgotten about Puerto Rico and the suffering of its people (also U.S. citizens) – but companies like sonnen and Pura Energía are working to return electricity to critical infrastructure projects like schools.

Report: Chinese module imports climbed sharply in Q4

1,200%. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, that’s how high imports of Chinese modules rose in the fourth quarter last year in a desperate attempt to stockpile sufficient numbers before tariffs choked off international supplies.

Enel, NREL partner on three-year solar vegetation study

By doing the research, the partners hope to discover how solar and plant life interact and find effective ways for solar arrays and agricultural lands to co-exist.

NextEra Energy Resources adds to Minnesota community solar boom

Five new projects bring the developer’s community solar portfolio to 66 MW and continues the state’s position as a leader in the space.

Maryland opens energy-storage tax credit program

The program is now taking applications for $750,000 in tax credits to support energy storage systems added to existing renewable energy systems, with $225,000 reserved for residential solar customers and $525,000 reserved for commercial taxpayers.

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