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How do independent power producers remain profitable with dwindling PPA rates?

In this guest post for pv magazine, Arbox Renewable Energy President Farid Najafi looks at how software can help boost margins for IPPs under an environment of intensely low PPA prices.

What causes PID?

Potentially Induced Degradation (PID) can significantly impact PV system output and be a real headache for system owners. But what is PID, what causes it, and what can be done to prevent it?

Is the standalone residential solar inverter obsolete?

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Enphase co-Founder and VP of Products and Strategic Initiatives Raghu Belur looks at the future of residential solar inverters versus AC modules, drawing parallels from the personal computing industry.

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Close call for Illinois solar program funding

Funding for solar programs in the Future Energy Jobs Act has been preserved, during an override of the governor’s veto of the budget.

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El Paso has impressive clean energy potential, but its utility is trying to block solar’s growth

In this op-ed, Environmental Defense Fund’s John Hall argues that El Paso Electric’s recent rate proposal, including discriminatory rates for pv system owners, will undermine the city’s ability to reach its potential.

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A new approach to unlocking the corporate solar market without virtual net metering

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Soltage Senior VP Marc Miller looks at the Contract for Differences (CfD) model as a way to further expand corporate adoption of solar, particularly in states that do not have Virtual Net Metering policies.

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Updates to energy related bills in the 2017-2018 California legislative session

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team provides the latest update on the many solar and energy-related bills moving their way through the California legislature.

Op-Ed: California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

By the end of this year, as much as 25% of the retail load served by the investor-owned utilities (IOU) will obtain their electric generation service from an entity other than an IOU. California held a meeting to address the changing face of electricity generation.

Op-ed: The future of cleantech jobs

EnergeiaWorks Founder and CEO William Liuzza examines the incredible growth in clean energy jobs, and explores what we can expect from future trends.

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