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.

EnergyWakeup: State Senator Brandes on opening up Florida’s solar market

In the latest podcast from Yann Brandt’s EnergyWakeup, we bring you an interview with Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes on his pending legislation to remove the heavy tax burden on solar in the state.

Wärtsilä takes over U.S. storage specialist Greensmith

Greensmith’s software will be used in Wärtsilä’s new hybrid power plants, as the Helsinki-based company further strengthens its position as a global energy systems integrator.

Solarworld insolvent, provisional administrator named

The Bonn court has confirmed to pv magazine that Horst Piepenburg was named temporary administrator for SolarWorld. The company’s German subsidiaries have also filed for insolvency.

Guest column: Balancing access to electricity data and privacy concerns

Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This information enables customers to manage electricity costs, makes the grid more reliable, and provides third party providers with the information they need to produce innovative energy products and services. But while electricity data gathered by these technologies is beneficial, balancing the privacy of customers is necessary.

SMA remains in the black

A difficult market environment has led to a drop in sales and profits. The German inverter maker, however, was able to keep writing black numbers in the latest quarter.

Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

Solar jobs: State of the states

In this op-ed, U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay dives into the latest job numbers for the U.S. solar industry.

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