Commercial & Industrial PV

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

Alaska doubles solar capacity in 2016

The Land of the Midnight Sun doesn’t qualify as a state poised for explosive solar growth yet. But with a doubling of installations in one year and solar installers flourishing, it could be a state to hold in the back of your mind for the future.

Massachusetts finalizes successful SREC 2 program extension

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has officially finalized the extension of its Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC-2), completing a process that started in September.

GE brings 17 MW to life in Northeast

Through its subsidiary Current, the conglomerate announced yesterday that it has signed agreements for 13 new projects totaling 17 MW of capacity across six states in the Northeast. These projects are in addition to a previously announced eight projects announced by the company’s subsidiary.

Partnership aims to save money low-income families in New York

GRID Alternatives and the Association for Energy Affordability announced a partnership that combines solar-energy installations with energy-efficiency programs to lower electricity costs for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

New York City passes 100 MW of installed PV

The city is now 10% to its 2030 solar goal, but still lags well behind the rest of the state in deployment.

Maine solar advocates push for reconsideration of net metering

A coalition of 24 groups has asked state regulators to reconsider scrapping net metering in 2018, as advocates gear up for a push in the state legislature.

SEIA goes to bat over C&I rates in California

In a case that may have impacts for both residential rates and storage, the industry group is taking exception to PG&E proposals regarding peak hours, demand charges and other items.

Utah eliminates solar tax credit

HB 23 reduces the current tax credit at $1,600 in 2018 and then reduces it by $400 per year until it reaches $400 total in 2021. Any system installed after that won’t be able to access tax credits.

Solar goes corporate: the rise of the bilateral PPA

PV power plants: Corporations want in on the falling costs and predictable prices of wind and solar. Bilateral power purchase agreements have emerged as one new business model among several that businesses are employing as they get serious about renewable energy, both in the United States and abroad.

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