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Study to utilities: Fudging the solar facts can get consumers on your side

A new study by E Source, a “market research” firm that has been telling utilities what they want to hear for 30 years, has outlined a strategy to help utilities win over consumers to utility-scale solar: Tell them half the story.


One more step: Florida bill passes Senate – now on to governor’s desk

Solar advocates, who worked tirelessly to pass Amendment 4 last year, are one step away from finally seeing their hard work pay off. SB 90 passed the Senate yesterday, so now it’s on to the governor’s desk for his signature.

Florida’s House jumps on the solar bandwagon, Senate next?

Ten months after Florida voters approved a constituional amendment that exempts businesses from paying additional property taxes if they install solar arrays, the bill that actually allows it to happen finally passed the House unanimously.

Utilities try new tactics to discourage solar, but still aren’t getting what they want

The latest NCCETC report on state solar policies finds some new twists as part of an ongoing attempt by utilities to weaken the economics of customer-owned solar, but regulators still mostly aren’t on board.


NRG continues moving into solar during Q1

Despite a challenging financial environment, NRG continues its solar expansion, including an increasing presence in community solar.

BREAKING: HelioPower files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The case, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, shows the California installer has liabilities of up to $10 million, owed to up to 5,000 creditors.


“Red state” utilities populate the top 10 lists for solar

SEPA’s annual utility list shows utilities in North Carolina, Iowa and Utah among the top 3 in its lists for solar installed on an absolute and per-customer basis. The organization also published new lists of the top utilities for storage deployment.

Albuquerque to install over $25 million worth of solar on city buildings

The announcement builds on Albuquerque’s commitment to get 25% of its energy from solar by 2025.

Real estate constraints, finance are key problems for rooftop solar in Washington D.C.

A new report finds that the nation’s capital has the ability to host up to 2.5 GW of rooftop solar potential and looks at ways to reach that potential.

News Analysis: Installations crater in Hawaii after incentives gutted

In 2015, Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission eliminated the state’s net-metering incentive. Since then, the number of permits pulled on Oahu for solar installations has plummeted, reaching a new low in 2017 of only 449.


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