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Solar in the Big Apple

New York City should be great for solar PV. But it isn’t. Despite policy leadership from the state, local installers are facing crippling bureaucratic challenges, and many have chosen to build rooftop solar elsewhere.

El Paso Electric drops solar demand charge in settlement

While the solar-specific charge was dropped as part of a settlement, the utility will increase fixed charges on its Texas customers.

Third-party solar moves forward with changes to Rhode Island’s net metering rules

National Grid has filed to change the net metering rules in line with an earlier legislation, making net metering in the state even better than before.

More troubles: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This was another difficult week in the U.S. solar industry, with layoffs at SolarCity and the carving up of SunEdison’s empire, but also saw progress in policy and technology.

NRG move to acquire SunEdison assets moves forward, expands to DG

A bankruptcy court has approved the expedited auction of SunEdison projects with NRG as the “stalking horse” bidder, and NRG has separately announced the purchase of 26 C&I solar projects.

SolarCity cuts co-founder salaries to $1, announces job losses

In an SEC filing, the distributed solar market leader reveals that it expects to incur restructuring charges of $3-5 million in light of unspecified number of job losses. The company’s CEO and CTO will accept reduced salaries as reduced guidance bites.

Xcel increases Colorado solar commitments in settlement, withdraws grid charge

The wide-ranging settlement of three separate cases would include a process for battery storage interconnection, the withdrawal of a charge for solar customers, and a shift to time-of-use rates.

BREAKING: Arizona regulators preserve net metering in UNS case

The case was closely watched as a precedent for future rate cases in Arizona.

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Additional solar charges beaten back in New Mexico

New Mexico regulators have approved a settlement under which a utility request to increase fees on its customers with rooftop solar was nullified, which also reduces fees for agricultural customers.

Mitsubishi to invest in US solar firm Nexamp

The Japanese corporation reaches agreement to indirectly take a near majority ownership in the firm, which specializes in community and commercial solar installations.

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