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Nevada Governor Sandoval vetoes RPS increase, community solar bills

After authorizing the return of net metering earlier in the week, Sandoval quietly killed two important pieces of renewable energy legislation.

Florida Governor Scott lifts tax burden on leased, C&I solar with bill signing

Florida’s solar market is finally truly open for business with the reduction in taxes on leased solar and C&I installations, as the utility-scale market also booms.

Small utilities score huge victory in California aggregate net metering case

Under a new ruling by the California Public Utilities Commission, small utilities can now allow customers to unify multiple meters under one bill for net-metering purposes because it will have no effect on non-solar customers.

EDF Renewable Energy signs 15-year PPA for 500 MW plant

Southern California Edison will purchase 125 MW AC from the Maverick Solar (formerly Palen 1) Plant, which is expected to start delivering electricity on Dec. 1, 2020.


NV Energy PURPA-sly requests 50 MW in solar proposals

Interested parties can submit plans from now until July 6, winners of the contracts will be announced on Oct. 19 and the projects are expected to be online in 2020.

Construction begins on 596 MW of solar in Florida

The eight projects being built by Black & Veatch and Blattner for FPL will greatly increase the state’s solar capacity and could catapult it into a leading solar market.

No child’s play: Hasbro to expand its 100% renewables mandate globally

For the past two years, the Rhode Island-based toy company has reached its goals of powering its U.S. operations with 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality. Now it wants to bring that mandate to its global operations.

Deloitte says millennials are driving solar expansion

According to Deloitte’s annual “Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & Progress,” grid parity, driven by technological advances and plunging prices, has allowed consumers and businesses to choose clean energy over more traditional fossil-fuel options, with increasing solar use being most consumers’ top priority.

Nevada governor to sign net metering revival bill tomorrow

Governor Sandoval’s signing of the bill in Las Vegas will put an end to a year and a half of market interruption after regulators he appointed abruptly scrapped the policy.


California’s residential, commercial markets show slight rebound in May (full report here)

OhmHome’s May Solar Index report shows solar permits in the Golden State rose 12% from April, with Arizona close behind with 10% growth.

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