Residential PV

Georgia solar groups call for a hosting capacity map

A hosting capacity map saves time and money for developers of distributed solar. Utilities in California, New York, and elsewhere have already posted these maps online, and now two Georgia solar groups have asked state regulators to require Georgia Power to provide a hosting capacity map for its service area.

Solar for All is open for business

Illinois has published key documents and is taking applications for the program, which incentivizes solar for low-income residents, areas that have suffered from pollution and non-profits.

Bloomberg updates bankable module list, new additions to the StorEdge family: pvMB 5/13/19

Happy Monday one and all and a happy belated Mother’s Day, too. Today we’ll be looking at Seraphim launching its PLANET line, Blackburn College’s upcoming installation, Innogy acquiring two North Carolina projects and more!

Vivint Solar keeps growing

The company showed increased costs for its sales force, held the cost of building solar consistent and is projecting to grow annual installation volume 15% in 2019.

Sunrun aims to replace big power plants

By providing solar + storage, contracting to supply capacity in wholesale markets and even considering microgrid communities, Sunrun is taking on more and more of the space traditionally occupied by utilities and the large, centralized generators that they rely on.

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We’ve surpassed 2 million solar installations

The first million took 40 years, the second million took two years and the third million will arrive two years from now.

The Energy Freedom Act has passed the South Carolina Senate

South Carolina’s solar industry is close to a big revival, with a long-awaited bill to eliminate net metering caps and transform the way utilities procure energy. But it has get back through the House by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday).

New York utility gives free hardware to solar and EV buyers

ConEdison is supplying the ConnectDER solution—which accepts solar and EV wiring directly at the electric meter—when customers install solar and electric vehicles. Installation of the device avoids costly electric panel upgrades.

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Wisconsin utility wants to tax the sun 24%

We Energies has filed to increase fixed fees 10.3% and charge a residential solar power fixed cost recovery charge of $3.53/kW/month.

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Colorado to go carbon-free

With the presumed signing of SB19-236 by Governor Polis, the state will begin the steps to becoming carbon free by 2030, which is likely followed closely by increased renewable development.

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