Residential PV

New Mexico offers solar customers more transparency

The state’s attorney general released a new disclosure form to protect solar consumers against the behavior of unethical solar installers.

Sunnova begs Congress: You must help Puerto Rico restore power

The island’s largest residential solar installer is asking Congress to modify the investment tax credit (ITC) into a cash-grant program, which it says would encourage private investment in the area.

Michigan reports big solar growth in 2017

The Michigan Public Service Commission’s report on net metering shows significant growth in both net metered solar and large installations in 2017.

Boulder solar incentives to be available Spring 2018

The City of Boulder, Colorado will offer solar grants and rebates around March, 2018 for nonprofits and homeowners.

Concerns raised over details of Illinois renewables plan

The Illinois Power Agency Plan containing the community and low and moderate income solar programs had a number of objections filed in December after its submission to the Illinois Commerce Commission.

New systems could help HECO add more rooftop PV

The Hawaiian utility, which has at times struggled with the state’s increasingly overwhelming rooftop PV penetration, hopes the new voltage regulators and management software might alleviate some of the grid congestion.

Sunnova to PREPA: Either help, or get out of the way

In a pointed letter to Puerto Rico’s utility, the U.S. residential solar provider, who has been trying to provide power to customers on the island since two hurricanes devastated it earlier this year, blasts the utility for making its job infinitely harder.

Arizona rural electric coop continues its PV incentive programs

Mohave Electric Cooperative of Arizona will continue its PV rebate program for residential and small commercial members as well as an exported PV tariff, adding to their portfolio of utility scale plus public and nonprofit sector installations.

Xcel Energy to launch PV incentive program in Minnesota

Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards program will be available for small PV systems in Minnesota beginning in 2018, offering incentives for a ten year period.

California approves $1 billion low-income multifamily solar program

The SOMAH program will provide up to $100 million in rebates annually for the next decade to put solar on multifamily affordable housing in California, while allowing tenants to access the benefits.


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