The utility board also will vote on whether to end seasonal and time-based net metering credits in favor of a flat rate, while also prohibiting certain residential types from participating in virtual net energy metering.
Price increases, supply chain disruptions, and a series of trade risks are threatening the U.S.’s ability to decarbonize the grid, warned SEIA president and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper.
The NREL-led study said that by 2035 the U.S. would need to quadruple its yearly solar capacity additions and provide 40% of the electricity on the grid, on the order of 1,000 GW.
Also on the rise: Illinois’ solar residential market fell off the roof in Q2, Arizona approves incentives for residential energy storage, and green roofs can improve panel efficiency.
Regulators also approved expanding the utility’s community solar program and make 10 MW of solar capacity available for subscription.
Just 313 small rooftop solar projects were completed statewide in Q2 2021, compared to 2,908 a year earlier, as the state remains in a perilous solar incentive limbo.
Also on the rise: Polysilicon prices are forecast to continue to rise, Ample raises $160 million from investors including Shell, and growing numbers of schools are going solar.
A new report explores who is behind efforts to curb distributed energy and solar deployment. In this part, we look at policy and regulatory recommendations highlighted by the authors as a playbook to fight against anti-solar efforts, and how parties can curb campaigns before they begin.
Also on the rise: JinkoSolar is adding a manufacturing plant in Vietnam, solar on a parking garage adds a Scandinavian design flair, and iSun says its 2021 revenues are likely to double.
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