Legal

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chair

Under the terms of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Musk will be ineligible to serve as chair for three years. The deal also involves a $40 million penalty and structural changes at Tesla.

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SEC wants Elon Musk off the Tesla board

The regulator has filed a lawsuit alleging that Musk’s August tweets about having secured funding to take the company private were “false and misleading”, and is asking to have him barred from serving on the board or as a director of a public company.

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SEIA seeks automated permitting and energy storage retrofits for business

SEIA is seeking to save $1 per watt on costs by automating the solar permit process, and also to unlock 30 GW of solar plant energy storage projects by confirming the 30% tax credit on commercial energy storage retrofits.

Locals suing for net metering, utility wants scale and energy storage

Jacksonville, Florida’s municipal utility has gotten rid of net metering and lowered the rate paid for excess solar produced electricity. Concurrently, the utility is pushing larger scale solar and energy storage programs.

New Mexico kills attempted hike on discriminatory solar fee

New Mexico regulators have killed the standby fee that critics say has paralyzed rooftop solar in the territory of Southwestern Public Service.

So you want be a utility scale solar power developer?

Cypress Creek Renewables has received approval from a local planning commission in Missouri for a 14 MW-DC single axis tracker solar plant, whose output will be sold for $44.81/MWh in a 30 year contract.

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Maine net metering case sent to lower court

The legal challenge brought by Conservation Law Foundation to Maine’s dismantling of net metering has hit another delay.

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New coalition gives solar developers a voice at RTOs, FERC

Several utility-scale solar developers have come together under the Solar RTO Coalition, which is already making formal comments in FERC proceedings on PJM’s capacity market redesign.

Arizona renewable energy referendum meets signature requirement

Now that a random 5% signature sample verification has been mathematically achieved, the only thing standing between the initiative and voters in November is the lawsuit it faces, which starts Monday.

Illinois tightens details of solar valuation, regulates projects on farms

Illinois legislation concerning commercial solar valuation and installations on agricultural land has been signed into law by the governor.

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