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Mississippi boosts low-income incentives in updated net metering rules

Under the new rules, all public utility customers are eligible for a $3,000.00 upfront cash rebate for any 3 kW-6 kW that is used, at least in part, for self-supply, while all customers at or below 250% of the federal poverty line can receive a 2 cent/kWh adder to their net metering rate.

Department of Justice appeals ITC’s Section 201 ruling

The solar industry reacts to appeal after the ITC had reversed a Trump administration move to strengthen Section 201 safeguard duties on certain solar products.

Feds to rescind review of 48 Chinese crystalline silicon companies

48 of the initial 83 companies have been found to have not be manufacturing or exporting any subject merchandise.

Washington renewable energy advocates support community solar incentive bill

House Bill 1814 places a focus on expanding the opportunities for low-income residents to realize the benefits of renewable energy through the installation of community solar projects throughout the state.

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CPIA pushes back against U.S. ban on solar imports from Xinjiang

The China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) has criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress, which bars all imports from China’s Xinjiang region, and urged the country to stop spreading harmful rumors.

Policy leads the way: Impactful action at the state level in 2021

While federal policy action (or inaction) grabs all the headlines, let’s look back at some of the most impactful state and local developments from 2021.

SEC investigating Tesla over alleged solar system fire negligence

The lawsuit stems from a 2019 whistleblower complaint alleging that the company failed to properly notify its shareholders, customers and the public of fire risks associated with solar panel system defects over the course of several years.

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Dispute settlement allows Hawaii solar project to advance

The solar power facility signed a 25-year fixed price agreement to sell its electricity at roughly 8.9¢/kWh.

Florida bill would cut solar net metering compensation

The bill would shift compensation rates to the utility’s avoided cost of generation, and open the door for a host of fixed charges aimed at solar.

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Court throws out Trump trade action on bifacial modules

The court decision also reduced the Section 201 tariff rate from 18% to 15% after the rate was raised as part of Trump’s Proclamation 10101 in October 2020.

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