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CPUC vote expected to keep California community solar from reaching its full potential

Coalition for Community Solar Access says the 3-1 vote ignored the will of the California Legislature and the broad coalition of ratepayer, equity, environmental, labor, agricultural, and business groups who have demanded a functional community solar program for more than a decade.

SunPower now offers Tesla Powerwall 3 to residential solar customers

SunPower Financial reported it has expanded its suite of solar financing options to include loan and lease financing through Mosaic for Tesla battery installations.

Strong state solar policies boost adoption of distributed energy

Of the 29 GW of solar installed in the U.S. in 2023, 31% was distributed solar, according to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

Sunrise brief: U.S. solar exceeds five million installations

Also on the rise: Push back on net billing. The U.S. multi-pronged approach to onshoring solar manufacturing. And more.

Sunrise brief: FERC transmission rule to shore up the nation’s power grid

Also on the rise: Two approaches to save net metering in Puerto Rico. Solar powered electric truck stop opens in California. And more.

Solar-friendly Maryland passes the Brighter Tomorrow Act

Hailed as landmark legislation, SB 783 empowers municipalities to speed permitting, raises net metering cap, supports a payment in lieu of taxes program and more.

Important Q1 solar policy changes across 50 states

Trends spotted in the NC Clean Energy Technology Center report include legislation to enable community solar, net metering reform considered by new states and states clarifying time of use rates for net metering customers.

U.S. median residential solar price is $2.80 per watt, payback period 8 years

EnergySage marketplace data from the second half of 2023 shows moderate declines in cost for solar and energy storage.

Sunrise brief: California Supreme Court to review rooftop solar net metering

Also on the rise: Renewables and storage interconnection backlog grew about 30% last year. California’s electricity multi-crisis can be aided by virtual power plants. And more.

A guide to help homeowners understand how to go solar

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory published an open access guide to rooftop solar and battery energy storage that covers costs, incentives, policies and more.

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