Markets & Policy

Partnership aims to save money low-income families in New York

GRID Alternatives and the Association for Energy Affordability announced a partnership that combines solar-energy installations with energy-efficiency programs to lower electricity costs for the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

New York City passes 100 MW of installed PV

The city is now 10% to its 2030 solar goal, but still lags well behind the rest of the state in deployment.

Maine solar advocates push for reconsideration of net metering

A coalition of 24 groups has asked state regulators to reconsider scrapping net metering in 2018, as advocates gear up for a push in the state legislature.

BREAKING: Minnesota governor vetoes bill to exempt co-ops from regulation

Faced with the prospect of giving unregulated utilities the right to charge solar customers any fees they wanted, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton took a stand and vetoed a bill that would have done just that.

SEIA goes to bat over C&I rates in California

In a case that may have impacts for both residential rates and storage, the industry group is taking exception to PG&E proposals regarding peak hours, demand charges and other items.

Utah eliminates solar tax credit

HB 23 reduces the current tax credit at $1,600 in 2018 and then reduces it by $400 per year until it reaches $400 total in 2021. Any system installed after that won’t be able to access tax credits.

Canadian Solar 2016 results show impact of lower module prices

The Chinese solar company shipped 5,232 MW in 2016 but saw its revenue fall from $3.5 billion in 2015 to $2.8 billion last year as the global price squeeze on solar modules hit the firm’s bottom line.

Gulf Power withdraws plans for fixed-charge hike in Florida (with a chart)

In what solar advocates are hailing as a victory for consumers throughout the Sunshine State, the Pensacola-based utility has settled on a new rate plan. The compromise now must be approved by the state’s Public Service Commission.

Solar goes corporate: the rise of the bilateral PPA

PV power plants: Corporations want in on the falling costs and predictable prices of wind and solar. Bilateral power purchase agreements have emerged as one new business model among several that businesses are employing as they get serious about renewable energy, both in the United States and abroad.

Former Sungevity employees file class action lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that workers were not given the warning required under federal law, and attorneys are additionally enquiring about bounced paychecks.

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