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.
Puerto Rico’s utility has submitted solar and storage project bids to the government for approval, while a second bid process has been announced. A backlog of distributed solar interconnection requests is being cleared.
Also on the rise: Maine utility offers settlement for faulty processes. Yotta and Cal Solar Inc. team up on distributed energy to meet California mandate. Day two of Intersolar/Energy Storage North America. Largest Indiana solar park completed. Virtual power plants offer Texas renters low-cost clean energy. Q Cells and KSI to develop solar and storage projects.
The two companies will focus on integrating distributed energy solutions in commercial, public works, and multifamily properties as new California mandates are announced.
The Committee’s letter added that TVA’s customers “pay too much for electricity.” President Biden’s nominees for TVA directors could govern the utility by May, contingent on Senate confirmations.
Central Maine Power Company admitted that its solar power interconnection processes were at fault in 2020-2021, and has offered a settlement that includes hiring grid analysts, funding a working group between the industry and utility, and greatly tightening upgrade cost estimates.
Organized by the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA), protestors loudly proclaimed their opposition to the proposed net metering policy that many experts say may be catastrophic to the solar industry.
Andy Sendy of SolarReviews explained to pv magazine why he believes the proposed decision would kill the California solar industry, and to offer a possible alternative.
Utility rate design expert and economist-at-large Dr. Ahmad Faruqui appeared on a webinar led by Philip Shen, managing director at ROTH Capital Partners, and explained why he views the proposed California solar net metering rate design as disastrous and called upon Governor Newsom to intervene.
Also on the rise: Nearly half of all new capacity added to the grid will come from solar. Washington community solar bill garners support. Optimizer manufacturer Alencon expands manufacturing and R&D facilities outside of Philadelphia. GoodWe rebranding reflects the ‘smarts’ in its inverters and storage technology. Three California community choice jointly issued an RFP.
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