Policy

Colorado installs the first low-income rooftop solar system using WAP funds

This is the first such system installed in Colorado since the Department of Energy expanded the $215 million Weatherization Assistance Program to include low-income solar.

2

BREAKING: Energy Department hires Charlie Gay to lead the SunShot Initiative

Gay brings with him over 40 years of experience, including heading NREL in the 90’s and serving on SunPower’s board of advisors.

Arizona commissioner calls for doubling of state’s renewable energy mandate

ACC Chair Little has proposed requiring 30% renewable energy by 2030, scrapping the DG carve-out and potentially adding incentives for energy storage.

Solar in the Big Apple

New York City should be great for solar PV. But it isn’t. Despite policy leadership from the state, local installers are facing crippling bureaucratic challenges, and many have chosen to build rooftop solar elsewhere.

El Paso Electric drops solar demand charge in settlement

While the solar-specific charge was dropped as part of a settlement, the utility will increase fixed charges on its Texas customers.

SolarWorld lodges an appeal against court judgment in Hemlock dispute

A revision request has now been received by the appropriate court in Michigan. SolarWorld has meanwhile filled further protective letters against Hemlock to various courts in Germany, as a precaution to prevent possible enforcement of any penalty in Germany. SolarWorld CEO Frank Asbeck is confident that the U.S. silicon manufacturer will not receive recognition of any judgements in German courts.

Third-party solar moves forward with changes to Rhode Island’s net metering rules

National Grid has filed to change the net metering rules in line with an earlier legislation, making net metering in the state even better than before.

More troubles: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This was another difficult week in the U.S. solar industry, with layoffs at SolarCity and the carving up of SunEdison’s empire, but also saw progress in policy and technology.

Xcel increases Colorado solar commitments in settlement, withdraws grid charge

The wide-ranging settlement of three separate cases would include a process for battery storage interconnection, the withdrawal of a charge for solar customers, and a shift to time-of-use rates.

Sierra Club highlights 100% renewable communities

The environmental group’s latest report looks at 10 communities in the United States that are moving to 100% renewable energy.

Welcome to pv magazine USA. This site uses cookies. Read our policy.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close