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pv magazine USA weekly news roundup

A critical rate case in Arizona gets resolved, NRG moves to acquire SunEdison assets, SolarCity goes BIPV, downsizing at SMA and SunPower, results from SCTY, RUN & VSLR, and more…

BREAKING: Arizona regulators preserve net metering in UNS case

The case was closely watched as a precedent for future rate cases in Arizona.

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Additional solar charges beaten back in New Mexico

New Mexico regulators have approved a settlement under which a utility request to increase fees on its customers with rooftop solar was nullified, which also reduces fees for agricultural customers.

AEE: Changes in state policies could unlock corporate renewable energy use

A report by Meister Consultants lays out the pathways to increase corporate use of renewable energy, and the states where these policies have the most potential.

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CAP sues SunEdison, alleging poor quality PV modules

Chile’s largest mining group is taking the bankrupt renewable energy developer to court, alleging that the Amanecer PV plant is not producing the contracted output.

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Regulators largely deny utility requests for fixed charge increases

A policy report finds that while utilities are increasingly asking to increase fixed charges, in more than half of recent cases these requests were denied.

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Massachusetts sets September date for reduced compensation under net metering

The bad news: larger PV systems will have their compensation cut in November. The good news: Massachusetts has reached its 1.6 GW goal for installed PV four years early.

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BREAKING: Nevada Supreme Court rejects solar referendum

The Supreme Court has ruled that the measure’s description to voters was misleading, effectively upholding a lower court ruling which said that the referendum was unconstitutional.

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Massachusetts passes bill to set energy storage targets

If the omnibus energy bill is signed by Governor Baker, Massachusetts will become the third state to mandate that utilities procure energy storage.

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