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Vote Solar, Earthjustice take Montana PURPA fight to federal regulators

The petition to FERC comes after Montana regulators suspended implementation of PURPA, impacting an estimated 135 MW of late-stage solar projects.

Solar Power International 2016: Five key takeaways

This year’s SPI trade show comes at a time of dynamic growth for the solar industry and an increasing integration of solar into energy management. But not all the news is good.

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SolarCity applauds accord to grandfather Nevada rooftop customers

The rooftop PV installer confirms settlement between it and Nevada utility NV Energy to rollback rate increases for solar customers under a proposed grandfathering program. Nevada Public Utilities Commission scheduled to ratify settlement on Friday vote.

SPI 2016: “Time for solar to grow up”

The time is now for solar to take a seat at the “adults’ table” and achieve scale within the U.S. energy marketplace. This was one of the key messages at the opening session of the Solar Power International trade show that kicked off in Las Vegas today.

Working together: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw collaborations between nations and companies, some numbers on the U.S. energy storage market and progress in the carving up of SunEdison, as the solar industry prepares for the Solar Power International trade show.

Sunrun taps former state regulator as Chief Policy Officer

The solar firm known for playing hardball on net metering policies has hired a former regulator to head its policy efforts.

SolarCity reinstated as intervenor in Nevada grandfathering case

The next hearing to consider grandfathering of solar customers will be held on September 19.

The United States and China formally join the Paris Agreement

The world’s largest emitters have committed to the global agreement, but the voluntary nature of individual national plans leaves many doubts.

SolarCity excluded from participating in Nevada grandfathering decision

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUCN) has denied SolarCity’s request to participate in proceeding on whether existing residential solar customers in Nevada should have their net metering schemes “grandfathered,” after the utility added fees to the scheme at the end of 2015.

Florida initiative to exempt solar from property taxes passes by wide margin

The measure is a first step to lifting significant obstacles to the development of solar in the Sunshine State.

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