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Net Metering

Nova Scotia Power net-metering fee may stall industry in its tracks

Sierra Club Canada calls on Nova Scotians to demand energy democracy after the utility proposes to charge a premium on net-metered solar installations.

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Indiana utility’s net metering calculation overturned in court

An attempt to circumvent the state’s already-limited net metering guidelines has been overturned in court, in a decision that distributed generation advocates see as an important step in strengthening the state’s market.

Sunrise brief: Experts call for changes to NEM 3.0, calling it ‘Taxing the Sun’

Also on the rise: Verizon and Leeward Energy sign two PPAs totalling 360 MW. Researchers suggest that six terrawatt hours of energy storage would bring US to net zero. Duke Energy launches grid resilience testing with ‘Bring Your Own Battery’ program.

“Taxing the sun”; experts call for changes to potential California rooftop solar-killing proposal

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 is expected to crush rooftop solar as proposed. In an Environmental Working Group (EWG) webinar, experts debunked NEM’s assumptions, forecast the damage the proposal would cause to California’s environment and communities. The group issued a call Governor Newsom to shut down the proposal, which many are calling a “tax on the sun”.

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Survey says 95% of shoppers would not buy solar under NEM 3.0

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.

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Grid expert slams NEM 3.0 as “proposed dystopia” in ROTH Capital webinar, offers ten reasons why

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.

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Sunrise brief: Utility-scale solar + storage project planned for Hawaii

Also on the rise: Beaming solar from space is one step closer to reality. Wisconsin looks to add 165 MW of solar. Batteries to the rescue: Changes to California’s net-metering program may seriously erode the value of rooftop residential solar without the aid of battery energy storage. Missouri solar project acquired by Scout Clean Energy.

NEM 3.0 erodes solar value, makes batteries essential, and weakens grid flexibility in California

Batteries are considered a necessary part of a residential solar array to achieve energy bill savings under the proposed changes of California’s NEM 3.0. But the way batteries are expected to be utilized as a result will be a loss for society.

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The value of net-metered solar is up for vote in California

California, the nation’s largest rooftop solar market, will soon learn what the financial compensation will be for its net-metered capacity.

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Focus on residential solar incentives: New England

pv magazine looks at the six New England states’ solar incentives, several of which rank among the top 10 best incentives in the nation.

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