Also on the rise: Enphase Energy microinverter receives first UL interconnection certification. Arkansas judge upholds full rate net metering. Renewable energy advocate, Glick, nominated for another FERC term. And more.
In the Land of Opportunity, the Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in favor of solar companies by upholding net metering compensation and simplified approval process for small systems.
Standard Lithium and LANXESS Corporation have come to terms on an agreement to speed the development of the first commercial lithium project in Arkansas.
Financing for both projects was facilitated by power purchase agreements. For the Arkansas project, the agreement is with Conway Corp. and for the Louisiana project the agreement is with McDonald’s and eBay.
The utility overestimated costs for renewables in its resource plan and did not seriously consider solar-plus-storage hybrid systems, a stakeholder group said.
The deal came through the company’s second partnership with Entegrity Energy Partners.
House Bill 1787 would change the state’s net metering so that solar customers would lose roughly two-thirds of their current benefit.
The new lab and training program are expected to help fill a “current need for accredited technicians.”
“From October to November, our energy bill went down by $2,700,” said Robby Lowe, superintendent of the Junction City School District.
Although the situation in DC remains “fluid.” Also in the brief: LG Energy’s new residential battery systems, and solar on Arkansas jails with Entegrity.