Connecticut

A tale of two net metering laws

New Hampshire’s governor has vetoed an increase in the capacity of systems eligible for net metering system to 5 MW, calling it a regressive cost burden. Meanwhile the Connecticut legislature passed a two year net metering extension in a 178 to 1 vote.

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It’s official: Gross metering will end in Maine

The return of net metering in Maine points to the back and forth that the policy is going through nationally – including in nearby Connecticut.

Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

pvMB 2/27/19: Sunpin Solar’s new 96 MW solar plant, Sen. Feinstein returning fossil fuel money… and more!

Hello, happy hump day and welcome once again to the pv magazine USA morning brief. On today’s docket we have solar advocates holding a day of action for Million Solar Strong in New York, Encore Renewable Energy receiving a $1 Million investment, a 100 MW project approved in Maine and the rest of today’s essential solar quick-hitters.

Solar for low-income of all shapes and sizes

The Low Income Energy Issues Forum has released a new report focused on improving the availability and benefits of community solar for financially-limited customers. The working group identified five different models that can be used to join different ways to best open community solar to customers of all incomes.

Is large scale solar feasible in the Northeast?

At Solar Power Northeast representatives from Cypress Creek, Stem and Kearsage Energy discussed the possibilities and limitations of bringing big solar to New York and New England.

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pvMB 2/7/19: Schneider Electric expands microgrid for Marines, Sunrun’s landmark wholesale capacity contract… and more!

Hey, hey it’s Thursday and you’re reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’re taking a look at corporate renewable procurement reaching 22% of deals in 2018, utility leaders worldwide predicting a movement off-grid, Energy Toolbase choosing AMS for energy storage platform implementation and everything else that matters today. Let’s roll!

Northeastern installers put up 902 MW of distributed solar

Installers in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey stole the show, while good prospects are seen for advancing solar in the region, especially in New York and Maine. Snapshot stories included.

Nuclear, wind and solar tag team climate in Connecticut

Connecticut has announced contracts covering 45% of its electrical load, including nine solar projects (some with storage) averaging 4.9¢/kWh.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

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