Connecticut’s governor has put forward a bill to extend the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard, but also to replace net metering with a system where customers with solar are paid for energy and RECs under a 20-year contract.
The program has now financed nearly 25 MW of solar in the state.
The Connecticut-based asset management firm has agreed to fund 50 MW of solar projects in five states and the District of Columbia, building on the momentum they’ve had since just before Christmas last year.
The home improvement giant will add nearly 50,000 solar panels to new sites in five states in a push to meet its alternative-energy use goals of 135 MW by 2020.
South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.
A bankruptcy court has approved the expedited auction of SunEdison projects with NRG as the “stalking horse” bidder, and NRG has separately announced the purchase of 26 C&I solar projects.
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