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Solar power policy update May 3: Minneapolis, SC, MO, CT

In this week’s solar policy update, we bring you Minneapolis’ plan to go 100% renewable, a potential net metering cap increase in South Carolina, legislation to weaken regulatory oversight in Missouri, and more.

Solar power policy roundup April 25

Our first solar power policy roundup looks at a bills to scrap net metering while raising the RPS in Connecticut, the establishment of performance-based ratemaking for utilities in Hawaii, and more.


Connecticut proposes “40% by 2030” renewable energy mandate, replacing net metering

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.


Connecticut Green Bank closes on 200th C-PACE project

The program has now financed nearly 25 MW of solar in the state.

Clean Focus purchases Greenskies Renewable Energy

The acquisition will allow the California company to expand its commercial/industrial portfolio, while Greenskies receives an infusion of cash.

True Green fuels $140 million deal, keeping the Big Mo on their side

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.

Home Depot expands its rooftop solar energy program by 50 stores

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.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

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.

Corporations covet clean-energy choices

A new report by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) indicates businesses want to settle in states with good clean-energy infrastructures.

Sunnova broadens its zero-down loan reach

The EZ Own Loan program is designed to capitalize on the increasing desire of residential solar customers to own their systems without worrying about the trouble of maintaining them.

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