Idaho

The U.S. residential solar market fell 16% in 2017

GTM Research and SEIA’s final report on the solar market in 2017 shows both the struggle of the residential solar market, as well as a larger than anticipated fall in utility-scale volumes, leading to a 30% contraction overall.

Utility regulators call for changes to PURPA

The national organization representing state-level utility regulators is calling on FERC to make changes, including moving from administratively set prices to auctions.

Separate is not equal: Idaho Power wants a new solar class

In a new filing with the Idaho Public Commission, the utility asks to eliminate net metering and create two new customer categories – solar and non-solar.

Solar Roadways are on FIRE (No. Really. With Pictures.)

Ah, our favorite solar boondoggle is back in the news today, after a visit from the fire department sparks a Twitter storm over a smoldering electrical box at this embarrassing project.

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DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Solar Roadways: Yeah, Still Not A Thing

Despite omnipresent hype over the past two years, the Solar Roadways team tried to unveil its first pilot project in Idaho with disastrous results.

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From the editor: State policy matters

As the first in a new series of weekly editorials, pv magazine Americas Editor Christian Roselund highlights some of the current battles that are taking place at the state level.

Ups and Downs: The pv magazine USA news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.

Idaho puts online its first large solar project at 40 MW-AC

It’s the largest PV project in Idaho to come online to date, but has received little press.

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