Kentucky

Kentucky anti-solar legislation killed

The bill to allow utilities to impose fees and change compensation for customer-sited solar PV has been sidelined in the Kentucky Senate.

TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.

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Bill to to allow charges on solar users passes Kentucky House

The bill faces strong opposition from the state’s nascent solar industry

Controversial net metering bill in Kentucky voted out of committee

In a roll call vote where many concerns were raised about House Bill 227 and its long-term effects on the state’s solar industry, Kentucky’s House of Representatives Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Energy voted this morning to move the bill to the floor.

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Kentucky bill would throttle back net metering

HB 227, introduced this morning into the Natural Resources & Energy Committee of the Kentucky legislature, would end retail net metering for new customers on July 15.

Addressing C&I solar market shortcomings with PACE

A research paper by the Solar Energy Industries Association looks at the potential of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy to boost the commercial and industrial solar sector

New FERC chair hints at support for coal and nuclear

Newly appointed FERC Chair Neil Chatterjee is repeating administration myths about coal and nuclear power, calling such generation “essential”.

Duke to build its first solar plants in Kentucky

The company says that the plants will begin construction later this summer, with plans to complete the 6.8 MW of solar by the end of 2017.

Solar farms could adorn former mountaintop-removal coal mines

Berkeley Energy Group, an Eastern Kentucky coal mining company, is partnering with EDF Renewable Energy to turn two former mountaintop-removal coal mine sites into the state’s largest solar farms.

Coal may still be king, but solar is where the power is (with video)

Dear Ms. Morissette: THIS is how you do irony. The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, flipped the switch yesterday on solar array in an attempt to save money and preserve the history of coal country.

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