Solar is meeting more than 10% of electric demand in three states

During the first nine months of 2017, Hawaii and Nevada joined California among the club of states that get more than 10% of their power from solar.

NV Energy seeks approval for $31-$34/MWh solar PPAs

The Nevada utility is seeking regulatory approval for three solar PPAs totaling 100 MW-AC, which have the lowest prices seen by pv magazine staff in the United States to date.

Are solar panels worth it?

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Solar Reviews CEO Andrew Sendy looks at return on investment for residential solar in various cities with very different levels of electricity costs.


Four U.S. governors urge ITC to reject the Suniva/SolarWorld petition

Only a day before the decision, four governors from leading solar states expressed their opposition to the Section 201 trade case. But will political pressure be enough?

Solar Diversity, Part II: Why is this industry so white?

Veteran reporter Frank Andorka gets granular with some shocking numbers from The Solar Foundation’s Diversity Study – and wonders aloud why women of color are getting the fuzziest end of the lollipop.

Nevada regulators deny potentially destructive rate hikes

In a victory for rooftop solar in the states, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission rejected NV Energy’s attempts to use Assembly Bill 405 to institute usurious rate changes that would have made solar’s economics tight for many potential customers.

Opposition rises to fast-tracked NV Energy rate plan

As the Nevada PUC puts NV Energy’s rate plan on an accelerated approval schedule, companies race to register their opposition before time runs out.

Tesla seeks $1.5 billion bond offering while shifting its solar strategy

The EV, battery and solar company continues to raise record amounts of cash as it ramps Model 3 production. At the same time, it’s emphasizing profitability from its solar business, which has undergone a significant transformation since the company bought SolarCity.


The empire strikes back: NV Energy uses net metering revival to change rates

The Nevada utility holding company’s response to mostly losing the latest battle over net metering in the state is to attempt to ram through a significant rate redesign which the solar industry says would impact not only solar but low-income customers.


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.

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