New Hampshire

New Hampshire bill to expand system sizes while setting new rates for net metering

SB 446 has passed the Senate and now heads the House for approval. The bill would allow systems up to 5 MW to participate in the state’s net metering program, with final rates to be set over the next three years.

New Hampshire solar rebate program hits a granite wall

The state’s Public Utility Commission froze the program on July 14, delaying processing until at least September and putting hundreds of applications on ice.

NCCETC: Net metering slowly shifting to value of solar

This quarter’s report on policies and rate design that affect distributed solar showed many of the same themes as previous reports, but also a glacial shift in approach.

New Hampshire reduces overall net metering credits, orders solar value study

The decision keeps generation and transmission portions of the net metering credits under 100 kW at 100%, but lowers distribution credit to 25% of its current retail value.

Net-metering discussion joined in New Hampshire

Another state in the Northeast is set to see a net-metering battle be joined as utilities and solar advocates filed competing proposals on the policy with the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

Vivint Solar reaches 100,000 customers

The residential solar installer has been getting back on its feet after the failed buy-out by SunEdison, including new offerings and expansion into new states.

SEIA seeks Midwest expansion

The national solar association is setting up a committee to focus on solar expansion in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin in a move designed to refocus the association on state-level policy battles, which are where most observers believe the future of solar will now be decided.

Guest Column: The Maryland override victory was great – now what’s next?

Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford says yesterday’s veto override of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act was a great (though not entirely unexpected) start to growing the state’s solar industry, it can’t be the end game. In this essay, he discusses what he thinks the next Maryland solar industry goal should be.

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New Hampshire PUC staff suggests net-metering tweaks

The state’s public utilities commission staff recommended four minor tweaks to the net-metering programs, but said the utility had not proven its cost-shifting case to its satisfaction and asked utilities to gather more data before final rates can be determined.

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.

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