In another baffling tale of state’s solar-policy split personality, the Treasure State is planning a 480-acre solar farm while the legislature simultaneously tries to snuff out its nascent solar industry.
Under the guise of creating “consumer protections” from unscrupulous installers, two companion bills in the state place such onerous requirements on solar companies that it could significantly slow down the industry’s progress in the state. Other legislation moving through New Mexico’s legislature would boost solar. Will the real New Mexico solar policy please stand up?
The New Mexico power producer has always wanted to serve its customers with renewable energy, but was severely limited by a previous contract. Now, thanks to a landmark FERC ruling and a new ‘angel’ wholesale-electricity supplier, the co-op can finally reach its goals.
NextEra is building a second PV project also 70 MW-AC in capacity, which should be online at the end of this month.
Enphase Energy announced at SPI 2016 that it has begun canvassing its U.S. distributor network to gauge interest for mass orders of its AC Batteries, which were launched in Australia last month, resulting in 70,000 units being reserved for shipment by distributors over the next 12 months.
New Mexico regulators have approved a settlement under which a utility request to increase fees on its customers with rooftop solar was nullified, which also reduces fees for agricultural customers.
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