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Utilities Bid To Own Rooftop Solar Even As They Oppose It

July 15th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Four years have passed since ILSR’s initial report on utility-owned rooftop solar, and this 2019 update shows small growth but some potentially large repercussions. This update rehashes the costs and benefits, updates the progress of the four initial programs, highlights a few new programs, and discusses the wider implications


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Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase 7 MW of Distribution-Scale Solar Energy

May 21st, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Five electric distribution cooperatives in Texas have signed agreements to purchase 7 megawatts (MW-dc) of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supply of cost-effective and clean energy to their members while increasing local system resilience


C2 Energy Capital To Build Up C&I Solar Portfolio To 400 Megawatts

May 6th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

C2 Energy Capital plans to increase the size of its commercial and industrial-focused solar portfolio by a factor of four, to 400 megawatts within two years, says Richard Dovere, the co-founder and managing member of the New York-based company


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Caffeine Wakes Up Perovskite Solar Cells

April 26th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Researchers at UCLA have created perovskite solar cells that are 25% more efficient and longer lasting than current cells. What's the secret ingredient? Caffeine.


Dominion Energy & Facebook Announce 350 Megawatts Of New Solar

April 23rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

American power and energy company Dominion Energy announced in conjunction with Facebook on Monday that it would add six new solar facilities in Virginia and North Carolina totaling 350 megawatts (MW) for the sole purpose of supplying electricity to Facebook's local operations. 


West Virginia Rethinks Quashing Solar Net Metering

March 25th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

West Virginia has called for a time-out in its four-year effort to rewrite solar net metering rules to the detriment of both solar hosts and solar installers, thanks to a massive campaign by Solar United Neighbors that mustered over 1,000 public comments


New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new report on the issue


US Solar Tariffs To Cost Customers $236.5 Million

October 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Solar import tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration in January are expected to cost the average residential customer $960 per solar system, adding up to what is essentially a $236.5 million tax imposed on American solar customers. 


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Centrica Expands Its Solar Capacity Into California With Acquisition of Vista Solar

October 5th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

International energy storage giant Centrica has expanded its solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) footprint on the west coast of the US with the acquisition of Vista Solar. We spoke with Stephen Prince, head of Centrica Business Solutions for North America about why the acquisition of Vista Solar made sense for Centrica and what it hints at for the future


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Solar Power Plants Stand Up Well To Hurricane Florence

September 23rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

The devastation visited on North Carolina by Hurricane Florence may be opening the eyes of some residents to the reality of climate change and the usefulness of microgrids during grid outages.


The State(s) Of Distributed Solar — 2017 Update

May 29th, 2018 | by John Farrell

Energy production from renewable sources continues to expand in the US at a rapid clip, thanks in no small part to the substantial growth of solar energy -- and distributed solar in particular -- in recent years. More states than ever are making solar a priority. But where have these gains been greatest, and what are the economic implications for residents from one state to the next


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Low & Behold, GOP Finds Solar Tariffs To Be A Bad Idea

May 23rd, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

What Happened: GOP Senators from solar states like North Carolina have suddenly discovered that President Trump’s tariffs on solar modules are a bad idea. (Who knew? Everyone. Everyone knew.)


What About Florida? Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, & Regulatory Backwardness In The Sunshine State — Part 10

March 4th, 2018 | by Danny Parker

I’ll close the series by offering two small informational gifts to my patient readers. One is my thoughts on how the Florida Public Service Commission might provide the right signals to help us to make better progress in the Sunshine State. After all, the utilities are simply doing what they can to maximize their profits within the rules of being a regulated monopoly. The rules are the problem



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