TASC Calls On Utilities To Come Clean On Anti-Solar Proposals

The Alliance for Solar Choice announced today it is launching a statewide campaign calling on California’s largest utilities to tell the truth about their anti-solar stance. California investor-owned utilities PG&E, SCE and SDG&E recently submitted proposals to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) designed to destroy the rooftop solar industry … [continued]

Solar Opportunity In South Carolina

Originally published on Solar Love. Last year, the South Carolina legislature passed Act 236, landmark legislation that enabled third-party solar leasing and established rules for equitable net metering rates within the state. According to the Coastal Conservation League, “Utilities, solar businesses, and conservation groups reached a settlement agreement in December … [continued]

Nevada Net Metering In Debate

Originally published on Solar Love. In Nevada, a debate is raging over what the proper net metering rate should be and who should set it. A net metering rate determines the amount of money utility companies have to pay residential customers who have rooftop solar systems for the excess electricity they feed … [continued]

How California’s AB 2188 Originated

Originally Published in the ECOreport Governor Jerry Brown did not realize how backwards California’s solar regulations were until he visited Germany in the summer of 2013. There were 500 jurisdictions back home, each with its own requirements and charges. Some are models of efficiency. Los Angeles’ web based system can … [continued]

Will Washington State Buck The Trend?

Originally Published by the ECOreport  Between 70% and 80% of California’s solar installations are leased from third party companies. This model has been reproduced throughout much of the US, but some Washington installers want to do something different. They believe that money raised from local taxpayers should be used to … [continued]