May 18, 2024

Rooftop solar

Sun Valley Solar Solutions
FERC Rejects PURPA Petition in Arizona Solar Case
FERC declined to act on a petition that accused the Salt River Project of violating PURPA with rates that discriminate against customers with rooftop solar.
NJ Offers Path Forward for Stalled, Stranded Solar Projects
New Jersey is trying to protect rooftop and other small-scale solar projects from the kind of developer failure that has affected projects across the country as installers wrestle with rising costs and interest rates.
Counterflow: Hair (and Pants) on Fire

The Washington Post’s warning that “America is running out of power” lacks context and distracts us from the real work at hand, says columnist Steve Huntoon.

American Clean Power Association
Can US Maintain Record Solar, Clean Power Growth?
The U.S. could nearly quadruple solar capacity in the next 10 years, according to a SEIA report, while a ACP report shows that delays on clean energy projects have put more than 60 GW of clean power capacity on hold.
Md. Cross-over Bills Aim to Remove Barriers to Clean Tech Deployment
With Maryland facing rising budget deficits, legislators are focusing on removing barriers to zero-emission technologies, rather than proposing new funding.
NJ Panel Backs Bill to Increase Distribution Capacity for Renewables
A New Jersey Senate panel OK'd a bill requiring utilities to upgrade their distribution infrastructure to increase their capacity for renewable generation.  
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley Lab Reports Narrowing Income Gap on Residential Solar
The 2023 edition of a federal rooftop solar demographic report finds the median household income of people installing solar systems has decreased but is still well above Americans as a whole.
Solar Landscape
New Jersey Senators Back Grid Connection Fee Revision
A Senate committee endorsed a revision of how clean energy grid connections are funded and advanced bills to give tax credits to help install EV charging stations and retrofit warehouses for rooftop solar.
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CEC-Stanford Energy Summit Calls for Equity in Energy Transition
Communities historically excluded from decisions around energy use must be given a greater role in the transition to a cleaner energy system, said participants at the CEC-Stanford Energy Innovation Summit.
Sun Valley Solar Systems
Petition Seeks PURPA Protections for Rooftop Solar
Solar advocates petitioned FERC to take enforcement action against SRP for setting rates that allegedly discriminate against customers with rooftop solar.

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