November 30, 2023

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

EMC Engineering Services
Treasury Department NOPR Seeks to Clarify IRA’s ITC Rules

The Treasury Department released guidelines for the Inflation Reduction Act’s investment tax credits for clean energy projects.

Grid Strategies
New Report Finds MISO, PJM Could Save Billions Through Interregional Tx Expansion
A new ACORE report concludes MISO and PJM could save ratepayers $15 billion in a little more than a decade if they build more interregional transmission.
ACP: Solar, Storage Soar in Record-breaking Q3; Wind Sputters

The U.S. grid added a record 5,551 MW of utility-scale solar, wind and storage in the third quarter of 2023, according to a new report released Wednesday from the American Clean Power Association.

Solar, Enviro Groups Forge Plan to Accelerate Renewable Deployment
Solar capacity could increase fivefold by 2033, with projects covering 10 million acres.
Solar Energy Industries Association
FERC Blocks Solar Group’s Contest of MISO Ban on Renewable Ancillary Services
FERC ruled it’s appropriate for MISO to continue to preclude renewable resources from providing ancillary services in its markets, countering a solar trade group’s complaint.
FERC Order 2023 Gets Rehearing Requests from Around the Industry
FERC got rehearing requests on its interconnection queue reforms in Order 2023 this week from around the industry.
Pa. PUC Proposes Guidelines for Distribution-level Storage
Pennsylvania regulators approved a policy statement that proposes guidelines for when utilities can use storage resources to increase reliability and resilience on the distribution system.
Commerce Dept. to Reimpose Tariffs on SE Asian Solar Manufacturers

The Commerce Department's ruling highlights the conflict between U.S. solar industry's ambitious targets for market growth and its ongoing dependence on China for key components.

The White House
The IRA at 1: Implementing at Speed and Scale Remains Key Challenge
One year on, implementation of the IRA has not been smooth or easy, and four out of 10 registered voters say they know nothing about the law.
Wood Mackenzie/EIA
WoodMac: New Solar Hits 54% of New Generation in US in Q1
Recent reports from industry analyst Wood Mackenzie show new solar soaring but energy storage slumping.

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