This webinar was an opportunity to review the results and progress of renewable energy bills in states that SEIA is active or monitoring. These states include Massachusetts, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Colorado, New York, Texas, and Nevada. While many of these states legislative sessions had concluded, and final results of bills are available, some were still in session – and status updates were provided.
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SRECs have been critical to driving solar development on the East Coast. However, as market conditions become increasingly complex, what is the best strategy for financing projects in these SREC markets?
RE: D.P.U. No. 12‐120
Investigation by the Department of Public Utilities on its own motion regarding the service quality guidelines established in Service Quality Standards for Electric Distribution Companies
and Local Gas Distribution Companies, D.T.E. 99‐84 (2001) and amended in Service Quality Standards for Electric Distribution Companies and Local Gas Distribution Companies, D.T.E. 04‐
In 2012, the U.S. solar industry installed 3.3 GW of solar capacity, growing 76% over 2011's total. What happened in your state? Find out!
In Massachusetts, developers have faced a number of issues surrounding tax valuations of solar projects. In order to help provide a bit of clarity on this issue, SEIA has sought to collect the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreements of successfully completed projects. It is our hope that these documents will be a starting point for the Department of Energy Resources to compile a complete database that will provide local assessors the information and guidance needed to properly valuate solar arrays in their towns. In developing this list, we have limited ourselves to projects that have an executed agreement (PILOT or PPA) and a pulled building permit. The average agreement is approximately $6,500 per MW DC per year, normalized to a 20 year agreement.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) hereby responds to the notice issued on November 26, 2012, by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU), requesting comments no later than December 7, 2012, on the Distributed Generation (DG) Interconnection Working Group Report submitted to the DPU on September 14, 2012, and related proposed tariff language to implement Report recommendations filed with the DPU on October 31, 2012.