A FERC order to modify PJM's rules on interconnection represents significant win for solar.
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SEIA filed an answer to comments and protests from utilities on its interconnection filing on April 11, 2012.
"Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States" shows methods for comparing the relative costs of PV electricity capacity based on solar resources.
This study report reviews four sets of interconnection procedures that regulators often consider when developing state and local procedures. As a framework for review, the report uses the grading criteria developed by the Network for New Energy Choices (NNEC) and used that organization’s review of state interconnection procedures.
Some states and utilities require installation of UEDS between PV power systems and the utility grid as a device to ensure line worker safety. However, eight states and many major utility companies have recognized that safety devices and features already part of all code-compliant PV systems make the UEDS redundant and have eliminated its requirement.
The report reviews the efficacy of existing laws and regulations to protect solar access for new and existing buildings and recommends specific measures to improve and ensure solar access for those planning to use solar energy systems on homes and commercial buildings.
The latest Solar Market Insight report from SEIA and GTM Research shows that U.S. solar energy installations soared by 109% in 2011 to 1,855 megawatts.
The SEIA Major Solar Projects List includes ground-mounted solar power plants 1 MW and larger that are operating, under construction, or under development.
SEIA requests that the Commission provide a solar-only alternative to the 15 percent screen, and invites PJM to participate in the rulemaking process should the Commission initiate one.
This presentation covers the basics of solar photovoltaic technology, markets and policy.