The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that solar has the greatest technical potential capacity of all renewables included in it's recent study.
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The webinar highlights emerging trends nationally and in some of the top state markets including demand, system and component cost declines and manufacturing output levels. Much of the discussion is framed around preliminary trade case results, the impact of the 1603 Treasury grant program and new state market dynamics.
On June 15, 2012, SEIA filed comments in PUCT Project No. 40268 addressing ERCOT's long-term resource adequacy issues. SEIA explained that solar is an ideal resource to meet Texas's growing electricity needs because it has a high effective peak capacity value, is quick to market, can be located in a geographically targeted manner, is highly modular and scalable, uses little to no water, and has minimal operating and maintenance costs and no fuel costs. SEIA also requested new pricing mechanisms for solar generation to better monetize solar's unique reliability services and the investor risk mitigation it provides.
On April 13, SEIA, in conjunction with the El Paso Solar Energy Association, filed a motion to intervene in Texas PUC Project No. 40094, an El Paso Electric rate case. As part of the rate case, El Paso Electric has proposed a $2.25 per kW charge for solar customers in its service territory for systems installed after December 31, 2012.
On February 6, 2012, SEIA filed reply comments in Texas PUC Project No. 39797, a rulemaking to implement SB 365 and SB 981, which are intended to clarify who may own renewable and natural gas distributed generation and eliminate regulatory hurdles to such ownership.
On January 23, 2012, SEIA filed comments in Texas PUC Project No. 39797, a rulemaking to implement SB 365 and SB 981, which are intended to clarify who may own renewable and natural gas distributed generation and eliminate regulatory hurdles to such ownership.
Scott Hunter, Renewable Energy Program Administrator with the Office of Clean Energy explains the new regulations governing the registration of projects for New Jersey's landmark Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program (SRP).
On July 2, 2012, the Calfornia Public Utilities Commission issued its 2012 California Solar Initiative Annual Program Assessment to the Legislature, showing that in 2011 California reached a major milestone by becoming the first state in the nati
This report prepared by the Brattle Group and sponsored by SEIA demonstrates that adding solar PV could have significantly reduced energy prices for electric customers in Texas during the summer of 2011.
U.S. Solar Market Insight™ is a collaboration between the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) and GTM Research that brings high-quality, solar-specific analysis and forecasts to industry professionals in the form of quarterly and annual reports. Released June, 2012.