There has been significant recent attention to the possibility of including demand charges in the electricity rates charged to residents and small businesses.
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In response to the growing popularity of rooftop solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs), some electric utilities have recently begun seeking ratemaking changes that would discourage customers from generating their own power and other
Net energy metering (NEM) is a billing mechanism that allows homeowners and businesses that generate their own electricity with their solar energy system to deliver power they do not use back into the grid and receive a credit.
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The extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) passed by Congress on December 19, 2015 will lead to sustained growth in the U.S. solar industry. By 2020, the industry will deploy more than 20 GW of solar electricity annually and employ more than 420,000 workers.
In an effort to better understand firefighter rooftop operations, the hazards that may be encountered when working around PV arrays, and the means in which these electrical hazards could be mitigated or substantially reduced, SEIA has commissioned DNV-GL to prepare a white paper.
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is the solar industry’s most important public policy. As such, SEIA commissioned an independent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) to analyze the impact of the ITC on the industry – and what the U.S. stands to lose if Congress lets this policy expire in 2016.
This White Paper was produced by SEIA and CohnReznick
The Solar Energy Industries Association is working hard to represent the industry from our Washington, DC headquarters. We have experts and professional advocates working to influence federal policy, however, when it comes to making a more personal impact with legislators, the power of grassroots advocacy cannot be underestimated. Congress needs to be reminded that the solar industry provides jobs and energy security in their states and districts.
Click here to see an overview of the ITC.