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Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

SEIA Offers Deep Dive into Locational Value and Time of Use Rates in New White Paper

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing its in-depth look at state-level efforts to modernize the electric utility grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released today the latest installment in its white paper series, Improving Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization.  

Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017

Solar Market Insight Report 2016 Year In Review

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 March 9, 2017

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016

Polls Show Sharp Momentum Shift on Florida Amendment 1

Polls conducted this past week indicate a sharp momentum shift on the anti-solar Amendment 1 ballot initiative in Florida. As public backlash mounts, the electric utility interests funding the deceptively worded amendment have doubled down, reportedly spending another $3.5 million to continue to deceive Floridians.

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015

50 States of Solar Q3 2015

NC Clean Energy Technology Center and Meister Consultants Group released the Q3 2015 edition of 50 States of Solar. This report covers state level distributed solar policy across the country. The largest amount of state policy changes was due to residential fixed charge increases at 26 actions across 18 states. Following this were alterations to net metering policies with 22 actions across 19 states.Some of the key policy developments in Q3 2015 are as follows:1.      Utility-Led Rooftop Solar Expands2.      California faces uncertainty with net metering

Friday, Sep 04, 2015

Solar Market Insight Report 2015 Q2

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 September 9, 2015.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

RAPID Solar Toolkit

Working on solar project is a multiyear venture that requires following regulations and gathering permits during each phase of the project. Search below for information overviews on specific topics to discover some of the regulatory nuances for particular jurisdictions. To help navigate the regulatory process and point you toward specific actions and permits, review the detailed flowcharts provided in the flowchart library.

Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014

Bridges to New Solar Business Models: Opportunities to Increase and Capture the Value of Distributed Solar Photovoltaics

In this report, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, investigates opportunities to optimize and demonstrate DPV’s value as it is integrated into the grid to utilities, customers, and solar companies alike.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

Solar Energy Can Be Game Changer For States

With the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) annual meeting kicking off on Saturday, I wanted to take a moment to welcome the commissioners to San Francisco and talk a little about how important solar power is to the health of our nation, our economy and our grid.

Monday, Oct 06, 2014

Rethinking Standby & Fixed Cost Charges: Regulatory and Rate Design Pathways to Deeper Solar PV Cost Reductions

Utilities have taken on the practice of applying standby and fixed cost charges specific to solar PV for customers choosing to go solar as a means to recover costs resulting from net energy metering (NEM). These charges are not the most efficient or best means for utilities to recover costs and this report finds that an integrated approach that includes the items below will allow for both effective utility cost recovery and minimal impact on the U.S. PV market. 

Monday, Jul 21, 2014

Integrating Solar PV in Utility System Operations

As solar PV continues to expand, utilities are increasingly conducting studies on how best to integrate these resources into the grid. Argonne National Laboratory has released their most recent study on the topic which examines the decisions and processes made in the day-ahead, hour-ahead and real time markets.

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