SACRAMENTO, Calif. & WASHINGTON, D.C. — Solar advocates, installers and industry associations applaud the California Energy Commission’s unanimous decision today to table the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s SolarShares proposal. SolarShares is the first shared solar proposal considered under the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that require all new homes to include solar energy.
Solar Industry Urges U.S. District Court to Reject Discriminatory Charges on Puerto Rico Solar Customers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an Amicus Brief filed today in federal court, the Solar Energy Storage Association of Puerto Rico (SESA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) urged United States District Judge Laura Taylor Swain to reject the proposed Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)’s over $8 billion in outstanding debt. The RSA would impose unfair charges upon customers who use solar energy, in open violation of Puerto Rico’s Act 17-2019. In particular, the RSA would:
With each passing day it seems like another large company, like Amazon or Target, announces new solar procurements or bold renewable energy commitments. These companies make the headlines, but the untold success story of solar power in America can be found in small businesses across the country that are making those deals happen.
What you need to know about solar energy treatment as your jurisdiction updates to newer versions of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030
According to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, an extension of the solar investment tax credit would result in an additional 82 gigawatts (GW) of solar deployment over the next ten years, which would drive $87 billion in economic investment and create 113,000 U.S. solar jobs.
The U.S. solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history, signaling promising future prospects for solar energy development.
On September 5, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released plans to reform and expand the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. SMART incentivizes cost effective solar and promises to double the amount of solar in the commonwealth at roughly half the cost of a previous program.