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Thursday, Feb 15, 2024

California Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Repeal NEM 3.0 and Support the Rooftop Solar Market

Yesterday, Assemblymember Connolly introduced AB 2619, a bill that would direct the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to amend its net metering program for solar customers in California. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California state affairs director at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development.

Monday, Jan 29, 2024

A New Reality: The Path Forward for California’s Solar and Storage Industry

California’s rooftop solar and storage market is changing, and the industry is learning to operate in this new reality. California has been America’s top solar market for over a decade, installing more solar capacity than any state every year until Texas took over in 2021. While California reclaimed the number one ranking in 2022 and installations look strong in 2023, the shift in 2021 may be a preview of what is to come.

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023

Solar Poised for Record-Setting 2023 while Economic Challenges Mount

The U.S. solar industry added 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in Q3 2023, a 35% year-over-year increase as federal clean energy policies begin to take hold. As a result of this growth, the United States is expected add a record 33 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2023, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

Friday, Dec 01, 2023

CPUC Decisions Imperil Rooftop Solar in California, Jeopardizing the State’s Clean Energy Goals

A series of decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are devastating the state’s rooftop solar industry. Following a December 2022 decision to transition from net metering to a new net billing structure, the CPUC has approved additional rules that make it harder than expected for solar businesses to operate and for Californians to choose solar.

Friday, Nov 17, 2023

CPUC Undermines the Ability of California Schools, Farms, and Small Businesses to Choose Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that do not allow schools, farms and small businesses to benefit from their onsite solar consumption.

Thursday, Sep 07, 2023

Solar Market Insight Report 2023 Q3

The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market Insight report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released September 7, 2023.

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2023

Solar and Storage Advocacy in Full Force with High-Level Administration Meetings and Affiliate Summit in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, the Solar Energy Industries Association is hosting more than 100 solar executives in Washington to advocate for policies that open solar and storage markets and discuss strategy and direction for the leading trade group.

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2023

California Net Billing Info: Residential and Commercial Solar Customers

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a new program for businesses and residential customers installing solar. This program, called Net Billing, replaces the existing Net Energy Metering 2.0 (“NEM 2.0”) program and only applies to new on-site solar systems (a.k.a., “behind the meter systems”) for customers of PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. 

Friday, Mar 24, 2023

North Carolina Regulators Issue Order to Strengthen the State’s Rooftop Solar Market

RALEIGH, N.C. — On Thursday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued final orders in its net metering “Smart $aver” docket. The Commission approved a three-year glide path for solar customers to transition from monthly credits to a more dynamic time-of-use rate structure that incentivizes the use of solar when it is most valuable. The order also directs Duke Energy to open a solar plus storage program within 90 days, approves a $0.36/watt incentive to go solar, and approves another monetary incentive to encourage residential energy storage installations.   

Monday, Mar 20, 2023

Permitting Reform: Unleashing Clean Energy Jobs & Investment

The U.S. solar industry’s top priority for permitting reform is the speedy deployment of more transmission infrastructure that fairly distributes costs among everyone who benefits from it.

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