Solar News – Page 6

U.S. Senators Introduce Community Solar Consumer Choice Act

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced the Community Solar Consumer Choice Act of 2017. The Senate bill, S.1670, would make permanent an existing U.S. Department of Energy program that promotes community solar by providing technical [Read More]

PG&E Offers New Funding Under Affordable Housing Solar Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

California utility Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has announced $10.3 million in funding available for its customers under the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program, a state program that offers rebates for affordable solar energy to families in disadvantaged [Read More]

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Citing the importance of the legislation for the solar industry, Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law H.B.589, a comprehensive energy bill that is expected to help boost North Carolina’s solar sector but also establishes a moratorium on new wind farm [Read More]

JPMorgan Chase Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Adding to the growing list of major companies going all-in on renewables, financial services firm JPMorgan Chase has set a new goal to source renewable power for 100% of its global energy needs by 2020. The firm has over 5,500 properties [Read More]

Judge Approves SunEdison’s Plan To Emerge From Chapter 11

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 27, 2017

More than a year after filing voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, SunEdison has now been granted approval to exit Chapter 11 and reorganize as planned, despite opposition from shareholders and investors. According to a report from Bloomberg, [Read More]

Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program Reaches ‘Impressive’ Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 27, 2017

The Connecticut Green Bank recently announced its commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program has reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed project financing. The solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency projects, which vary in size and scope, [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A new Environment America report offers some stats highlighting the rapid rise of solar, wind and other clean energy technologies in the U.S.

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge To New York’s Clean Energy Standard

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A federal court says that New York’s plan to advance clean energy and reduce climate pollution is constitutional, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a [Read More]

S.C. Utility Reaches Customer-Scale Solar Power Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has announced its customers are producing 43 MW of electricity from their own solar generating systems – that’s more than 1% of the five-year retail peak demand on SCE&G’s system, exceeding the goal [Read More]

New Hampshire Halts Renewable Energy Rebate Programs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 26, 2017

Citing budget constraints and an influx of waitlisted applications, New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently announced the temporary closure of the state’s Residential Solar and Wind Rebate Program and Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program. According to the regulator, [Read More]