Solar News – Page 7

Dominion Issues RFI On Renewable Energy Generation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 25, 2017

Virginia-based Dominion Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) to identify market participants interested in providing renewable generation purchase options to the company. The RFI supports the energy company’s proposed continuous renewable generation (CRG) rate schedules, recently filed with [Read More]

Environmental Groups, Solar Developer Reach Settlement Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 24, 2017

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development Inc.) have entered into a settlement agreement concerning the size [Read More]

New York Governor Expects Transmission Upgrade To Boost Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 24, 2017

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

U.S. House Rolls Out 100% Renewable Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]

SolarWorld Americas Launches Secondary Warranty Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 21, 2017

Oregon-based manufacturer SolarWorld Americas Inc. has announced the SolarWorld Assurance Warranty Protection Program, which the company says features supplemental protection plans for residential and small commercial customers. SolarWorld Americas’ standard coverage includes a 20-year product warranty and a 25-year performance [Read More]

California Moving Too Slowly On Customer-Sited Energy Storage

Contributors
Written by Laura Gray on July 20, 2017

Despite strong support and a creative push by CALSEIA at Intersolar N.A., a promising energy storage bill has died in committee.

Could Smart Inverters Play A Large Role In Illinois’ Energy Future?

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Written by Rebecca Goold on July 20, 2017

Last week, a federal judge protected Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to grow the state’s solar capacity to over 3,000 MW by 2030 – enough to power approximately half-a-million homes. The expected influx in distributed resources like [Read More]

Utility Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Settlement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

New Study Tallies U.S. Distributed Solar Policy Actions In Q2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the second quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of its [Read More]

N.Y. Launches Toolkit To Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a Solar PILOT Toolkit to assist the state’s municipalities in understanding and negotiating payment-in-lieu-of taxes (PILOT) agreements for solar projects larger than 1 MW, including community solar projects. [Read More]