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Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Report: Renewables Don’t Threaten U.S. Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

A new report by Analysis Group has answered questions posed two months ago by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. The result? Nope, there’s no evidence [Read More]

Florida Governor Signs Popular Pro-Solar Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 19, 2017

With his signature, Gov. Rick Scott has “answered the will of the voters,” according to a state senator.

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Restore Rooftop Solar Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

As promised, Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., has signed into law a bill to almost fully restore net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada. Solar advocates have praised the legislation, A.B.405, which is expected to revive the state’s struggling rooftop solar market. [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.

SEIA: Suniva Trade Petition Would ‘Kill’ 88,000 Solar Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) claims an estimated 88,000 jobs, about one-third of the current U.S. solar workforce, would be lost next year if Suniva gets trade protections the company proposed in its petition with the U.S. International Trade [Read More]

Study: Community Solar Poses Significant Opportunity For Connecticut

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

During a press conference on Wednesday, Connecticut state lawmakers and clean energy advocates presented a new report revealing the local jobs and economic benefits that could result from community solar. The report, “Community Solar: Ready to Work for Connecticut,” shows [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

Greenbacker Acquiring More Residential Solar From TerraForm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC has signed a $6 million purchase and sale agreement for 1,252 operating residential PV solar systems from a subsidiary of TerraForm Power. The systems have an aggregate generating capacity of [Read More]

Residential Solar Company Sunnova Raises Almost $1 Billion 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 13, 2017

Residential solar service provider Sunnova Energy Corp. has raised aggregate capital of nearly $1 billion in the past three months after closing a $140 million round of debt funding with CIT Group and other investors this past week, with CohnReznick [Read More]