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The Ins And Outs Of De-Risking Renewable Energy Investments

The following is adapted from Energy Innovation's Designing Climate Solutions: A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy.Reducing the risk of investment in renewable energy projects is...
community solar

What To Know About New Jersey’s New Community Solar Program

On Oct. 1, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) proposed rules establishing a three-year Community Solar Energy Pilot Program, allowing utility customers...
solar

Solar Developers Must Be Mindful Of Looming ITC Deadlines

News broke at the end of July that American Electric Power Co. (AEP) scuttled plans to develop an approximately $4.5 billion, 2 GW wind...
air pollution

MIT: Air Pollution Can Put A Dent In Solar Power

A study reported by MIT News finds lost revenue can be millions of dollars annually and suggests ways to quantify haze-related reductions in solar panel...
tax credits

Solar Owners Must Have The Correct Tax Appetite To Match Their Solar Energy Credits

One of the major reasons taxpayers are drawn to business opportunities in the solar space are the benefits provided by solar energy tax credits. Although...
solar

What To Know About The IRS’ New Solar ITC Guidance

On June 22, the IRS released Notice 2018-59, guidance that provides rules to determine when a solar project begins construction for investment tax credit...
solar tax credit

IRS: Solar Energy Storage Upgrade Is Eligible For Tax Credit

In a new letter ruling (PLR 201809003) issued on March 2, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that a residential behind-the-meter solar energy storage...
america

A State-By-State View Of U.S. Renewable Energy In 2017

As part of its Electric Power Monthly series, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its year-end 2017 energy figures this week, detailing electricity production, use and...
carbon pricing

Is Massachusetts Ready For Carbon Pricing?

A panel at MIT explores the benefits, costs and political challenges of carbon pricing, as reported by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Mark...

Utilities, Municipalities Are Warming Up To Solar Power

As the solar revolution picks up even more speed, a growing number of utilities and municipalities are jumping on the bandwagon, but they need...

Pennsylvania’s SREC Fix Hits A Snag

Last fall, Pennsylvania lawmakers set out to fix a problem with the state's 2004 Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS).No, the problem they took...

The Bigger Picture: U.S. Trade Tariffs And The Global PV Module Industry

The U.S.' Section 201 trade case has finally reached a conclusion, but several questions about the details remain. This situation is understandably generating confusion...