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A Refresher On Current Solar Tax Incentives: It’s Important To Act Fast

For several years, certain federal, state and local tax incentives have been available to promote, among other things, the importance of renewable...

Bye-Bye, Bifacial

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative last week announced that it is eliminating the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from the...

Wind Solar Alliance Report Quantifies Impact Of Electricity Market Reforms

A new report from the Wind Solar Alliance (WSA) finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic could...

FERC Proposal Would ‘Effectively Gut’ PURPA, Says Commissioner

In a move being denounced by clean energy groups, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed to "modernize" its regulations governing...

Lawmakers Propose Bill To Make Solar More Accessible For Low-Income Families

U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., leaders of the Senate Environmental Justice Caucus, have introduced legislation designed to make...

U.S. Senators Propose Bill To Streamline Solar Permitting

U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced a bill that would provide state and local governments with voluntary...

SEIA Calls On FERC To Enforce Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has filed a proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to address what SEIA says are long-standing...

Report: U.S. Solar Has Grown 40-Fold Since 2009

Since 2009, the U.S. has increased its solar power generation 40-fold and upped its electric production from wind by more than 270%,...

Renewables Top Coal For Second Month In A Row

Renewable energy sources - biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind - accounted for more than a fifth (20.3%) of net domestic electrical...

Five-Year Solar ITC Extension Proposed In House And Senate

Two companion bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to call for an extension of the solar investment tax credit...