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Senators Push For Expanded Solar ITC Eligibility For Storage

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo., are asking for clarification on the eligibility of energy storage projects for the solar investment...
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...
tariffs

SunPower Announces Solar Tariff Exemption

SunPower has announced a tariff exemption for its interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells and modules.According to the company, the Office of the U.S. Trade...
solar

Tariffs Have Clearly ‘Dampened’ U.S. Solar Market, According To Q2 Results

Though the U.S. solar market has experienced a tumultuous few quarters since the government began considering tariffs on imported solar modules and cells last year,...
solar

Solar, Wind Account For Nearly 10% Of Nation’s Electrical Generation

Renewable energy sources – biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind – accounted for nearly 20% of net domestic electrical generation during the first half...
coal

U.S. EPA Officially Proposes Clean Power Plan Replacement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule, which establishes emission guidelines for states to use when developing plans to...
solar

The Case For Solar As A Way To Reduce Our Reliance On Foreign Energy

Wartime technologies have always had a habit of working their way into post-war civilian applications - everything from microwaves to GPS to the internet,...
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...
cost

How Much Could A Coal And Nuclear Bailout Cost The U.S.?

In response to the Trump administration's proposed plan to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants across the country, The Brattle Group - a...
scott pruitt

Pruitt Out, Wheeler In At The EPA

Scott Pruitt is officially out as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had accepted Pruitt's...
ferc

FERC Commissioner Powelson Stepping Down

Robert F. Powelson, a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has announced his resignation to become president and CEO of the National...
grid

New Group To Educate Electric Reliability Regulators On Clean Energy

GridLab and Grid Strategies LLC have launched a new educational effort, CleanNERC, designed to represent the interests of clean energy technologies and increase the...