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Virginia Schools Now Permitted to Use Net Metering, Solar Finance Programs

Local government officials and Appalachian Power Co. (APCO) say schools and localities in the utility’s territory will be permitted to use net metering and...

Hecate One Step Closer to Constructing Huge NY Solar Project

Hecate Energy has filed an application with the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES) to construct a 500 MW solar farm...

NV Energy’s Updated IRP Proposes Two New Solar+Storage Projects

NV Energy has made its triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN), laying out a strategy to...

Public Service Commission Finalizes South Carolina Net Metering Policies

The South Carolina Public Service Commission has issued final rules for net metering in South Carolina.  The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) worked collaboratively with...

New Jersey Launches First Community Solar Project Constructed on Former Landfill

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s Office of Climate Action and the Green Economy and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) have launched...

Cuomo Sets Stage for New York’s First ‘Build-Ready’ Solar Development

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a lease-option agreement for the first "Build-Ready" site in New York.  Under the agreement, the New York...

Michigan Legislators Introduce Bills to Expand Access to Community Solar

Michigan residents and communities would be able to participate in Michigan’s growing solar economy under bipartisan legislation recently introduced by State Reps. Michele Hoitenga,...

NYSEIA: Regulatory Barriers Impeding New York Community Solar Market

New York could build on its strong community solar track record and expand solar access to hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers by lowering...

Schneider Electric XW Pro Solar Hybrid Inverter Now SGIP-Eligible

Schneider Electric Solar, a company that specializes in solar technology and energy management, says its XW Pro solar hybrid inverter is now eligible for...

New Jersey Community Solar Program Receives Record Number of Applicants

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has received a record 410 applications to participate in Year 2 of its Community Solar Energy...

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