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California Extends Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Installations

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 1340, which extends the existing property tax exclusion for newly constructed, active solar energy systems by...

NREL Debuts Ordinance Databases for Siting Solar, Wind Energy Projects

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning laws and ordinances in...

Georgia PSC Approves Clean Energy Plan Offering More Solar Resources

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) has voted to approve a solar resource plan that should result in an increase in Georgia Power’s solar...

New Jersey Surpasses 4 GW of Solar Installations

New Jersey has surpassed 4 GW of installed solar power, enough to provide electricity to over 500,000 New Jersey households annually, reports the New...

Mississippi PSC Modifies Net Metering Rules

The Mississippi Public Service Commission, in a bipartisan, vote has approved amendments to the former Net Metering and Interconnection Rules, now referred to as...

Hawaii Governor Focuses on Clean Energy Transition with New Laws

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a package of bills that advance the governor’s priorities to fight climate change and transition to a...

New R.I. Law Requires State to Offset Electricity with Renewable Energy by 2033

Gov. Dan McKee has signed historic legislation into law to substantially increase renewable energy production and supply by requiring that 100% of Rhode Island’s...

Duke Energy Works with N.C. Solar Installers on Gradual Net Metering Transition

Duke Energy has reached an agreement with solar installers in North Carolina to provide a gradual transition option from existing net metering programs for...
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New SEIA Nonprofit Serves to Advance Solar Industry Research, Policies

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is launching a 501(c)3 nonprofit to accelerate the transition to carbon-free electricity through clean energy research and analysis. The...

DeSantis Vetoes Florida Net Metering Bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed the recently passed CS/CS/HB 741 – Net Metering bill, which requires the Public Service Commission (PSC) to revise...

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