For solar advocates who live in apartments or have shady roofs, or those who don’t have the means to install their own array but want to be part of the solar movement, there’s community solar. But not so much in Pennsylvania.
Georgians who install solar panels on their homes or businesses should not have to pay a special fee proposed by Georgia Power, utility regulators said Friday.
Three new community-owned solar PV facilities have gone online in Colorado this week. There are now 10 shared utility-scale arrays operating in the state. In addition, Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has an additional 10 facilities, representing nearly 5 MW, are in development.
Hawaiian Electric Co. is now allowing more than 200 Oahu customers who already had solar photovoltaic contracts before it made changes to its interconnection policies to go ahead and connect to the grid, according to Sen. Mike Gabbard, chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Environment.
FERC has announced that all entities providing reactive power service must have a rate schedule on file with the Commission. Recognizing the significance of this decision, FERC also announced that it will be holding a workshop to discuss the specifics of this policy change and how parties will be expected to implement the new requirements.
The IRS has released new guidance (Notice 2013-70) (the “Guidance”) in the form of a Q-and-A interpreting tax credits available to individual taxpayers under IRC Section 25D (Residential Energy Efficient Property) (the “25D Credit”) and IRC Section 25C (Nonbusiness Energy Property). Particularly noteworthy are the Questions and Answers interpreting the eligibility of off-site installations and net-metering arrangements on individual taxpayers’ eligibility to take the 25D Credit, specifically Questions and Answers 25 and 26
John D. Quackenbush, chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) and Steve Bakkal, director of the Michigan Energy Office today submitted the renewable energy final report part of Governor Rick Snyder’s energy initiative. “The report issued today thoroughly examines factual information on renewable energy and lays out various scenarios for the Governor and Michigan Legislature to consider as they discuss next steps for Michigan’s energy future.”
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announced today that eight training organizations and individual instructors in clean energy were recently awarded the prestigious IREC Credential.
On October 17, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established an energy storage target of 1,325 megawatts for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric by 2020, with installations required no later than the end of 2024.“This decision represents an important first step in encouraging the storage market and supporting grid reliability,” said Commissioner Carla J. Peterman, the lead Commissioner for this proceeding.
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced the availability of four multifamily Job Task Analyses (JTAs) for the home energy upgrade industry.