community solar

Vermont Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%

Source: Solar Industry Magazine Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been using as the limit on their NEM programs to 15% of peak load. The

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VEC first Wisconsin utility to construct community-owned solar

Source: LaCrosse Tribune Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) is bringing community-owned solar to Wisconsin. In partnership with national community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC), VEC will provide any member in its service territory the opportunity to own individual panels in a

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SunShot Opportunities: Weigh In and Mark Your Calendars!

The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative has just announced two new opportunities for solar energy stakeholders to get involved in SunShot’s work.

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Community solar finding its way to Pennsylvania through alternative ventures

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.

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IRS opens the door to expanded use of residential tax credits for shared solar

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

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Shared solar: do you pre-qualify?

Choose any of the following that may apply. A) Do you have a shaded roof or one that is not structurally designed to bear load? B) Do you rent or share your roof with other households or businesses? C) Is your

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IREC’s 9/21/10 webinar on community solar: if you missed it, catch the replay

IREC’s webinar on Tuesday, September 21, at 2pm EDT (1pm CDT, noon MDT, 11am PDT, 10am Alaska, 8am Hawaii) on Community Solar, is now available for viewing. Many utility ratepayers, such as renters or customers with shaded roofs, are unable

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IREC Announces Community Renewable Power Proposal

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. (IREC) announces the release of its Community Renewable Power Proposal, which incorporates “best practices” in facilitating co-investment in local renewable power facilities. IREC’s Proposal builds upon the best elements of community solar and renewables

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