Tagged Legal

SEIA says IRS’s ITC guidance will help solar projects take off

By Kelsey Misbrener The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. The guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC):…

Intersolar 2018: Show award winners push technology boundaries

Three solar companies were winners of the Intersolar Awards during a packed Intersolar Europe in Munich, Germany this year. In 2018, the industry judges were said to have focused on product solutions that exploited design characteristics to achieve the best possible results. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: PV-Tech

Huawei responds to SolarEdge lawsuit

By Kathie Zipp On Monday, SolarEdge announced that it was filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Huawei Technologies and Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf, as well as WATTKRAFT Solar, a German distributor for Huawei. The lawsuit asserts unauthorized use of patented technology, which is prohibited by law, and is intended to protect SolarEdge’s investment in its DC-optimized…

Pennsylvania Governor Sets Aggressive PACE For Clean Energy Growth In The Keystone State

By Frank Andorka Harrisburg, Pennsylvania By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation designed to open up more clean-energy investment in the state by creating a statewide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program into law. PACE is a financing mechanism that enables low-cost, long-term funding for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and…

Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan #VT

By National Wind Watch Under Vermont State law (30 V.S.A. § 248), the state Public Utility Commission has absolute control over the construction of energy infrastructure, including large-scale renewable power generators such as solar farms and wind turbines. However, when a town has adopted an energy plan, the commission is required to “give substantial deference”…

FERC Commissioners Tell Senate: Coal, Nuke Bailout Unnecessary

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) commissioners appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and told the Senators what the rest of the world already knows: Water is wet. The Pope is still Catholic. And the nuclear and coal plant bailout Trump demanded…

Tesla Legal Battle Heats Up In Michigan

By Steve Hanley A federal judge in Michigan has ruled in favor of a request by Tesla asking for the release of communications between a lobbyist for the state’s auto dealers and state legislatures pertaining to a law prohibiting direct sales to Michigan residents. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

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