Tagged Net Metering

SEIA says South Carolina legislature missed a chance to grow solar

By Kelsey Misbrener SEIA expressed disappointment over the lack of action on solar policy in the Palmetto State. Going forward, SEIA calls on the 2019 South Carolina Legislature to pass legislation that eliminates the state’s net metering cap and encourages utilities to buy more low-cost solar power from independent producers. Lawmakers left those provisions out…

Nexamp completes community solar project for Harrington HealthCare System

By Kelsey Misbrener Nexamp announced the completion of its 25th community solar project in Massachusetts. Located on the Webster campus of Harrington HealthCare System, the facility was recently approved for operations after having completed construction at the end of 2017. Through the Commonwealth’s popular net metering program, Harrington HealthCare will realize the benefit of direct…

SEIA raises concerns about Connecticut net metering bill

By Kelsey Misbrener Following is a statement by Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), in response to the energy bill the Connecticut Senate passed this week: “While we are in favor of legislation that genuinely advances solar energy, we have concerns about this bill. We support stronger…

South Carolina Tries, Tries Again To Reach Solar Compromise

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened: After utilities snuck in the back door and stabbed a bill that would have eliminated a nonsensical net metering cap to death, solar advocates are trying one last Hail Mary in an attempt to save solar jobs in the Palmetto State. As you know (if…

Nevada solar applications increase after passage of net metering bill

By Kathie Zipp (click to enlarge) The rooftop solar industry is shining once again in Nevada. NV Energy’s most recent annual plan noted a strong increase in applications for its SolarGenerations rooftop solar program following key state policy changes in 2017 that put the market back on track. SolarGenerations applications went from 287 in 2016…

Net Metering Gets a Lifeline in South Carolina

By [email protected] House representatives in South Carolina passed a measure late Wednesday night that would raise the state’s net metering cap from 2 percent to 4 percent, allowing future rooftop solar customers to earn a credit for the excess power they produce. Amendment 9, approved as part of the state’s budget bill (HB 4950), gives…

Connecticut Catastrophe, Part 2: Solar Consumers Are NOT Utilities

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened: Yesterday, I promised you more information on why pending legislation in Connecticut that would eliminate net metering would be a disaster for the solar industry. Yesterday, we dealt with the idea of “simultaneous consumption” argument (a compensation scheme so complicated you need an accounting degree…

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