Tagged Net Metering

Mississippi expands net-metering program, adds $3,000 solar rebate

By Kelsey Misbrener On Jan. 18, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) released its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the net-metering program, improve total compensation rates for solar customers and prioritize solar adoption for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers. The net-metering compensation remains set at 2.5 cents/kWh, but now allows an…

What you need to know about CPUC’s 2021 proposed changes to NEM

By Aurora Solar By Sunny Wang, Director of Government and Non-Profit Relations, Aurora Solar The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published their proposed decision for a successor net metering program as scheduled on December 13, 2021; referring to the successor as “Net Billing tariff” (instead of NEM-3). If it passes as is, it will destroy…

Sunrun completes 246-kW solar project across California affordable housing community

By Billy Ludt BRIDGE Housing, a community development organization, celebrated completing a 246-kW solar project portfolio installed across 94 homes in Suisun City, California. The Cottonwood Creek solar project is reducing tenants’ monthly energy bills by nearly $47 through net metering. “Installing solar helps residents save significantly on their utility bills while making our properties…

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. The Solar Energy Industries Association, the primary lobbying group for the industry, commended the years-long process to craft…

Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering

By Kelsey Misbrener Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians. Republican Sen. Jennifer Bradley introduced SB 1024, which aims to “revise and provide legislative findings relating…

Ohio Republicans introduce community solar-enabling legislation

By Kelsey Misbrener On October 12, Ohio Reps. Brian Baldridge and Laura Lanese, both Republicans, introduced House Bill 450 to permit community solar in the territories of the electric distribution utilities (EDUs). To date, community solar has not been available in EDU territories due to the inability for customers to participate in aggregate or virtual…

India’s rooftop solar capacity grew 517% year-over-year

By John Engel Follow @EngelsAngle India’s rooftop solar market is booming. India added 521 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter of 2021, representing an increase of 53% from the previous quarter and 517% year-over-year growth. That’s the latest from Mercom’s India Rooftop Solar Market Report Q2 2021– India’s best quarter for rooftop…

A solar settlement for the good of the grid

By John Farrell Originally published on ILSR.org Getting electricity customer-generators the compensation they deserve has been a battle in many states. Could a settlement between the utility and solar advocates squash net metering conflict for good? For this episode of the Local Energy Rules podcast, host John Farrell speaks with Thad Culley, Senior Regional Director…

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