Solar Energy News

What's happening around the world in the solar industry and how it might affect you

Colorado solar advocates speak up for net metering

Read more...Rooftop solar advocates raised their voices in Colorado this week.

The Alliance for Solar Choice, a solar industry group focused on public policy, coordinated several events aimed at raising awareness and support for solar among Colorado lawmakers and regulators.

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NRG leading business model sea change for generators

Read more...NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’s biggest residential solar companies last week, making the utility a leader in adapting its business model to the changing energy landscape.

NRG announced that it purchased New Jersey-based Roof Diagnostics Solar last week. The solar installer, which has more than 475 employees across the country, will now operate under the name NRG Residential Solar Services.

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Vermont passes progressive net metering expansion

Read more...While utilities in a number of states throughout the country are fighting to scale back net metering programs for rooftop solar, Vermont has passed progressive net metering expansion legislation.

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Rooftop solar winning battles with utilities

Read more...The rooftop solar industry has had a triumphant couple of weeks in its defensive battles with utility companies over net metering policies.

Just this month, Utah, Washington, Louisiana and Vermont legislatures and regulators have chosen rooftop solar system owners’ interests over those of the utilities.

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Minnesota PUC approves first statewide value-of-solar tariff

Read more...Minnesota regulators voted this week to create the nation’s first value-of-solar tariff.

The 3 to 2 decision from the state’s Public Utility Commission makes a significant statement in the midst of controversy over net metering payments for rooftop solar customers in states from Vermont to Colorado.

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