Net Metering Gets a Lifeline in South Carolina Solar advocates are hopeful they’ll get to keep the policy that has enabled South Carolina’s rooftop solar market to grow. 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 … Continue reading Net Metering Gets a Lifeline in #South_Carolina
INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes GOSHEN — The slowing gain of jobs in the Indiana solar power industry is being viewed as a one-time occurrence for a segment of the economy that has been thriving. One of the industry’s advocacy organizations, The Solar Foundation based in Washington, D.C., reported … Continue reading INDIANA IN-DEPTH: Solar advocates believe industry will overcome net metering changes
Kentucky’s Solar Industry Working To Rewrite Net Metering Bill Kentucky solar advocates want state regulators to consider the benefits of residential solar, but they say that won’t happen under the latest version of a net metering bill under consideration in the state General Assembly. Last week, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a revised version … Continue reading #Kentucky ’s Solar Industry Working To Rewrite Net Metering Bill
DOE prepares report to Congress on net metering The Department of Energy is working on a study to Congress weighing the cost and benefits of net energy metering (NEM), a key method of support for distributed rooftop solar. The report could be consequential for the solar industry. The author of the provision in the Energy … Continue reading DOE prepares report to Congress on net metering
Which solar incentive would you choose? Net metering, battery storage or both? The JEA board Tuesday will consider four major solar advancements and a major solar net metering policy change for this community. Three of the four advancements should be applauded but the battery storage incentive and net metering policy change should undergo more discussion … Continue reading Which solar incentive would you choose? Net metering, battery storage or both?
Massachusetts energy storage, net metering, and capacity market inquiry Massachusetts utility regulators have opened an inquiry to investigate the eligibility of energy storage systems paired with net metering facilities to net meter and the qualification and bidding of certain net metering facilities in the Forward Capacity Market administered by ISO New England Inc. The existing … Continue reading Massachusetts energy storage, net metering, and capacity market inquiry
DOE seeks stakeholder input, data for net metering cost-benefit study The DOE document notes that net metering is one area where DOE could provide technical assistance to state policymakers, especially since the energy policy is state-driven. “As part of this study, DOE seeks stakeholder input on existing studies (2012-present) assessing the costs and benefits of … Continue reading DOE seeks stakeholder input, data for net metering cost-benefit study
Net metering for solar a benefit to all ratepayers, growing industry Last week a bill was halted in the Kentucky Senate that would have undermined the use of solar energy and threatened the loss of many jobs in Kentucky’s emerging solar industry. Senate Bill 214 was sponsored by Senator Jared Carpenter (R-Berea) but then withdrawn … Continue reading Net metering for solar a benefit to all ratepayers, growing industry
Nevada Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against NV Energy On Net Metering Changes NV Energy, the Nevada utility benefiting most from recent net metering changes made by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission, will now be a defendant in a class-action lawsuit filed by two individual PV system owners. The two plaintiffs, John Bamforth and Stanley Schone, argue … Continue reading #Nevada Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against #NV_Energy On Net Metering Changes
Are Solar PV and Net Metering the Elephant in the Room? ONE OF THE HOTTEST TOPICS in utility regulation today is what utilities and regulators could or should do about the rapid growth in distributed energy resources, most particularly rooftop solar. A recent NRRI research paper summarizes and catalogs over a hundred recently adopted changes … Continue reading Are Solar PV and Net Metering the Elephant in the Room?