With states struggling to come up with sound policy on distributed solar, researchers try to find commonalities that can help provide insight.
Duke Energy has been amenable to big solar that doesn’t challenge its business model; residential solar might be a whole different ballgame.
Analyst IHS says the utilities’ pushback against full-retail solar net metering schemes won’t be a huge factor in 2014.
SolarCity, the residential solar provider that went public with some skepticism, continues to grow outlandishly, and its stock has skyrocketed.
Community solar wins big in California, and a complicated but apparently positive net metering legislation also goes to the governor.
Xcel is ready to use more utility-scale renewables in Colorado, but seems to be souring on distributed solar; advocates say it could be an $11 million mistake.
Xcel, Colorado’s largest electricity provider, is seeking net-metering changes that could undervalue solar’s grid benefits and slow its growth.
A private university in South Carolina wants to install more solar power, but state laws draw the line at 100 kilowatts for nonresidential systems.
Minnesota enacts a 1.5 percent solar requirement and makes several other moves that advocates say could boost clean energy.
CPS Energy says it will hold off at least a year on a plan that would have slashed the value of solar power produced on San Antonio rooftops.