Massachusetts marches on the capital for solar power

Consumer Protection, Markets, Net Metering, Policy, Renewable Portfolio Standard, Residential Demand Charges, Solar Power
Over 100 solar workers visited the Massachusetts State House and held over 60 meetings with legislators and staff pushing positive political action on solar-related issues. May 17, 2018John WeaverThe State of Massachusetts is one of the nation’s leaders in solar power. The nation’s first grid connected solar power system was built here, and the SREC and SREC II programs deployed greater than 800 MW of solar power each, at rates faster than the state expected. This success has meant that employment in the industry peaked at over 15,000 at the end of 2016, and many billions of dollars in employment labor and electricity revenue has flowed from this.The Solar FoundationHowever, the industry has also taken a few broadside punches. At the end of both the SREC and SREC II programs…
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Salt River Project customers soaking up new energy storage incentive

Consumer Protection, Energy Storage, Markets, Salt River Project, Solar Power, Tesla
The $150/kWh-DC rebate launched with 4,500 spaces on May 1, and is down to 3,400 reservations only a week later. May 8, 2018John Weaver The Salt River Project (SRP), an electricity and water cooperative in Arizona, launched new incentives for energy storage on May 1. The program can be signed up for here.The utility is offering up to $1,800, in increments of $150 per DC-kWh, for an energy storage project installed at a home within the utility load zone. Customers will be required to pay a monthly service charge of $32.44 as part of the ‘Customer Generation Price Plan’ that is specifically designed for those using solar power.As of the launching of the incentive on May 1, there were 4,500 spaces available for the program. Currently, on the above sign…
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Commercial solar power strategically sited in San Diego

Clean Coalition, Commercial & Industrial PV, commercial and industrial, Consumer Protection, Energy Storage, Microgrid, NREL, Solar Power, Strategic Alliances
Clean Coalition, NREL and City of San Diego are working on solar siting and designing a feed-in-tariff program to drive grid resilience via distributed solar power. April 24, 2018John WeaverMore and more, solar power and solar power plus storage is being seen and deployed as a way to assist in the reliable operation of the electric grid. As the large majority of power outages are a result of power lines being damaged, and the technology and predictability of solar+storage keeps increasing – we’re finding that strategically distributing distributed generation resources (DER) has unique advantages.The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is coming together with the City of San Diego, non-profit Clean Coalition, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SD&E) to determine a city-wide plan for distributed solar plus energy storage with a…
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