Monthly Archives: December 2012

News from DSIRE: 12/21/12

    CALIFORNIA – Sales Tax Incentive Extended to Agricultural PV California provides a partial exemption of the state’s sales and use tax for farm equipment and machinery. The California State Board of Equalization recently issued a special notice clarifying

Revisions update the IREC ISPQ Standard 01022: we want your input

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) is undertaking a revision process to update the IREC ISPQ Standard 01022 to improve the IREC Credentialing Program and ensure its validity to the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The IREC Credentialing Program

December 2012 Connecting to the Grid Newsletter

WHAT’S NEW AS OF DECEMBER 2012?   Note from the Editor Island in the Storm: Solar power shines when the grid goes down In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and future superstorms that threaten to hit with increasing frequency, I

Ohio PUC explores changes to net metering rules

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio  recently  requested  comments on a set of draft rules, in Case  No.12-2050-EL-ORD, regarding “a variety of net metering issues as well as the implementation of a standard market- based rate for electricity and capacity

Georgia PSC approves major new solar initiative

On November 20, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) in a 5-0 vote approved Georgia Power’s new solar initiative — the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (“GPASI”).  The initiative creates the largest voluntarily developed solar portfolio from an investor-owned utility. 

Louisiana PSC considers staff report on net metering

Earlier in March of this year, the Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC) sought comments on issues such as the costs associated with net metering, any cross-subsidization that may occur and whether third-party ownership should be allowed for net metering customers. 

ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative Seeks Participants to Help Develop Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap

New York, December 10, 2012: With its potential to fuel job creation, bolster energy independence, and fuel the U.S. economy, energy efficiency has been attracting a lot of well-deserved attention in recent years. However, realizing its full promise will require

Looking for Solar Licensing Info? Let IREC’s Solar Licensing Database Help

With the continuing evolvement of licensing requirements for photovoltaic and solar thermal installers, IREC provides a valuable database of specific state-by-state licensing information. This important resource for policy makers, practitioners, consumers, and anyone else looking for solar licensing information in the

News from DSIRE: 12/7/12

  HAWAII – DOR Issues More Guidance on Renewables Tax Credit Because the rules for calculating Hawaii’s tax credit for solar and wind energy will change in 2013 (pursuant to temporary administrative rules issued last month), the Department of Revenue


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