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Solar Licensing Database

IRECÔÇÖs National Solar Licensing Map provides the latest licensing, certification and other requirements impacting the solar industry.

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News from DSIRE: week of 7/25/11

  CALIFORNIA – Virtual Net Metering Approved The CPUC approved a virtual net metering pilot tariff in 2009 that allows a single PV system installed under the Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program to offset multiple tenantsÔÇÖ meters. After weighing feedback from stakeholders, the CPUC approved a proposed decision in mid-July to allow virtual net…

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News from DSIRE–week of 10/18/10

ARIZONA – SRP Offers Temporary Solution for PV Rebate Funding Woes SRP announced in early-October that continued high-participation rates have nearly drained the funds available for the current funding year of their PV incentive program.┬áAdditional funds for their residential and small commercial PV rebates will not be available until the start of the next program…

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Grid Operator Green-Lights PSE&G’s Transmission Upgrade Project

New Jersey’s largest utility wants to spend $1.2 billion but critics argue that new sources of distributed power eliminates the need for upgrades. The regional operator of the nationÔÇÖs largest power grid yesterday approved a $1.2 billion transmission project by Public Service Electric & Gas, the latest in a series of upgrades to its system…

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Licensing (PV) A contractor (employer) must have a Home Improvement Contractors (HIC) license as well as PV-1 or E-1 license and must be listed with the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (for rebate eligibility) A PV installer must have a PV-1 license to perform installations or an E-1 master electricianÔÇÖs license for electrical work; or the…

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CPUC Approves 1,500 MW Wind Power Contract

On May 15, 2008, the California Public Utilities Commission approved one of the largest wind power contracts in the United States. The contract is between Southern California Edison (SCE) and Alta Wind Power Development. Alta will develop this project in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area in stagesÔÇöbeginning with 250 MW in 2010 and increasing by…

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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”).┬á The initiative creates the largest voluntarily developed solar portfolio from an investor-owned utility.┬á Through GPASI, Georgia Power will acquire 210 megawatts of additional solar capacity through long-term contracts…