rooftop solar

California Marks Important Milestone for Balancing Grid Needs, Consumer Protection in Key Smart Inverter Function

New reporting requirements for California utilities provide greater customer protection regarding the use of volt-watt, an important smart inverter function. Volt-watt is one of the “scariest” smart inverter functions for customers and developers, and this is a first of its

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A PV Market First: Residential Solar in the US Beats Commercial Installations

Source: Greentech Media Driven by strong year-over-year growth in the utility and residential markets, the United States installed 1,330 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in the first quarter of 2014. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s  Q1

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New Program Encouraging PV Installations to Kick Off in HI with Legislative Funding

Source: Pacific Business News A new program that is designed to make the installation of rooftop solar energy systems more affordable and accessible to underserved residents in Hawaii, including low- and moderate-income homeowners, renters and nonprofits, has kicked off with $50 million

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Maine Value of Solar Bill Enacted

Source: IREC As a result of the Governor’s failure to sign or veto the bill, the Value of Solar study bill (S.P. 644) was automatically enacted on April 11th. Most significantly, the bill directs the PUC to construct a report by February 15, 2015 on

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Duke Energy Wants to Pay Less for Rooftop Solar in North Carolina

The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president said Thursday.

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