Vote Solar and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released the 2015 grades for Freeing the Grid, an annual report card that rates all 50 states on two key clean energy policies: net metering and interconnection standards.
IREC and Vote Solar Release 2015 Freeing the Grid
Colorado PUC Keeps Net Metering In Place For Now
In late January, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved a motion from the Colorado Energy Office that will keep net-energy metering (NEM) for the present, splitting the issue off as a separate question to be considered after concerned parties have opportunities to make their cases.
Simplifying the Solar Permitting Process: The Importance of Consistency
Many municipalities and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) are facing dramatic increases in rooftop solar permit applications. With this trend expected to continue and spread, streamlining building and electrical permitting processes will become increasingly important to more AHJs. To facilitate…
IREC Releases Revised Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs
Reflecting cutting-edge thinking on shared renewables programs, today IREC released its new Model Rules for Shared Renewable Energy Programs. Revised in collaboration with The Vote Solar Initiative, the model rules were updated to assist stakeholders in developing shared renewables programs, to broaden renewable energy access to more…
New solar policies and programs jumpstart Utah’s solar market
Salt Lake City was the site for the 3rd Solar America Cities (SAC) gathering last month where Solar Salt Lake was the recipient of SAC’s Barrier Buster Award for its efforts to improve Utah’s net metering rules. Congratulations. According to…