Iowa Utilities Get Pushback on Plans for Higher Rooftop Solar Rates

Two utilities that want to change the way solar customer-generators are reimbursed in Iowa are meeting with strong resistance from state legislators – more than 30 of whom sent a letter to the members of the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) on April 27 in protest … Read more…

CEC Offers Rate-Based Community Solar for IOUs

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a Carbondale, Colorado-based provider of roofless community solar, announced the launch on October 12 of a program that provides investor-owned utilities (IOUs) with the ability to rate base a community solar program while offering their solar customers an immediate economic benefit … Read more…

IRS Approves Tax Credit for Community-Shared Solar Project

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ruled that an owner of photovoltaic panels in an offsite, community-shared solar array is eligible to take advantage of one of the primary incentives offered to homeowners adopting solar—the 30 percent federal residential income tax credit available under Section … Read more…

Illinois Community Solar Plan Proposed

Illinois Community Solar Plan Proposed

The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) have proposed Illinois’ first-ever Community Solar plan, which would allow entire neighborhoods to enjoy the financial benefits of renewable energy. Currently, Illinois utility customers with rooftop solar panels can receive compensation credits on their electric bills … Read more…

PG&E to Offer Community Solar Option

PG&E to Offer Community Solar Option

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received permission from California state regulators to offer its electric customers a community solar option. PG&E’s green option will allow customers to buy into a pool of local solar energy. The utility expects to start enrolling customers in the … Read more…

Seattle Utility Powers Aquarium With Community Solar

Seattle Utility Powers Aquarium With Community Solar

Seattle City Light, the city’s utility company, announced that it will install what will be the largest solar array at any West Coast aquarium this fall, when it puts up a 49 kilowatt project for Seattle Aquarium, as part of it’s community solar program. Through … Read more…

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