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Content Category: Policy Watch
Germany Will Not Reduce Solar FIT In July, Following Weak Installation Figures
by SI Staff on 17 Jun 2011
In the wake of new solar installation data showing that the market did not meet expectations, Germany's Federal Network Agency has announced that it will not reduce the country's solar [read more]
With Latest Energy Plan, New Jersey's Solar Future Now Becomes Hazy
by Jessica Lillian on 16 Jun 2011
A change in policy direction has cast doubts on the future success of the New Jersey solar market, which is currently the second largest in the U.S. The state's 2011 [read more]
Newly Approved Connecticut Energy Bill Delivers Boost To State's Solar Sector
by Jessica Lillian on 08 Jun 2011
By a vote of 139 to 8, Connecticut's House of Representatives has approved S.B.1243, a comprehensive energy bill that contains numerous policy mechanisms to promote solar energy deployment in the [read more]
Can The U.S. Install Solar On 10 Million Rooftops By The New Decade?
by SI Staff on 07 Jun 2011
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., have introduced the 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011, which is designed to lower the cost of solar power and [read more]
Germany Vows To Enter 'The Age Of Renewables' With Planned Nuclear Shutdown
by SI Staff on 01 Jun 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with cabinet members, has announced an accelerated energy plan for the country. Under the plan, all nuclear power stations in Germany will be shut down [read more]
Vermont Energy Act Offers A New National Model For Solar System Permitting
by Jessica Lillian on 26 May 2011
Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt., has signed into law the Vermont Energy Act of 2011 (H.56), which is designed to promote the development of solar energy and other sources of renewable [read more]
Changes To PV Incentives In Australia Prompt "Solar's Last Chance" Rally
by Jessica Lillian on 17 May 2011
The global governmental trend of revisions to solar incentive programs continues, as Australia has become the latest country to roll back its financial support for solar energy. Earlier this month, [read more]
Georgia Increases Solar Energy Tax Credit Availability
by SI Staff on 12 May 2011
With the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia's solar energy tax credit will now increase to $5 million annually in 2012, 2013 and 2014 from the current $2.5 million yearly [read more]
Italy's New Solar FITs: Doom And Gloom Or Key To Grid Parity?
by Jessica Lillian on 06 May 2011
Following months of debate and speculation, Italian government officials have officially signed into law a new incentive structure for the country's Conto Energia, which sets solar feed-in tariffs (FITs). According [read more]
Colorado Legislature Votes To Reduce Solar Installation Permit Fees
by SI Staff on 06 May 2011
Costs to install solar technology are set to decrease in Colorado under the Fair Permit Act (H.B.1199), which has been approved by the State Senate. This legislation prevents state and [read more]
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