Solar Helps Sunrise Powerlink Reach 1 GW Transmission Milestone

The $1.9 billion transmission infrastructure project is key to the success of the solar and wind power projects in California's Imperial Valley.

New York Raises Solar Net-Metering Caps As Part Of An Energy Initiative

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced five significant steps to help improve New York's grid, develop more localized access to energy and encourage new business models.

Co-op Solar Procurement: Exciting Opportunity Or Grounds For Turf War?

Despite promising growth in the utility sector, further procurement of solar on utility co-op systems could be stalled.

Colorado PUC Rejects Xcel Energy's Solar*Connect Subscription Program

Citing a lack of demand and concerns over pricing, Colorado regulators wasted little time in dismissing the utility's community solar proposal.

NextEra To Purchase Majority Stake In Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Deal

If approved by shareholders and regulators, the merger of NextEra and Hawaiian Electric Industries will produce one of North America's largest renewable energy companies.



The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved Tucson Electric Power's (TEP) plan to install rooftop solar panels at customers’ homes and provide their electric service for a set monthly fee that would remain [Read More]

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a carbon cap-and-trade mechanism for the state. Building on an executive order Inslee issued in April, the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (CPAA) would create a new, market-based [Read More]

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December 2014 - Volume 7, Number 12

Marketplace: Utility-Scale PV Plant Design

Power Blocks Enable Solar EPCs To Piece Together Big Utility Plant Wins

BOS standardization reduces custom engineering, saving millions of dollars in development costs.


Industry At Large: PV Development In Mexico

Why Solar Will Outshine Fossil Fuels In Mexico

Three factors will drive solar development while three challenges will force developers to take care.

Industry At Large: Residential Solar Financing

Here’s Hoping For A Dull Future In Residential Solar Finance

Interesting capital options have no appeal to homeowners who just want to get the solar up and get on with their lives.

Marketplace: PV Manufacturing Equipment

Solar Manufacturing Makes A Comeback

Key indicators are showing an upswing in demand for PV manufacturing - but a home run might take awhile.

Industry At Large: IRS Tax Rules

IRS Public Letter Rulings Conflicted On Solar Tax Credits

Provisions state that some aspects of a solar power system must be allocated to structural functions under Section 48.

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While many are dreading the sunset of the investment tax credit after 2016, some financial experts say this "kiss" from the government is causing many firms in [Read More]

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Colorado could get 20% of its energy from solar power by 2025. That's according to a new report by Environment Colorado Research and Policy Center, a nonprofit [Read More]


Getting homeowners to go solar is difficult - to say the least. It's expensive and time-consuming, and it's hard to predict who will go solar and why. [Read More]


From a practical standpoint, the U.S.-China agreement on reducing carbon emissions, hailed by many as historic and "game-changing" probably will not have much effect on either nation's [Read More]





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