Tag: Solar Program

News and Policies, State

How to design a successful community solar program in California

January 4, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

California just passed AB 2316 (Ward), a new community solar plus storage law that sets the stage for creating a viable community solar program for all Californians. But passing the law is only the first step. The next step is […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Mexico’s community solar program

July 26, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Energy Transition Act (SB 489) in 2019, which introduced the idea of a community solar program, and also mandated that New Mexico move to 50% renewable energy by 2030. However, New Mexico’s community solar […]

News and Policies, State

Michigan bill may unlock community solar and your state should follow suit

April 30, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

There are 2,600 megawatts of solar power capacity installed in the U.S. today that can be considered community solar, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That is a little less than 5% of all […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

The community solar program in Illinois

April 5, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2016, the Illinois Legislature passed the groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) with bipartisan support. The legislation includes strategies to make solar energy more accessible to low and moderate income communities through community solar projects, rooftop solar, and brownfield […]

News and Policies, World

Why Did China Tap The Brakes On Its Solar Program?

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chinese solar companies sold off sharply on Monday following an announcement by the Chinese government that it would take measures that may curb the astronomical growth of its solar industry. The South China Morning Post reported: “A joint statement put […]