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Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

Solar Industry Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following is a statement from Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.  

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Implements New Solar Incentive Program

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released its detailed plans to implement a new Successor Solar Incentive Program and close the Transition Incentive Program to new applications within 30 days.

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage. Following is a statement from Gizelle Wray, director of regulatory affairs and counsel for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

FERC Proposes Overhaul of Transmission and Interconnection Rules

Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy projects.

Thursday, Jul 15, 2021

Solar Permitting Tool Hits the Market to Boost Rooftop Solar Installations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As America passes three million solar installations, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is formally launching SolarAPP+ to help state and local governments to streamline and automate rooftop solar permits. After 40 years of growth, America reached 1 million solar installations in 2016, 2 million in 2019, and 3 million in 2021. With the help of SolarAPP+, the U.S. will double its solar installations to 6 million by 2026.

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021

Solar Industry Urges Congress to Fully Fund Energy Storage Shot and Renewable Energy Research

Today the Biden Administration unveiled details for its fiscal year 2022 budget request for the U.S. Department of Energy.

Friday, Jul 09, 2021

New Jersey Gov. Greenlights New Programs for Grid-Scale and Dual-Use Solar Development

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Governor Murphy signed into law two important pieces of legislation that will help to increase solar development across New Jersey. Following is a statement from Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

Thursday, Jul 01, 2021

New Jersey Legislature Sends Two Important Solar Energy Bills to Gov. Murphy’s Desk

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the New Jersey legislature passed two pieces of legislation that will help increase solar development across the state.

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

New IRS Safe Harbor Notice Provides Needed Relief and Clarity for Solar Companies

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new notice that extends safe harbor for solar projects under the Section 48 Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Notice 2021-41 extends the safe harbor rules under IRS Notice 2018-59 from four years to six years for projects that started construction from 2016-2019, and from four years to five years for projects that started construction during 2020.

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

South Carolina PSC Strikes Down Duke Resource Plan

COLUMBIA, SC and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC) rejected Duke Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the Carolinas and directed the utility to modify its existing and future IRPs in response to input from the solar industry.

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