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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has opted to introduce a time-of-use (TOU) based system for state utilities to charge customers for electricity and has rejected a fixed monthly charge that was seen as a barrier to rooftop solar.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is meeting today to consider proposals to change customer electricity rates, in a way that could hamper the popularity of rooftop solar in the state.
India has released a “tentative” year-by-year breakdown of individual state targets to reach its overall 40GW rooftop solar installation goal by 2022.
In less than a week, more than 180,000 Spanish citizens have signed a petition against plans for a new ‘sun tax’ on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain.
Retroactive changes to Italy’s feed-in tariff (FiT) have been referred to the country’s constitutional court as the case against the government advances.
Hanwha Q CELLS and ISM Group, a German developer and installer, have completed a 10MW PV plant in the Bitterfeld region of eastern Germany.
Plans to scale back North Carolina’s renewables energy policies could put its newly minted gigawatt-scale solar market at risk, the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has warned.
A proposed “sun tax” on use of batteries for residential self-consumption of solar energy in Spain could increase payback time from around 16 years to 31 years under a new draft Law put forward by the Spanish Government.
A fourth Brazilian state, Rio Grande do Norte, will bring in an ICMS tax exemption for distributed solar generation using the net-metering system.
The number of countries with renewable energy targets has quadrupled in a decade to 164 in 2015, up from just 43 countries in 2005, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Germany’s PV market looks set to undershoot its annual target again this year, possibly failing to reach even 1.5GW, according to David Wedepohl, the director of communications and markets at the country’s solar association, BSW-Solar.
Japan is set to conduct another review of the solar feed-in tariff (FiT) policy following the drafting of a policy which could see renewables and nuclear almost at equal levels in the national energy mix.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK’s reduction in the value added tax (VAT) rate for energy-saving materials for housing violates the EU’s VAT Directive.
Elon Musk has hit out at fossil fuel subsidies after an LA Times piece insinuating that Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX were propped up by almost US$5 billion in government subsidies.
Clean energy entrepreneur and activist Jeremy Leggett has said “out of date thinking” is behind a push to make clean energy competitive with fossil fuels within 10 years that has been launched by prominent UK academics.