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February 15, 2017
In 2016, the US solar market nearly doubled its annual record, installing 14,626MW of solar PV. This represents a whopping 95% growth increase over 2015’s cumulative 7,493MW, according to latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
February 15, 2017
Texan utility El Paso Electric filed a request with regulators asking them to approve an 8.7% increase for electric customers and a mandatory demand charge for solar users.
February 13, 2017
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is to embark on several new pricing options for rooftop solar customers, following an approval by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) of the utility’s new rate plan.
February 2, 2017
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved on Tuesday new rules for incentives for residential solar customers, namely, by phasing out net metering over the next 15 years.
January 30, 2017
Arizona Public Service’s (APS) prior recommendation to introduce a rate hike to the amount of US$166 million annually alongside a mandatory demand charge for solar users, has been met with significant opposition.
January 27, 2017
Legislators in Indiana have introduced a bill that would end net metering by 2027 and limits options that regulators could replace the popular retail scheme with.
January 27, 2017
Floridian utility Gulf Power has proposed to increase its power rates for customers by implementing a mandatory demand charge.
January 13, 2017
Nevada’s monopoly utility NV Energy has asked the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its recent decision to largely dissolve the state’s controversial net metering rates that were blamed for bringing the rooftop solar industry to a halt.
January 10, 2017
A pending Arizona Corporation Commission ruling will decide whether to amend its recent decision on grandfathering, to alter the timing when consumers will be grandfathered under pre-existing rules. The decision will have a significant impact on the future of solar in the state.
December 13, 2016
After years of drawn-out discourse, the Arizona Corporation Commission will decide next week what the ‘value of solar’ really is, and just how much utilities will pay for electricity generated by rooftop systems.

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