Nevada moves closer to reviving rooftop solar industry

Lawmakers in Nevada advanced yesterday with a bundle of bills that they say will revert back to more favourable rates for rooftop solar and increase the amount of energy credits for selling solar power. The bills have now moved to a full committee for consideration.

Maine fights to preserve net metering

Lawmakers and solar supporters in Maine have united to fight a widely criticised decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to phase out retail net metering by 2018.

NV Energy files for low-cost rooftop solar alternative

NV Energy has filed for approval from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a new voluntary subscription solar pricing programme that would offer non-subscribing customers a way to purchase renewable resources that cost less than rooftop solar.

NV Energy asks for reversal on favourable net metering decision

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.

Xcel Energy and Colorado PUC achieve big solar win

Solar is on the upside in the Centennial State as Xcel Energy and the public utilities commission (PUC) have approved a settlement involving more solar, fewer grid fees and a community solar scheme.