News in Brief: SCE tops the SEPA rankings for the top solar capacity of utilities for the second year in a row, PG&E issues an RfP for renewable energy projects ranging from 0.5MW to 20MW, Canada's Solar Alliance acquires the entire LA residential solar pipeline of an undisclosed US company, and Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo has announced a 40% increase in the state's clean energy jobs.
Whilst this claim that 'solar is for the rich' has previously never been supported by any data-based analysis, a new report by GTM Research and PowerScout could suggest that there may be some truth in this.
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.
San Francisco-based SunFunder is a solar finance business with a mission to unlock capital for solar energy in emerging markets. It primarily aggregates investment capital through its beyond-the-grid and Solar Empowerment funds, thereby giving accredited investors the opportunity to invest in their on-grid and off-grid solar portfolio. Andrea Griffin, SunFunder’s vice president of global business development, stopped by PV Tech to discuss investment, currency risk and energy storage in West Africa.
Minnesota governor Mark Dayton has vetoed anti-solar bill HF 234/SF 141 that would have removed the authority of the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to settle certain electric utility disputes.
Yesterday the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a new rate structure for distributed energy resources (DER) that is set to more accurately value and compensate for solar, while also boosting energy storage and community solar.