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.

GTM: US solar market poised to triple in next five years

The US solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record, installing more than 14GW of solar PV. This momentum is set to continue, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest report that details how the cumulative solar market is expected to nearly triple in size.

Japanese utility JV invests in India’s ReNew Power

Japan’s Jera Co, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Group (TEPCO) and the Chubu Electric Power Group, has acquired a 10% stake in Indian renewables firm ReNew Power Ventures Private Limited.

Opposition mounts against APS’ rate hike proposal

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.

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.