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Inflation Reduction Act Brings More Solar & Battery Incentives

Yesterday, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, a massive $750 bill healthcare, tax, and climate bill that some are calling “the largest climate investment in American history”. Included in this bill are several new and enhanced …

NEM Proceedings Have Resumed

The CPUC’s proceedings have resumed regarding proposed changes to California’s Net Metering Program. Back in December of 2021, the CPUC issued a Proposed Decision to substantially re-structure California’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program. The proposed changes include (among other things) …

Understanding Your NEM (Solar) True-Up Bills

The excitement and satisfaction of seeing those low electricity bills after the commissioning of a solar project can give way to shock and fear when you receive the first annual net energy metering (NEM) true-up bill. You might find yourself …

Proposed NEM Decision Is Officially On Hold

On February 3, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a notice that the proceedings regarding the Proposed Decision to change the Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program are officially on hold. “The proposed decision, which was issued on December 13, …

California’s Proposed NEM Changes Would Be Devastating For New and Existing Solar Projects

As highlighted in our recent articles, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is proposing devastating changes to the State’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program. The NEM Program has been wildly successful in empowering electricity customers in California to deploy …

Time Is Running Out For New Solar & Battery Projects

In California, time is running out for new solar & battery projects. SGIP battery incentive funding continues to dwindle rapidly. And a recent proposed decision from the CPUC could wipe out the economic value of new solar projects. Thus it …

Massive Proposed Changes to California’s NEM (Solar) Program

On Monday, December 13, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission released their proposed decision regarding changes to California’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) Program. NEM is the program which enables behind-the-meter / rooftop energy systems (like solar) to earn credits for …

Solar Value Deflation: A Feature, Not a Bug

THE VALUE OF SOLAR IS ON THE DECLINE

According to a recent study published by The Breakthrough Institute, the value of solar in California’s wholesale electricity market has fallen by around 37% since 2014 relative to other sources of electricity …

Only Months Left To Submit New Solar & Battery Projects!

In California, there are only a few months left to submit new solar and battery projects to secure the current NEM benefits and rich battery incentives.

 

The Current NEM Program Is Closing Soon

As highlighted in our recent article

Are Solar PPAs Forever?

Forever is a very long time.  And as we all know, time has a way of changing things.  Time has certainly done a number on the solar industry, as can be seen in the many advances in module and inverter …