Tag: Feed In Tariff


Should you be able to reduce the amount of energy you buy from your utility by generating your own power?  Or does a utility have the right to demand that you buy all your power from them, even if you Read more…


Germany has put itself on the world map in the past decade as an early adopter of energy generation from renewable sources.  In 2013, 25% of the country’s energy came from renewable sources – the highest percentage in the world. Read more…


Community choice aggregation describes a situation where a town can become the bulk buyer of electricity on behalf of its residential and small business customers. Such local aggregations serve about 5% of utility customers in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Read more…


New York has some of the highest electricity rates in the nation. But now more and more New Yorkers are turning to reliable solar to help manage their electricity costs. Governor Cuomo just announced the latest round of the NY-Sun Read more…


Less than six months after LA launched its largest-in-the-country feed-in tariff (FIT) program, the city is already seeing results. Last week, Mayor Antonio Villaragosa, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols and a group of solar supporters gathered on the roof of Read more…


California looks set to make clean energy history once again. Yesterday, the California Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee resoundingly approved SB 43, a pioneering shared renewables program, in an 11-1 vote. This was a critical hurdle; now that we have Read more…


Denmark is held up as one of the great success stories when it comes to wind power – and it is. Half of Denmark’s electricity consumption will be generated by wind power in just seven years time. But Denmark has Read more…


Southern California Edison is asking regulators for approval of 75 new PV contracts, totaling 105.53 MW. All priced at the cost of building a new natural gas plant. Now can we stop saying that solar is too expensive? Details in Read more…


Solar energy has been around for a long, long time – since approximately 3,500,000,000 BC, in fact, when cyanobacteria harnessed solar energy for life. Little did those simple organisms know that they were onto something that one day would become Read more…


Since the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011, and which resulted in one of the worst nuclear accidents in recent history, Japan has signaled its intentions to transition towards clean, alternative energy. Japanese officials recently announced Read more…


For years, we’ve been making the case that in addition to the environmental benefits, solar also adds value to the grid. How much value? Today, we released a report that we commissioned to look at both the costs and benefits Read more…


We’re thrilled to see that the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) adopted a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program last week. We’d like to congratulate all the folks who, after three years of hard work testifying and developing the research Read more…


Solar has never been more affordable for more Americans – with residential prices dropping an impressive 14% over the last year alone. But global solar leader Germany is still beating the U.S. in the race to low-cost PV. The Lawrence Read more…


More and more countries throughout the world are starting to rely more on renewable energy and energy efficiency as a means of sustaining the current environment for future generations. While many people do not often think of Eastern European nations Read more…

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