PG&E’s Expiring Net Metering 1.0 Program and What It Means for C&I Solar

Alta Energy continuously monitors a variety of renewable energy and utility policies across the U.S., with a particular focus on net energy metering programs such as those administered by the California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E). Net energy metering, or NEM, is a regulatory structure that allows utility customers with eligible renewable energy systems […]

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The Sun Also Rises: The ITC Extension and New Opportunities to Profitably Deploy Solar

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The Sun Also Rises: The Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension And New Opportunities To Profitably Deploy Solar

  Now that Congress has extended the Investment Tax Credit (“ITC”) for five more years, new profitable opportunities to deploy solar have opened up for companies and real estate owners. Solar energy — deployed at the right locations, in the right way — makes solid economic sense. Will you reap the benefits: financial, sustainability, brand […]

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Natural Gas and PV Solar: Can’t we all just get along?

We are often asked “How will solar become competitive when natural gas is so abundant and priced so low in the U.S.?” A simple question – but one that begs for a complex answer. First, let’s look at some data on the Natural Gas environment: Over 90% of all generation capacity added in the U.S. […]

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Solar Surging: Looking Ahead to the 2013 Solar Year

By Chris Hart, Manager of Engineering & Analytics Despite concerns about the state of the economy and trouble in the solar manufacturing sector, 2012 was a banner year for the solar energy industry.  Looking forward, this momentum seems to be carrying over into 2013, likely propelling solar to its best year yet. Official figures have […]

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The Sun Also Rises… in Japan: New Incentive Will Likely Push Japanese Solar Industry to Record Heights

The meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant brought an end to the nuclear energy era in Japan. To address the generation capacity shortage created, renewable energy sectors are being encouraged to fill the gap and are getting a big kick-start from a new national feed-in tariff (FIT) program. Already, this FIT is spurring […]

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