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 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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How Utilities Value Distributed Solar Generation – Whitepaper

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Legal Considerations for “Going Solar” – Webinar

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NEMA- The Best Thing To Happen To Your Farm In Decades

It turns out if you devote a small percentage of your farm to solar, you can generate substantial savings on a per acre basis. Despite the tens of thousands in electricity savings that can be acquired from on-site solar generation, utility policies have plagued farmers from doing so, until the introduction of NEMA. No, it’s […]

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It’s Back! 50% Bonus Depreciation for Solar System Deployments Extended Through 2013

By Cynthia Clark, Manager of Utilities & Incentives There will no doubt be winners and losers in the aftermath of the fiscal cliff avoidance deal.  The details are still being parsed, but so far Solar is looking like a winner. Any 1603 treasury grants issued in fiscal year 2013 (well, at least until March 1, […]

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