Category Archives: Government

New Program Solves the Stranded Solar Meter Problem for California Farms

SB 594, a law that went into effect in PG&E utility territory February 2014, now allows property owners to aggregate the electricity load of multiple utility meters scattered throughout a single parcel or multiple continuous parcels and credit the bills … Continue reading

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Three Key Commercial Solar Tax Incentives Fighting to be Extended in 2014

You can never truly predict what legislation will actually pass through Congress and get signed by the President. Nevertheless, there are several expiring solar tax benefits in the EXPIRE Act of 2014 that we hope will get extended and continue … Continue reading

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Learn About Three New Finance Models for Non-Profits Wanting to Go Solar

There have generally been two main financial challenges for non-profits interested in going solar. First is the lack of funds or credit availability for purchasing a solar system. The second issue is taxes—or rather their tax-exempt status. Because non-profits don’t … Continue reading

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Is the Solar Microgrid Future Already Here?

Yes, we live in a utility grid dominant world right now that is mainly powered by fossil fuels and nuclear power. And yet, more and more microgrids powered by solar and other renewable technologies are coming on line or are … Continue reading

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What’s a Utility Demand Charge and How Commercial Solar Can Help

If you’re an operations manager of a commercial building or industrial facility, then you probably know that a major portion of your monthly bill can come from so-called “demand charges.” The good news is that installing solar can bite a … Continue reading

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