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Smart States Setting the Stage for Solar

Posted by Morgan Burke on Feb 9, 2018 11:17:25 AM

 A report published in December 2017 by the Department of Energy outlines individual state’s commitments to modernizing their electricity grids. Modernization is crucial for utilities to integrate new, cleaner, and more efficient technologies. Due to variance in state agendas, some states are preparing better than others to modernize their electricity grids and integrate new and cost effective technologies.

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Topics: Massachusetts, incentives, department of energy, Innovation, solar policy, distributed energy

Trump to Issue Final Ruling on ITC Section 201 Solar Trade Case by End of Next Week

Posted by Rebecca Noyes on Jan 19, 2018 8:05:00 AM

SolBid has provided consistent coverage of the ITC Solar Tariff Case as it has evolved over the past four months. In August, I reported on the “proposed” solar tariff submitted to the U.S. International Trade Commission by Suniva and SolarWorld America, two U.S. based but majority Chinese and German-owned companies (respectively), to impose a tariff and floor price on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar panels of $0.40/watt and a floor price of $0.78/watt.

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Topics: American Solar, solar tariff, solar policy, section 201 trade case, future of solar

Proposed Tariff on Imported PV Panels Threatens Future of the U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by Rebecca Noyes on Aug 18, 2017 8:05:00 AM

Solar has become one of the fastest growing industries in the United States in the last few years. In fact, for the first time ever, U.S. solar ranked as the number one source of new electric generating capacity additions on an annual basis. But a novel solar tariff on imported panels stands to jeopardize future growth of the industry.

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Topics: Commercial Solar, American Solar, solar tariff, solar policy

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