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  • Monday, February 4, 2019

    The Fight For Solar Right Now

    The 50 States of Solar Report: 47 States and DC Took 264 Distributed Solar Policy and Rate Design Actions During 2018

    January 31, 2019 (North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center)

    “…[The 2018 annual review and Q4 update edition of The 50 States of Solar reports] that 47 states and the District of Columbia took some type of distributed solar policy action during 2018…[with] the greatest number of actions relating to residential fixed charge increases, net metering policies, and community solar policies…ten of the top distributed solar policy trends…[included:] Compensation frameworks and program designs growing increasingly complex…States expanding opportunities for low-income customer participation in community solar programs…Policymakers and regulators authorizing solar-plus-storage net metering…

    …[They also include:] Regulators approving residential demand charges for distributed solar customers…Companies seeking clarity on solar leasing legality…Requests to significantly increase residential fixed charges slowing…Solar policies being addressed within the broader scope of grid modernization…Mixed decisions on separate customer classes for distributed generation customers…States and utilities increasing rate options for customer-generators; and…States exploring the locational value of distributed generation…[Even more activity is expected] in 2019, as some states consider increasingly intricate policy designs…” click here for more


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