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New China Energy Policy Focuses on Distributed Solar and Innovative Financing Tools

September 8, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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China is moving to accelerate its deployment of distributed rooftop solar with new incentives and new financing tools akin to the SolarCity leasing model. The National Energy Administration of China released a policy document earlier this week which provides extra subsidies for public entities and rural buildings.[read more]

Distributed Solar Energy Is Forcing Change at the Grid Edge

March 11, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Distributed Solar and Change

Recently, Greentech Media, Solar One and NYC ACRE hosted this year's first Clean Energy Connections event in the 2014 series, The Expansion of Distributed PV in the Age of the Grid Edge, live from the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in New York City.[read more]

Will Distributed Solar Energy Win in Massachusetts?

February 22, 2014 by Rosana Francescato
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A recent story published in the Boston Globe warned that Massachusetts utility customers could be faced with bigger electricity bills over the next twenty years. That’s because of Governor Deval Patrick’s plan to expand solar energy resources there.[read more]

4 States Lead US in Freeing the Grid for Distributed Solar Energy

November 6, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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States and Distributed Solar

Pro-solar energy state-level energy policies are arguably as strong right now as they’ve ever been across America, just in time for consumers to take advantage of the development of affordable technologies to generate their own clean electricity.[read more]

Allocating the Costs of Distributed Energy Systems

December 26, 2011 by James Greenberger
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Both distributed solar energy and distributed energy storage have attributes that make their deployment desirable to society as a whole in addition to the customers who benefit from them most directly. A strong argument can be made, therefore, that in setting things such as “network use charges”, utilities and utility regulators should not impose the full costs of such systems on the customers who benefit from the systems most directly, but should instead be socializing the costs of those systems (or at least a portion of the costs) among all electricity consumers.[read more]

Distributed solar goes wide

February 11, 2010 by Todd Woody
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Artist rendering: Recurrent Energy A couple of stories on the boom in distributed solar. As I wrote the New York Times: As big solar power plants planned for the desert Southwest remain bogged down in environmental disputes, utilities increasingly are turning to so-called distributed solar rooftop arrays and small photovoltaic farms...[read more]