Recently, GreenTech Media’s (GTM) Stephen Lacey, asked the question many Mid-Atlantic solar developers are hooked on – can a historic coal state like Virginia create a real solar market?
In July, journalist Ryan Tracy, highlighted a familiar dispute in solar development – the ability to sell electricity in territories where incumbent utilities have exclusive service rights to customers. The solar industry has heard this issue before, and in Iowa, the issue is at the heart of a lawsuit, expected to play out this year.
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Some state legislators have voiced concerns that increasing the use of solar power may reduce state and local tax revenue by cutting into collections of utility usage taxes. The more solar capacity generated throughout the state, the less energy”consumption tax,” as it’s known in Virginia, consumers are paying to state government.In an era of declining […]
As major utilities attempt to push the solar industry back into the dark ages continue, you will find the most commonly used objection is that solar power cannot compete on cost with traditional sources of energy generation. Solyndra aside, this argument is beginning to lose its legitimacy as the U.S. solar market continues to grow, […]
Many critics of solar energy claim that the industry cannot meet the generating capacity for an ever-increasing demand in electricity — that the increased use of renewable energy in the national grid will threaten reliability and a utility’s obligation to provide always-on base load power. However, the efficiency of renewables during peak demand and the […]