With political winds shifting in Richmond – resulting in modest legislative progress for clean energy in 2014 – Virginia holds open a window of opportunity for solar energy customers. The decades-long drop in solar panel prices has brought solar generated electricity even closer to achieving grid parity with electric prices in Virginia. Yet despite these […]
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, […]