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Arizona regulatory staff rejects APS bid to own rooftop solar

The Arizona Corporation Commission's (ACC) staff has recommended that its commissioners reject a controversial proposal from Arizona Public Service to install and own rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on 3,000 homes, saying the plans are too costly, according to SNL Energy.  >>

SCE Announces Winners of Energy Storage Contracts Worth 250MW

Southern California Edison has just revealed the winners of a massive 250-megawatt energy storage procurement, one that could set new standards for incorporating distributed and customer-owned energy assets into grid operations.  >>

Germany: New Guidelines for PV Solar Pilot Tender

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy continues to work on the regulatory framework to implement the pilot tender for ground-mounted photovoltaic systems. pv magazine has obtained a copy of the key points currently being discussed by government officials.




The 51st State
November 17, 2014


A New York State of Mind: New Programs & Efforts Transforming NY into a Solar State
Thursday, December 4, 2014

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

51st State Informational Webinar: Design Your Ideal Electricity Market
Monday, December 8, 2014

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>


Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-Led Community Solar

Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in the spread of community solar projects aimed at expanding access to clean power for customers who, for a variety of reasons, may not want or be able to install solar panels on their roofs.

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).

Utility Solar Market Index

This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.