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All about the REV: How and why New York wants to develop distributed energy markets (3/4/15)

The REV — the industry shorthand for the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding — sounds exactly like “rêve,” the French word for “dream.”  >>

AES Acquires Main Street Power and Enters Distributed Solar Market (3/4/15)

AES just acquired Main Street Power of Boulder, Colorado, a developer of distributed solar projects in the 300-kilowatt to 5-megawatt range. The acquisition follows the recent trend of utilities and financiers acquiring developers -- Duke's acquisition of REC and Coronal's acquisition of Heliosage are two more examples.  >>

SolarCity Lawsuit Alleges Arizona Utility’s Fee Hurts Solar (3/4/15)

SolarCity Corp., the biggest U.S. rooftop solar installer sued Salt Ruver Project, alleging the Tempe, Arizona-based utility's new pricing policy will " punish customers who choose to go solar."  >>


The 51st State
A Blank Slate for A New Energy Market


PV America
March 9-10, 2015

The Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA  >>

Solar, Smart Grid and Distribution System Operations - A View from Germany
Thursday, March 19, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/ 8 Central Europe
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

Solar Integration Workshop
Thursday, April 30, 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.