The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to advancing utility integration of solar through collaborative solutions, objective information and shared benefits to the utility, its customers and the public good.


Hawaiian Electric's Plan to Change Solar Net Metering, Explained (1/27/15)

Hawaiian Electric, the Aloha state's dominant electricity provider, has proposed to end retail net metering by April, replacing it with an alternative tariff structure. The much-watched utility says the changes are necessary to ensure grid reliability and a fair cost distribution for its customers, but solar advocates worry the new valuation scheme is an attempt to tamp down on the spread of distributed generation.  >>

What Utility Execs Think the Future Holds (1/27/15)

Despite the challenges facing the U.S. electric utility industry, most utility executives remain confident in the sector's future.  >>

Florida Power & Light to Add 225 MW of Solar in 2016 (1/27/15)

Florida Power & Light to Company (FPL) announced plans on Monday to add some 225 MW of PV to its power mix by the end of 2016, tripling its existing solar capacity of 110 MW.  >>


The 51st State
November 17, 2014


The Changing Grid: Smart Inverters in California
Thursday, February 19, 2015

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

PV America
March 9-10, 2015

The Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA  >>

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.