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It's Rural vs. Urban in Kentucky's Anti-Solar Energy Bill

A bill that would cut back on the feed-in tariffs paid by utilities to solar panel owners in Kentucky.

February 10, 2018 - Louisville Courier Journal

Brooklyn Program a Leader in 'Microgrid' Electricity Generation

About 50 property owners in the trendiest of New York boroughs have launched a fledgling solar microgrid—sometimes called distributed or peer-to-peer generation. Someday, such arrangements could put a huge dent in the utility industry.

March 17, 2017 - The New York Times

Celebration Florida

Another Reason to Watch Florida on Election Day

While Florida may well determine who becomes the next president, renewable energy advocates are worried about a measure on the ballot that will have far-reaching effects on solar power should it pass.

November 7, 2016 - Grist

Solar Power

Las Vegas Solar Arrays and the Future of Power Utilities

Casinos are energy intensive and often located in areas with specific resource constraints and surpluses (i.e., Las Vegas), thus they offer a perfect case study for the future of solar energy.

October 9, 2016 - CityLab

View of solar panels on roofs

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Choose Sides in the Solar Power Debate

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has shifted its approach to the growing U.S. solar industry, coming out on the side of utilities on the issue of net metering.

June 17, 2016 - Grist

Solar Power Plant

Texas Solar Market Poised to Grow

Over the past decade, Texas has led on wind but lagged on solar power. That may soon change. Texas solar companies are now offering "all-solar" plans to take advantage of an improved market.

January 21, 2016 - Dallas News

Household Solar Popularity Builds, As Does Utility Industry Discomfort

Utilities and regulators should be looking forward, not backward, to find ways to invest in progress, rather than trying desperately to cling to yesterday's business model, which is based on encouraging consumption of polluting sources of energy.

May 12, 2015 - PlaceShakers

The Sunny Places that Prohibit Solar Power

An examination of the challenges facing the solar industry in Southeastern states, like Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida, where utilities and governments have largely blocked residents and businesses from tapping their solar resources.

August 11, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

Rooftop Solar Panels

Distributed Solar Sparks ‘War of Business Models’

Threatened by the increasingly diverse electricity generation market, more utilities are pushing back on incentives for rooftop solar, such as net-metering credits.

January 18, 2014 - Denver Post

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