Archive Category : California News: Finance, Incentives, Rates & Nem

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

Emma Penrod “Here in California, we are in a period of relatively extreme rate inflation,” said Matt Baker, director of Read More →

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California NEM 3.0: Regulators propose 1-year delay to net metering decision

John Engel California regulators want to take another year to evaluate potential changes to the state’s net energy metering policy— Read More →

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CPUC delays California NEM 3.0 decision

Kelsey Misbrener The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to indefinitely delay its decision on net-metering changes, according to SEIA. Read More →

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NEM 3.0: What Changes Are Coming?

In August 2020, for the second time in just four years, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) opened up a Read More →

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Letters to the Editor: Those Sunny California Solar Numbers Miss a Lot

Regarding “The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate” (op-ed, Aug. 13): The economics of the solar mandate will be even worse than described in Steven Sexton’s devastating critique. As intermittent solar power becomes an increasingly large portion of the total electric power supply, there will need to be proportionately more intermittently idle capacity standing by for cloudy days. Read More →

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Opinion: The Phony Numbers Behind California’s Solar Mandate

California’s energy regulators effectively cooked the books to justify their recent command that all homes built in the Golden State after 2020 be equipped with solar panels. Far from a boon to homeowners, the costs to builders and home buyers will likely far exceed the benefits to the state. Read More →

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This Clean Energy Home Loan Program Has Problems. California’s Trying to Fix Them

A decade after California became ground zero for what is now one of the country’s fastest-growing home loan programs, the state has Read More →

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Los Angeles is setting the PACE for the clean energy economy

California’s homes are being strengthened with clean technology – solar power to generate electricity and efficiency measures to do more Read More →

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U.S. solar industry battles ‘white privilege’ image problem

Solar power companies have an image problem—and they are beginning to do something about it. Despite a sharp drop in the price of solar panels and innovative financing plans that have brought the technology to many middle income households over the past decade, it is still seen as a luxury only rich, mostly white, consumers can afford. Read More →

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The Silicon Valley Idea That’s Driving Solar Use Worldwide

Silicon Valley has something to offer the world in the drive toward a clean energy economy. And it’s not technology. It’s a financing formula. In a region that spawned tech giants Apple Inc. and Google and is famous for innovators and entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, a handful of startups began offering to install solar panels on the homes of middle-class families in return for no-money down and monthly payments cheaper than a utility bill. Read More →

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