Author: Sara Schwandt

New Jersey Solar TREC Program

The NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced the approval of the Transition Incentive Program which will provide some certainty to solar projects until a successor program is announced. The current SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) program will expire once 5.1% of the NJ megawatt hours are supplied by qualified solar generation. Once the capacity […]

US Lawmakers decrease ITC

Yesterday US lawmakers announced that the Investment Tax Credit (a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the income taxes that a person or company would otherwise pay the federal government) of 30% was not extended and will step down to 26% in 2020. In 2021 the ITC will further step down to 22%, and in the following year […]

Commercial Solar in New Hampshire

The cost of solar has dropped 47% in the last 5 years. And yet, only 0.61% of New Hampshire’s electricity is generated from solar. Likely one of the reasons New Hampshire’s electricity rates are ranked 6th highest in the country. With rates over 16¢/kWh for residential and over 13¢ for commercial, consumers often find a quick […]

New York to become 100% Carbon-Free

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a new initiative called “Green New Deal” Tuesday. The plan outlines for New York to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. If approved by the state legislature, New York would have the most aggressive, legally binding, clean energy target in the country.  The goal for distributed […]

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