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Subsidies Spurred Small Solar Growth, Focus Shifts to Home Energy Storage

Hundreds of articles have addressed the controversy over how much residential solar rooftop owners should receive for the excess power they send to the grid to continue advancing solar, with utilities long claiming this burdens the solar have nots. But last week, the Energy Commission highlighted something else that’s helped solar advance in the state: the New Solar Home Partnership

October 19, 2021|

11.5 GW of clean energy assures reliability, CCAs add more renewables

To attain 11.5 GW of clean electricity by mid-decade, no additional fossil fuel plants will be needed to ensure grid reliability, California Energy Commission staff concluded Sept. 30. In late May, the California Public Utilities Commission mandated that the utilities add 11.5 GW of greenhouse gas emissions-free resources, including 1,000 MW of new geothermal […]

September 30, 2021|

Expedited storage permits, Anti-gas suit dropped, SMUD pursues novel net metering reform

The California Energy Commission accelerates the permitting of large storage projects to get more power online by next fall. The action follows the controversial expedited certification process for natural gas and diesel projects to beef up resources as the sun sets, as directed by Gov. Newsom last month. The Commission also funds what is […]

September 9, 2021|
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