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Clean Energy Leadership Emerging in Washington, DC
05/29/2018  |  

About a month ago, legislators for the District of Columbia introduced a bill that, if passed, could revolutionize how utilities deliver power to customers.  The bill is known as the Distributed Energy Resources Authority Act. It would establish an independent body that ensures DC utilities look at non-wires alternatives whenever they propose to spend more than $25M on construction to expand capacity or enhance reliability. The independent body would determine if any of the capacity or reliability requirements could be met with energy efficiency, demand response or distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar and storage.


The Tariffs Are Taking A Devastating Toll
05/23/2018  |  

As a general rule, it doesn’t hurt to be right—but when it comes to the devastating effects the Section 201 solar tariffs are having on the industry, I wish I’d been wrong.


Trump’s trade wars
05/17/2018  |  

Trade has become a major issue for the U.S. solar industry under the Trump Administration. But while the market navigates tariffs and higher prices, the U.S. economy may be a greater casualty.


National bill could stop this tariff nonsense now
05/15/2018  |  

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford of Standard Solar addresses the significance of new legislation that would undo the 30% tariff on imported solar imposed under the Section 201 process.


California’s Humboldt Bay Harbor District Positioned for Growth Through Creatively Financed Solar Project by Standard Solar
05/08/2018  |  

Upfront roof lease payment combined with annual energy savings provides district with significant financial benefit; brings new life to decommissioned power plant



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