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Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate

Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate

This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.

Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy resources and transfer onto the grid.  The details of how net metering works, such as the value of credits, and the ability to bank credits, vary among the states and electric utilities that have net metering policies in place.  Solar installations make up the overwhelming majority of net metering generation.  Read More »Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate

Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds

This guest post was obtained from CFC’s Solutions News Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 28, 2013).

Co-ops Receive $3.6 Million in Solar Funds
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative awarded $60 million to support solar energy research and development across the country; $3.6 million was awarded to an electric cooperative initiative. The multi-state, 23-MW cooperative solar research effort will seek to identify and address barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment at electric cooperatives. Read More »Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds

IRS Revokes Potentially Beneficial Ruling for Renewable Energy Developers

A prior blog post discussed a private ruling by the service regarding the allocation of purchase price among the assets of a renewable energy developer.  Attorney David R. Cook discussed the ruling in a webinar on PPA taxation and recommended the participants to read the ruling with a dose of skepticism.  As it turns out, on reconsideration, the Service has revoked the prior ruling because it “is not in accord with the current views of the Service.” Read More »IRS Revokes Potentially Beneficial Ruling for Renewable Energy Developers