Category: Solar Legislation

The Green New Deal and Residential Solar

Solar Legislation

The recent hyper-focus on global warming has brought with it a national push for the Green New Deal. The idea of the Green New Deal, however, isn’t that new. The idea of becoming less fossil fuel dependent first came to light in the 1970s. However, the phrase “Green New Deal” was first used by Thomas […]

Should Photovoltaic Panels be a Home Requirement

Solar Legislation

On May 9, 2018, California’s energy commission mandated that new homes have photovoltaic arrays. Starting in 2020, this new provision will be in effect. With this decision to make solar a requirement has come controversy. Many points for and against mandated solar have come to light. Until California works out the kinks, other states probably […]

MACRS: Green Energy Home Office Incentives

Solar Legislation

When people think about business expenses, they think about the office. However, many now have offices in their homes. The good news for solar-powered homeowners is running a business out of their homes can expedite their solar savings earnings, leveraging depreciation of residential solar equipment as a business expense. While depreciation is generally a bad […]

Texas Senate Bill 2066: It’s Impact on Residential Solar

Solar Legislation

Texans interested in solar have faced numerous city restrictions. These restrictions make it difficult for those who want solar on their homes to get it. To help alleviate this struggle, Senate Bill 2066 is one among several energy bills presented in the 86th legislative session. How Senate Bill 2066 will Help Solar Customers This bill […]

Nevada’s Most Recent Renewable Energy Bill

Solar Legislation

Each state’s renewable portfolio standard plays a large role in whether it is a good place for solar. These standards encourage utilities to incentivize renewables. Nevada has a rocky history with solar. However, after Nevadans let the state know how they felt, changes were made. Today Nevada is again one of the best places to […]

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