Category: Solar Legislation

How the Proposed 2021 EV (Electric Vehicle) Tax Credit Works

Solar Legislation

Taxes can be difficult to understand even at the best of times — just ask half of Americans each April. Even companies can have difficulties with taxes, which is why the Senate Finance Committee is trying to simplify the process for  EVs through the Clean Energy and Sustainability Accelerator Act. Below are the basics of […]

New Mexico Climate Solutions Act

Solar Legislation

While the 2021 legislative session did not pass New Mexico Climate Solutions Act, it’s likely to return in the 2022 legislative session. One reason why this bill will likely come back involves the efforts it makes to include community members in the challenges of climate change. As this bill or another similar to it will most […]

Rocky Mountain Power’s 2020 Proposed Net Metering Changes

Solar Legislation

In 2017, Rocky Mountain Power proposed a net metering rate for solar customers that would have made solar unfavorable to homeowners. To make sure a rate change is fair, the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Utah implemented a transition rate and solar generation study instead.  This new rate decreased customer compensation for excess generated solar […]

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 home 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 Renewable Portfolio Standard

Solar Legislation

Last Updated: March 25, 2021 Each state’s renewable portfolio standard plays a role in whether the state will accommodate solar and other renewable energy options. 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 came. Today Nevada is again […]

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