Solar

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) this week proposed to modernize its regulations governing small power producers and cogenerators under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) to better address consumer concerns and market changes in the energy landscape in recent decades. Congress enacted PURPA to address the national energy crisis by encouraging...
Solar

There were early days in solar when news of secured financing for a commercial project yielded an exuberant round of high-fives in the office, and maybe you’d quit early for a round of beers.  In 2008, PPA’s opened-up possibilities, and multiple variances on leases showed promise in what was still a slower-paced market with higher...
Solar

Constellation this week announced that it has signed an agreement with three major commercial customers to power their operations with renewable energy. At 175 megawatts, this project is the largest of its kind for Constellation, an Exelon company. Major commitments from Johns Hopkins University; McCormick & Company, and the TJX Companies resulted in Constellation’s agreement to...
C&I

As a reader of this website, you probably already know how important offtakers are to clean energy transactions. Never before have energy consumers come together to collectively and collaboratively drive the clean energy future as they are now in the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance. And this is happening not a moment too soon for our...
Community Solar

Encore Renewable Energy said that the $1.8M it is getting from North Carolina’s Leyline Renewable Energy will accelerate its mission of developing solar and energy storage projects on underutilized property. Leyline, a renewable energy finance company based in Durham, provides development capital for early- to mid-stage renewable energy developers, which accelerates their development process and...
Rooftop

A pair of bills would require solar panels on new buildings but include exemptions for shaded or nonviable properties.  A pair of bills moving through the Massachusetts Legislature would require solar panels on most new construction in the state.  While some in the building and real estate industry argue the measures could make housing less...