June solar policy snapshots

Missouri proponents are urging the governor to sign a bill that would allow more HOA residents to go solar.

Hundreds of environmental groups demand investigation into electricity supply industry
Washington, DC

More than 230 consumer, environmental and public interest groups have filed a petition with the Federal Trade Commission asking the group to investigate the power supply industry for “widespread abuses.” These alleged abuses include denying customers access to renewable energy, bribery and “dark money” campaigns.

DOE sets up working group to solve clean energy interconnection backlog
Washington, DC

The US Department of Energy has formed a new partnership of grid operators, utilities, clean energy developers and others to try to solve the challenges of deploying more clean energy to the grid. The Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange is funded by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

19 Bipartisan Governors Ask Commerce To Speed ​​Up Solar Panel Research
Washington, DC

As the uncertainty surrounding the AD/CVD case continues, 19 bipartisan governors wrote to President Biden and Commerce Department Sec. Gina Raimondo calls for an expedited assessment process. The governors wrote that the case disrupts solar markets in their states and harms workers.

DOE offers $8 million for projects to advance agrivoltaics
Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced a new funding opportunity for projects exploring how solar combined with agriculture or agrivoltaics can scale and open up new opportunities for farmers and rural communities. The $8 million will support up to six agrivoltaic projects.

CPUC reopens NEM 3.0 procedure, seeks public input
Sacramento, California

The California Public Utilities Commission has announced that it has “reopened the record” about its NEM 3.0 proceedings to gather more information on the key points of the proposed decision. The California Solar & Storage Association staged demonstrations in response to protests that a solar tax is still under consideration.

Maryland law would boost solar power in low-income community, increase net meter cap
Annapolis, Maryland

Maryland lawmakers have passed bills that would exempt community solar projects from property taxes if they serve a certain percentage of low-income customers or meet other criteria, and increase the net meter limit for such projects from 2 MW to 5 MW. Both bills await the signature of Governor Larry Hogan.

Missouri Bill Would Reduce HOA Sun Restrictions
Jefferson City, Missouri

The Missouri legislature passed a bill that would reduce HOA solar restrictions, exempt some solar installations from sales taxes, and more. Solar proponents have been working to include these provisions in the bill and are urging Governor Mike Parson to sign it as soon as possible.

New legislation could give New York Power Authority, utilities an advantage in solar development
Albany, New York

New New York state bills would give the New York Power Authority the unlimited ability to purchase, build and operate renewable energy projects without any competitive cost control, and allow regulated utilities to own major renewable energy projects for the first time. and exploit. Opponents say bills like these could make it difficult for private renewable energy developers to compete in the market.

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