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Headwinds ahead: Solar companies trim deployment expectations ahead of possible slowdown

A glut of modules and the ITC extension could temper the solar sector's rapid growth. 

Aug. 26, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)

FirstEnergy subsidiaries want $7M rate increase for West Virginia coal plant upgrades

Mon Power and Potomac Edison asked West Virginia regulators to approve additional annual revenues to install upgrades, including mercury control systems. 

Aug. 26, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Report: Only a fraction of proposed New York community solar to be built

According to GTM Research, New York has 1.8 GW of proposed community solar capacity but none operating so far.

Aug. 26, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

DOE's SunShot program faces scrutiny for anti-lobbying violations

A House oversight committee wants to know if the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and Clean Energy States Alliance used federal funds to lobby for state solar subsidies.

Aug. 26, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

Arizona regulator subpoenas APS in political influence probe

Regulatory hearings over solar issues are being overshadowed by allegations of improper influence at the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Aug. 26, 2016 / Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)

Hawaii utilities hit rooftop solar caps for grid supply tariff on Maui, Big Island

Less than a year after implementing new rooftop solar tariffs, two utilities have hit their caps on one of the tariffs, which were designed to replace the retail rate net metering program.

Aug. 25, 2016 / Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)


Walking a tightrope: ACC Chair Doug Little looks for balance in Arizona's solar debate

Arizona's head utility regulator says the state's ongoing value of solar docket will be key in informing future rate design.

Aug. 25, 2016 / Krysti Shallenberger (Utility Dive)

GTM: Data management, smart meters market to hit $10B by 2021

GTM Research anticipates utilities around the world will spend more on analytics solutions and integration services as the advanced metering infrastructure market becomes more complicated. 

Aug. 25, 2016 / Robert Walton (Utility Dive)

As manufacturers ramp up production, solar industry could face a panel glut

Manufacturers increased their capacity by up to 18% this year, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Aug. 25, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)

Rising natural gas costs boosted MISO power prices from June to July

Gas and wind continue to push coal generation down the dispatch stack, with coal plants on the margin more than 80% of the time.

Aug. 25, 2016 / Peter Maloney (Utility Dive)