California Voice: Here is one way state can end rooftop solar wars – Marin Independent Journal

California needs to accelerate rooftop solar deployment, not constrain it. Yet the California Public Utilities Commission cut solar incentives for homes and businesses drastically in April 2023. The CPUC’s actions have caused rooftop solar installations to crater, hampering the state’s climate progress. Since April, installations have dropped by about 80% and an estimated 17,000 installers […]

California’s push for rooftop solar panels plummets after rule change – Silicon Valley

By Michelle Ma and Tope Alake | Bloomberg California helped create the US solar industry, subsidizing rooftop panels at a time when the federal fight against climate change had barely begun. Now, it’s leading a sharp sales slowdown that’s threatening widespread adoption. Installers are slashing jobs. Bankruptcies are mounting. And it’s not just mom & […]

Controversial rule could make installing solar panels costlier – The Oaklandside

The California Public Utilities Commision, the regulatory agency overseeing companies that provide electricity, gas, and other resources to homes, businesses, and consumers, is considering a proposal that could drastically affect the future of solar in California.  Under two existing CPUC programs—virtual net energy metering, or VNEM, and net energy metering aggregation, or NEMA—owners of large […]

Solar panels could save California. But they hurt the desert – Los Angeles Times

High above the Las Vegas Strip, solar panels blanketed the roof of Mandalay Bay Convention Center — 26,000 of them, rippling across an area larger than 20 football fields. From this vantage point, the sun-dappled Mandalay Bay and Delano hotels dominated the horizon, emerging like comically large golden scepters from the glittering black panels. Snow-tipped […]