• IRS issues solar construction-start guidance

    Solar developers got long-awaited guidance from the Internal Revenue Service today about what must be done on future projects to be considered under construction in time to qualify ...

    June 22, 2018

  • US Supreme Court puts an end to untimely piggyback class actions

    The Resh opinion, written by Justice Ginsburg, is a welcome development for companies that have been subject to repeated class action lawsuits raising the same claims.

    June 12, 2018

  • Big changes in how new power projects connect to the grid

    A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order in mid-April made significant changes in how power plants of more than 20 megawatts in size can connect in the future to the utility grid.

    June 05, 2018

  • Proxy revenue swaps for solar

    Risk-transfer products, such as volume puts or swaps, are now standard product offerings, serving as offtake arrangements in lieu of traditional power purchase agreements.

    June 05, 2018

  • Halting coal and nuclear retirements

    Coal and nuclear power plant retirements may be halted for two years under an order that the US Department of Energy appears to be moving closer to issuing.

    June 05, 2018

  • Solar-plus battery projects take hold in Africa

    Governments and utilities in sub-Saharan Africa are sending a clear message in recent meetings that what really interests them is solar projects with battery storage.

    June 05, 2018

  • CCAs and risk management

    A group of panelists talked at an Infocast community choice energy conference in La Jolla in April about the types of risks facing CCAs and how they manage them.

    June 05, 2018

  • New tools to overcome barriers to financing impact projects

    When traditional forms of funding are unavailable because private investors are risk averse, enthused philanthropic organizations have devised ways to minimize risks and thereby lower the barriers to private investment.

    June 05, 2018

  • Infrastructure opportunities in the US

    A group of panelists talked about the outlook and timetable for the Trump infrastructure plan and then had a wide-ranging discussion about other current topics and potential growth areas for new infrastructure investment at a breakfast roundtable hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright and Inframation in late April in New York.

    June 05, 2018

  • California update

    Marin Clean Energy became the first community choice aggregator in mid-May to receive a credit rating. Moody’s Investors Service assigned it a Baa2 rating and stable outlook.

    June 05, 2018

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