FEMA proposes change to constructing code that would enhance price of ground-mounted photo voltaic
The Federal Emergency Administration Company has proposed elevating the danger class for ground-mounted photo voltaic from low-hazard danger class I to class IV, which might enhance the fabric make-up of photo voltaic racking and modules and lift prices considerably. SEIA and over 300 clear vitality firms are pushing for a compromise to categorise ground-mounted photo voltaic as danger class II.
Treasury seeks public enter on clear vitality provisions within the IRA
The U.S. Dept. of the Treasury and the Inner Income Service in early October started in search of public enter on the quite a few local weather and clear vitality incentives within the Inflation Discount Act. The division additionally began convening stakeholder roundtables to listen to from a “big selection of voices.”
DOE requires elevated cybersecurity measures in preparation for speedy distributed vitality progress
The U.S. Dept. of Power not too long ago launched a long-term analysis and strategic look ahead at cybersecurity concerns related to distributed vitality assets like solar energy. The authors suggest minimal safety necessities and governance to guard these assets from hackers, particularly because the trade grows over the subsequent decade.
DOE invests in analysis to attenuate wildlife impacts on massive photo voltaic websites
The U.S. Dept. of Power introduced $14 million in funding for researchers to check the methods photo voltaic infrastructure interacts with native wildlife and ecosystems. The division hopes this analysis will assist the trade develop greatest practices round accountable photo voltaic website growth.
California Power Fee to require extra utility transparency into buyer electrical energy charges
The California Power Fee adopted updates to the state’s requirements that can give shoppers extra well timed and correct data on electrical energy prices to assist them higher handle vitality use. By April 2023, the state’s massive IOUs might be required to publish an hourly price database.
Georgia Energy Firm proposes new $200 rooftop photo voltaic interconnection charge
Georgia Energy Firm has proposed a price hike for all clients and a brand new $200 interconnection charge for rooftop photo voltaic clients. SEIA is asking the Georgia Public Service Fee to reject these modifications and supply extra oversight of price constructions.