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21 Oct
In Texas, MP2 Energy Sees the ‘Shape’ of Rooftop Solar as Value to Substitute for Net Metering
Friday, October 21, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : Texas    
Author : Jeff St. John
Adoption Year : 2016
When SolarCity announced last year that it was moving into Texas, solar industry watchers scratched their heads. How, they asked, could a rooftop solar installer put together a moneymaking proposition for itself and its customers in a state without net metering? The answer lies with its partner, MP2 Energy.
13 Apr
Solar's Value for Grid Circuits: Not Much on Average, but Huge for a Handful
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Jeff St. John
Adoption Year : 2015
This article discusses the UC Berkeley report that concludes that grid value of distributed solar is highly dependent on where PV is located.
13 Apr
In California, a Campaign to Take Transmission Charges Out of Distributed Energy
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : California    
Author : Jeff St. John
Adoption Year : 2015
This article tackles the question why DERs in California are paying for access to a transmission grid if they don't use it? Under California's current transmission access charge (TAC), 3 cents per kilowatt-hour is added to the 20-year leveled cost of energy in the state to pay for transmission projects. The state's big IOUs base their TAC on the total amount of power consumed at their customer's meter, which means that the TAC does not take into consideration how distributed energy reduces the need for new transmission investments. Clean Coalit