The Future Energy Jobs Act: What does it mean for solar in Illinois?

December 12, 2017

In December of 2016, Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) into law. The 503-page legislation, which took effect on June 1, 2017, outlines policies designed to transition the state to a cleaner electricity grid, generate thousands of well-paying jobs in the green economy, and position the state as a leader in renewable energy deployment.

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Topics: policy, solutions

Wholesale Solar Procurement: What You Need to Know

October 17, 2017

Organizations across the United States are taking big steps to adopt renewable energy in larger quantities to meet their sustainability initiatives and cut energy costs.

Just a few years ago, this trend initially meant parking canopy, rooftop, or on-site, ground-mounted solar systems; however, many organizations are expanding their approach to include larger volume wholesale procurement to benefit from industry economies of scale. This article describes these newer procurement methods and how organizations can benefit from their adoption.

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Topics: policy, nationwide, solutions

New to Solar? Learn about a PPA.

September 14, 2017

The majority of solar energy projects are developed via third-party financing solutions, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), making this financing structure the leading way to procure solar. But how does it work and is it the right fit for your organization? This article will introduce you to the PPA and how it works.

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Topics: solutions, finance

Net Metering by State 101

May 16, 2017

Solar energy at residential homes and businesses is typically made possible by net metering policies that allow system owners to receive compensation for excess energy that they supply to the grid. More simply, it might help to think of it as allowing your meter to “spin backwards” during times when your solar array is producing more than you are consuming at home or at work.

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Topics: policy, nationwide