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The Latest On: Solar

May 22, 2018 | Article

New Jersey: The Solar Garden State

For some, a lack of rooftop space or funds for solar panel installation can make clean energy unattainable. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy just signed a bill to change that.

April 19, 2018 | Case

Defending Rooftop Solar Customers in Florida

Earthjustice has filed a legal challenge against JEA, Florida’s largest municipal electric utility, because it is violating state law by short-changing customers who want to use rooftop solar energy.

April 18, 2018 | Legal Document

JEA Electric Utility Complaint

This is an action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief challenging the legality of JEA’s Distributed Energy Policy, effective April 1, 2018, (“JEA’s Energy Policy”), attached hereto as Exhibit A, which fails to provide a net metering program as required by Florida law. Plaintiffs Community Power Network Corporation (d/b/a Solar United Neighbors) and the League of Women Voters of Florida, Inc., sue Defendant JEA, a Florida municipal electric utility, to enforce state law and to prevent the destruction of rooftop solar expansion in the Jacksonville area. Plaintiffs seek a declaration from the Court that JEA’s Energy Policy violates Florida law and an injunction directing JEA to provide a net metering program.

October 23, 2017 | Legal Document

Docket No. 2014-0192: Decision and Order No. 34924

In this 194-page order, the Public Utility Commission established two new programs for rooftop solar in Hawaiʻi, including a “smart export” program that allows customers an opportunity to store solar energy during peak sun hours and provide energy to the grid at later times, when demand on the grid is higher. This “smart export” option is a first step toward a future in which customer-owned DER can more dynamically interact with the grid and further contribute to building a cleaner, less costly, and more resilient electric system.