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California’s solar market will experience a wild ride as consumers rush to beat the 2016 expiration of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Without an ITC extension - or some other policy that fills its shoes -- a bust looms on the horizon especially for residential solar. ITC extension isn't just important for California's solar industry, employing over 54,000 jobs, but plays a key role in addressing the drought and helping farmers lower their costs despite rising energy costs.


HB 2559: Prohibits discriminating against solar panel installation on apts

78th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2015 Regular Session

House Bill 2559

Sponsored by Representative GREENLICK; Representatives BARNHART, BUCKLEY, FREDERICK, GORSEK, HELM, LININGER, READ, REARDON, VEGA PEDERSON, WILLIAMSON (at the request of Jerry Weinert) (Presession filed.)

SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Prohibits inclusion, in instrument conveying or contracting to convey real property or in declaration or bylaws of planned community or condominium, of provisions prohibiting installation and use of solar panels for obtaining solar access.

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HB 3344: Increases the SHW RETC from $0.60 per annual kWh to $2.00

78th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2015 Regular Session

House Bill 3344

Sponsored by Representatives REARDON, HUFFMAN, Senator DEMBROW; Representatives HOLVEY, WHISNANT, Senator BOQUIST

SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Modifies description of solar photovoltaic power generation facility within definition of “energy facility” for purposes of site certificates issued by Energy Facility Siting Council.

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HB 2632 A: Utility Scale Solar / Installations 2MW - 45MW

78th OREGON LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY--2015 Regular Session

House Bill 2632

Sponsored by Representative BENTZ, Senator ROBLAN; Representatives GILLIAM, HUFFMAN, READ, VEGA PEDERSON, Senator DEMBROW (Presession filed.)

SUMMARY

The following summary is not prepared by the sponsors of the measure and is not a part of the body thereof subject to consideration by the Legislative Assembly. It is an editor’s brief statement of the essential features of the measure as introduced. Directs Oregon Department of Administrative Services to establish program to incentivize generation of electricity derived from solar energy. Establishes Solar Incentivization Fund for purposes of program. Directs department to make payments from fund to owners of qualified solar photovoltaic energy systems. Specifies that program closes to new applicants on January 2, 2022. Sunsets program on January 2, 2029.

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Oregon Solar Review - September 2015

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