Oregon Solar News

OSEIA's Policy Work Picking Up Speed

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-October. While it seems like a good idea to just sit around sipping all the pumpkin spice beverages that seem to have invaded the market, things are just too busy for solar advocates to take it easy. Here are a couple of key things that are keeping things hopping: Oregon PUC Draft Solar Report, Community Solar Rulemaking (AR603), Oregon Solar Business Plan, Policy (we need you to rate proposals!), and more.

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Community Solar in Oregon

by Charlie Coggeshall & Rikki Seguin

As reported in OSEIA’s November 2015 newsletter, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) submitted formal recommendations to the legislature regarding “Attributes for the Design of a Community Solar Program” at the end of October. OSEIA was engaged in the PUC process which led to those recommendations, of which we are generally supportive of the outcome, though with some suggested revisions.

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The U.S Community Solar Market Outlook report is now available

GTM Research's latest report, U.S. Community Solar Market Outlook 2015-2020, predicts that by 2020 community solar will be an annual half-gigawatt market in the United States.

According to the report, community solar is the next largest growth opportunity in the United States. The new report profiles the states and developers that will help drive the market from tipping point to mainstream.

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