New Solar Access Act aims to implement automated solar permitting in most California cities

Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced SB 617, the Solar Access Act. SB 617 implements automated solar permitting in local jurisdictions with over 10,000 residents. This will allow for remote inspections and approvals of residential solar and solar + storage systems, which will greatly decrease approval times, cut permitting costs for local governments and homeowners,… […]

Biden Restores the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

The U.S. Department of Interior has revoked amendments to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) filed by the Trump administration last month. “We are pleased to learn that the Department of Interior has restored the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan by terminating a last-minute attempt by the previous administration to unilaterally amend it,” says […]

Ameren Missouri Invests Heavily in Grid Modernization

Ameren Missouri, a subsidiary of Ameren Corp., has filed an updated Smart Energy Plan and budget with the Missouri Public Service Commission.  Currently in its third year of implementation, the Smart Energy Plan progress includes smart technology that can rapidly detect outages and restore service in seconds – as well as new storm-resilient utility poles, […]

Complete Solar Completes Acquisition of Current Insight

Complete Solar, a residential solar company, has acquired Current Insight LLC, an engineering company that provides CAD designs, structural engineering stamps and electrical engineering stamps to solar companies. As part of Complete Solar, Current Insight will continue to deliver CAD and engineering services. The acquisition augments Complete Solar’s offerings with three new products, creates new […]

ComEd report finds investments in residential solar, energy efficiency benefit all customers

ComEd this week reported to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that residential customers are receiving savings and clean energy benefits from the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) and that these benefits are greater than the costs to customers. Enacted by the Illinois General Assembly in 2016, FEJA is jumpstarting renewable energy and increasing savings through… […]