A guide to current laws and research across the country.
Ohio Republicans Introduce Bill for Community Solar Pilot Project Columbus, Ohio
Two Republicans in Ohio introduced a bill that would allow the development of community solar systems as part of a statewide pilot project. HB 197 would pave the way for 1,500MW of community solar and award special grants for brownfield projects.
DOE Announces Solar Energy Workforce Development Program Recipients Washington, DC
(Municipal solar energy could soon be a possibility in Ohio as new legislation moves forward. Photo: James St. John)
The Department of Energy announced 12 projects selected for negotiations to launch training partnerships that expand the solar energy workforce in disadvantaged and underrepresented communities across the country. The projects include two SPW Top Solar Contractors and the Amicus O&M Cooperative.
IRS Releases Direct Payment and IRA Portability Guidance Washington, DC
The IRS has published proposed rules and FAQs about direct payment and portability options in the Inflation Reduction Act. The guide outlines who qualifies for these incentives and how to claim them on your tax return.
Budget and Finance Committee proposes repeal of IRA in new tax law Washington, DC
The Budget and Finance Committee has proposed repealing the Inflation Reduction Act in its Build It in America Act. It's unlikely to move forward, but it's the Republican-led House's second attempt to overturn the IRA this year.
Majority of States Get Poor Grades for Clean Energy Interconnection Policy The US
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council released its Freeing the Grid Interconnection Grades, which rank each state in the nation on the quality of its interconnection policies. Of the 39 states and territories that have statewide interconnection procedures, only New Mexico received an A for its interconnection rules.