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Solar Growth Changing Market Model

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: May 6th, 2015

Rapid growth in residential and small commercial solar is changing the way electric cooperatives obtain and some members use electric power, prompting calls to revamp state-required net metering policies. “Consumers are rapidly becoming the most important constituency on solar issues,” said Mary Ann Ralls, associate director regulatory counsel for NRECA’s government relations department. “Co-ops should... Read more

Legislative Conference, Renewable Energy

Solar Growth Changing Market Model

Published: May 6th, 2015

Rapid growth in residential and small commercial solar is changing the way electric cooperatives obtain and some members use electric power, prompting calls to revamp state-required net metering policies. “Consumers are rapidly becoming the most important... Read more

Editor's Pick, Renewable Energy

Co-ops Rank on Solar Top 10

Published: May 4th, 2015

Electric cooperatives are among the national leaders in providing solar power, according to rankings compiled by an industry association. Three co-ops rank among the top 10 among all co-ops, municipal and investor-owned utilities in solar watts... Read more

Renewable Energy

Solar: Bigger Not Always Better

Published: April 30th, 2015

Bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to solar power, a Hawaii co-ops says. “We’re trying to educate members so they don’t buy or lease a larger rooftop solar system than they need,” said David Bissell,... Read more

Renewable Energy

More, Bigger Co-op Solar Coming

Published: April 27th, 2015

Spurred by member requests, declining equipment costs and relatively short construction periods, several electric cooperatives are developing more solar projects. “Our members have expressed a strong interest in clean, local renewable energy,” said Lynn E. Thompson,... Read more

Renewable Energy

A Solar Tree Grows at Co-op Office

Published: April 13th, 2015

These aren’t the kind of trees that typically make dogs happy. But solar energy enthusiasts will love them. Three “solar trees” now grace Wake Electric’s new building in downtown Wake Forest, N.C. Each has a “trunk,”... Read more