Good News on the progress of Solar Power from around the US
New York is fundamentally re-imagining its grid with distributed generation at the center. After a 5 year campaign, NY SUN, a $1 billion / 3 gigawatt solar program, was finally approved. The NY Public Service Commission is now leading an effort, called ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ (REV) to restructure the utility business model to harness the benefits of DG.
Massachusetts came close to a long-term policy compromise that would have completely removed net metering caps, but instead passed a bill that provided short-term relief and set up multiple study/workshop processes.
Source cited: http://votesolar.org/