27 Dec '11, 4pm

Hawaii, California removing barrier limiting rooftop solar projects

Hawaii, California removing barrier limiting rooftop solar projects

As Hawaii's solar industry began ramping up, the state joined with local utilities to form the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy to set technical and regulatory standards for meeting Hawaii's ambitious renewables goals. As part of the initiative, the Public Utilities Commission asked Hawaiian Electric to develop and launch what is now the state's existing feed-in tariff. Moriwake of Earthjustice said the utility proposed a more modest program than the commission anticipated and raised concerns that that encouraging more solar could jeopardize the grid's reliability.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/stories/hawaii-ca...

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