Renewable Energy and the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” – Alive and Well, With Potential Upside

In late December 2017, Congress passed a sweeping tax bill reducing corporate tax rates and impacting a number of industries. In terms of impact on the renewable energy industry, there were initial concerns that Congress might make changes to what was considered settled policy (Congress had already extended federal tax credits for solar and other […]

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Alta Energy’s Kacie Peters Speaking on PACE Financing at Solar Power International!

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a simple and effective way to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other upgrades to commercial buildings. C-PACE pays for 100% of a project’s costs and is repaid over terms of up to 30 years via an assessment added to the property’s tax bill[1]. For businesses interested in […]

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NEM 2.0 Is Now in Effect for PG&E as Well as SDG&E Utility Customers – Here Are the Effects on Commercial Solar Economics in California

Earlier in the year, we reported on changes to California’s “Net Energy Metering”, or NEM, regulations that are now beginning to take effect. PG&E reported yesterday that the cap for NEM 1.0 had finally been reached – only days from the date we predicted in our earlier blog post. NEM is a policy that allows […]

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PG&E’s Expiring Net Metering 1.0 Program and What It Means for C&I Solar

Alta Energy continuously monitors a variety of renewable energy and utility policies across the U.S., with a particular focus on net energy metering programs such as those administered by the California investor-owned utilities (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E). Net energy metering, or NEM, is a regulatory structure that allows utility customers with eligible renewable energy systems […]

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Reaching 2020 – Challenges in Renewable Energy Procurement and How to Meet Corporate Sustainability Goals

Renewable energy procurement is now a key aspect of any corporate strategy. Rapidly improving economics mean that to not at least consider a renewable energy strategy is akin to leaving money on the table. The economic case for clean energy is reinforced by the risks of inaction in a social environment where engaged consumers demand […]

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The Sun Also Rises: The Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension And New Opportunities To Profitably Deploy Solar

  Now that Congress has extended the Investment Tax Credit (“ITC”) for five more years, new profitable opportunities to deploy solar have opened up for companies and real estate owners. Solar energy — deployed at the right locations, in the right way — makes solid economic sense. Will you reap the benefits: financial, sustainability, brand […]

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GreenBiz Forum Reveals Strong Commitment to Solar and Other Renewable Energy with Brighter Economics

Alta Energy recently exhibited at the GreenBiz Forum 16 in Scottsdale, AZ, February 23 – 25 2016. The perfect weather and inspirational surroundings were nearly ignored by the 700+ passionate attendees who were eager to come together, share stories and support each other on their current and future endeavors. Attendees included a mix of well-known […]

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NEMA- The Best Thing To Happen To Your Farm In Decades

It turns out if you devote a small percentage of your farm to solar, you can generate substantial savings on a per acre basis. Despite the tens of thousands in electricity savings that can be acquired from on-site solar generation, utility policies have plagued farmers from doing so, until the introduction of NEMA. No, it’s […]

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