Solar Energy

September 24, 2013

California Redefines Solar Net Metering, Will Restructure Residential Electricity Rates

Sanjay Ranchod, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Policy and Electricity Markets at SolarCity, talks AB 327 and net metering with The Planning Report.

November 3, 2011

LADWP’s Ron Nichols: We Need Capital Investment

Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.

August 7, 2013

Nate Lewis Leads US Energy Innovation Hub at Caltech

Nate Lewis, Scientific Director of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech, discusses the scale of climate change at the LAEDC Mid Year Economic Forecast.

February 26, 2012

Ron Nichols at VX2012: LADWP Must Meet Renewable Obligations

Ron Nichols, General Manager of the LADPW, at the fifth VerdeXchange Conference offers remarks on the challenges the utility faces in reaching renewable energy goals and mandates. Rates will climb, and the Nichols is certain that the LADWP can reach the 33 percent renewables requirement.

October 7, 2011

The Future of Utility-Scale Renewable Energy in California

From the CleanTech OC 2011 Annual Conference and Expo comes this conversation between Marcie Edwards, Michael Peevey, Tim Olson, Stephen Mullenix, and Guy Blanchard on renewable utilities in California. The panelists focus on whether the regulatory bodies create certainty or ambiguity in the California renewables market.

October 7, 2011

German Solar Entrepreneurs Assess California

Boris von Bormann, Wade Webb, Brade Meikle, Tom Buttgenbach, Rugerro Schleicher-Tappeser, and Boris Schubert explore the state of the solar industry today. How are development projects changing as solar PV becomes more competitive? What should experienced entrepreneurs from Europe understand about the California market and development process? Permitting delays, in particular, make California a difficult place for new solar PV developments. Innovative business models, however, are creating opportunities.

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