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The solar tax credit extension will make net metering battles much more intense

Katherine tweed | greentech media | 18 january 2016 

To read the full article in Greentech Media, click here.

Solar is set to explode in the U.S., thanks to the recent five-year extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit. That battle has been won.But now the battle over solar policy -- particularly distributed energy policy at the local level -- is likely to intensify.  

Matt Mooren said: The question becomes which states are poised to change the growth and location of solar.  It’s going to be more about blocking and tackling.  Nevada has attacked the fairness issue head on.  As capital costs of solar stream trend downward, at some point, it’s an attractive opportunity.

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Zach Pollock added: “The solar industry has gotten its holiday wish list, when it comes to the ITC extension. What that has done is put additional pressure on the state policies.  In regards to the state-level solar policy, until now, it’s mostly been reactive.

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