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A slew of bills introduced in Louisiana’s legislature this year were challenging the state’s solar incentives. At least one, House Bill 705 to gradually phase out the state’s solar and wind tax credits by 2020, has moved forward. http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/Solar-under-assault-Louisiana-5-10-13/ #solar #solarenergy

The rural areas of Georgia are turning to solar power. The state's Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) will add 210 megawatts of power, predominantly in rural homes and businesses. http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/georgia-moves-forward-with-asi-to-add-210-mws-of-solar-4-3-13/ #solarnews #solarenergy

A contested bill in North Carolina that would repeal the state’s renewable portfolio standard is moving forward despite what appeared to be committee that voted against it. http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/Anti-Solar-Bill-North-Carolina-Moves-Forward-5-6-13/ #solarenergy #solar

Here they are: the Top 10 states in the US for residential #solar. Rankings are based on payback time (or ROI) and highest energy prices. http://www.solarreviews.com/news/top-states-for-solar-fall-2013/

Big news for the #solar industry! California's state’s lawmakers have passed two solar bills, one that will change electric rate structures in California as well as remove the cap on net-metering (AB 327); the other will allow Californians to purchase renewable energy from their energy utility (SB 43). http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/california-passes-solar-bills-091613/

Thanks to the Colorado Legislature for the bipartisan passage of House Bill 1101 today. This bill matches the property tax exemption for #CommunitySolar gardens to the exemption already in place for rooftop panels. It now moves on to the Governor for approval as Colorado continues to support #solar for all!

The attacks on net-metering and other provisions that make it easier for home and business owners are increasing. To push back against this a group of solar rooftop installers have come together as The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/Solar-installers-fight-IOU-with-TASC-5-13-13/ #solarenergy #solar

Two pieces of anti-solar legislation in North Carolina (H298 and S365)—intended to repeal North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards law—have stalled out for the time being, leaving both bills stuck in committee. http://www.solarreviews.com/blog/North-Carolina-fights-anti-solar-bills-5-27-13. #solarenergy

Community #solar is ideal for low-income residents who rent their homes and are looking to save money on their energy bill. Throughout the US, programs are being introduced to make community solar affordable to those in disadvantaged neighborhoods, creating a sense of empowerment and energy independence. http://easycleanenergy.com/cecblog/index.php/community-solar-can-empower-low-income-neighborhoods/