The utility, in defending the $5-per-kilowatt charge, says “there is a cost” to supplying backup power to solar customers.
E&E News spoke with officials from four states across the political spectrum to learn more about what to expect on the Affordable Clean Energy rule in the months ahead.
While training opportunities abound for installers, a series of workshops in three southern cities aims to bring architects and other design professionals up to speed on solar.
As environmental groups look to the courts to defend clean energy policy under a presidential administration hostile to regulations and climate commitments, a Southeast advocacy group may provide a template.
While other Southeastern states are surging ahead with solar energy, advocates say a unique combination of policy obstacles, burdensome fees, and one reluctant utility company has Alabama lagging behind.