Entrepreneurs and investors converged in Denver, Colo. on Nov. 3-4 for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Industry Growth Forum . Speakers explored the potential for reshaping revenue streams and finding alternatives to venture capital financing structures.
How has Minnesota’s Omnibus Energy Bill, HF 2834, changed the climate for clean energy in the state since its signature on May 24, 2013? Heralded as a bold action to make Minnesota a national leader in clean energy, the multifaceted bill established a solar carve-out in addition to the state’s existing renewable portfolio standard. It also created a community solar program and reformed Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) policies. However, perhaps the most significant change was the new law’s use of the Value of Solar model that replaced net metering.