The Solar Foundation's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood : Encouraging Solar Development through Community Association Policies and Processes" - This guide, written for association boards of directors and architectural review committees, discusses the advantages of solar energy and examines the elements of state solar rights provisions designed to protect homeowner access to these benefits. It then presents a number of recommendations associations can use to help bring solar to their communities.
March 2013 - FREC Energy Infrastructure Update- For the first time, solar energy accounted for all new utility electricity generation capacity added to the U.S. grid last month, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) March 2013 "Energy Infrastructure Update.” More than 44 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity was brought online from seven projects in California, Nevada, New Jersey, Hawaii, Arizona, and North Carolina. All other energy sources combined added no new generation.
Georgia's Electricity Suppliers(pdf) - a map of Georgia's providers, with county boundries.
Improving System Load Factor(pdf)- Article in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of the North American Clean Energy magazine discussing system load factor's impact on renewable energy rates.
EIA- USShort Term Energy Outlook (Feb 13, 2013)- Excerpt from a publication by the EIA on the USShort Term Energy Outlook
Final 2012 "Top 10"SEPAUtility Scale Solar Rankings(pdf) - The Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPA) sixth annual Utility Solar Rankings report details the results of an annual survey sent to hundreds of utilities in the United States asking them about the solar electric installations in their service territories.
Master Limited Partnerships :Can MLPs lower renewable electric project costs while increasing liquidity?- A May 2013 editorial written by GSEAMember Lee Peterson of CohnReznick
Georgia Power Sales Tax Lawsuit, March 29, 2013- The Georgia Court of Appeals dismissed individuals' refund claims against a utility company for over-collecting sales taxes because taxpayers are not authorized to bring a tax refund cause of action against a dealer under OCGA 48-2-35; however, the court held that the individuals may challenge the company's municipal franchise fee calculation.
April 4, 2013-"North Carolina Introduces SB590, The Military Good Neighbor Act"
PPALaws as of 03/01/2013 for selected states- List of selected PPArelated laws by state as of 03/01/2013.
Georgia State Energy Strategy- Developed by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA), the Georgia Energy Report includes a detailed profile of energy generation and consumption, and information on initiatives and programs designed to help secure the state’s energy future.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012(pdf) -Analysis by CohnReznick of the 2012 bill and what it means for renewable energy.
Why Advocacy Matters(pdf) - Article from the Southface Journal of Sustainable Building about the merits of solar advocacy.
Solar Trends: Price & Growth
States of Solar(pdf) - Article from the The Southface Journal of Sustainable Building contrasting the Southeast with Germany's solar energy output.
What Would Jefferson Do(pdf) - "The Historical Role of Federal Subsidies in Shaping America's Energy Future"
Solar Foundation :2013 State Solar Jobs- An Interactive Map