Solar electric generation has increased 418 percent since 2010 and now accounts for 1.13 percent of total US generation capacity.
While utilities in a number of states throughout the country are fighting to scale back net metering programs for rooftop solar, Vermont has passed progressive net metering expansion legislation.
Rooftop solar advocates raised their voices in Colorado this week.
NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’s biggest residential solar companies last week, making the utility a leader in adapting its business model to the changing energy landscape.
The rooftop solar industry has had a triumphant couple of weeks in its defensive battles with utility companies over net metering policies.