“Lots of different stakeholders have helped students look at how we build sites, how we rack sites, how we procure modules, how these sites are connected to the grid. And the hope is these students will get to see the asset management part of the system, how we maintain the site, how do we continue good operation,” said Zaid Ashai, CEO of Nexamp. Right now, in Rhode Island, solar panels produce enough electricity to power 8,000 homes. The goal in four years is to quadruple that number to 32,000 homes. “You’re only going to see more projects like the one in Richmond and like the one behind us,” Moore said. The first year of National Grid compliance was in 2007. Right now, 8.5 percent of electricity sales are generated by renewables in the Ocean State.
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TASC and RENEW Wisconsin claimed in the briefs that the record does not contain the necessary evidence to support the PSCs approval of the additional charges on customer energy generation such as solar energy. The court must reverse when the commissions action depends on any finding of fact that is not supported by substantial evidence in the record, said Amy Heart, spokeswoman for TASC. Here, the commissions own expert witness testified that there was not enough evidence on the record to approve the discriminatory solar charges. Heart said We Energies own study of the costs and benefits of solar energy in its service territory found that the solar customers provide a net benefit to all ratepayers.
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