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California Market for Large-Scale Renewable Projects Gains New Momentum from the Passage of California Assembly Bill 327

In a 33-5 vote on September 10, the California State Assembly passed an assembly bill that could help to rekindle the large-scale renewable energy project market in California. The bill, AB 327 [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], is the first major rewriting of utility ratemaking...

Foley & Lardner LLP: 1-3 MW Solar RFP Issued in Palo Alto, California

By Jason W. Allen , William D. DuFour III and Justus J. Britt The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 1-3 MW (AC) in order to create a CPAU-branded Community Solar Program. The CPAU has stated that its primary objectives for such program are to help facilitate...

This is Real Law: Green Side Up: The Current State of Renewable Energy Mandates

By the Real Law Editorial Team With a hundred or so empty pop cans, you can comfortably heat a small building. Perforated and sealed end-to-end, those cans become a manifold inside a wood or metal frame with a clear panel sealed on the front. Solar energy is used to warm air that enters the unit...