One of the biggest obstacles to renewable energy deployment in the US is overcoming the utility and AHJ review process. Long processing times leads to higher costs, customer and integrator frustrations, and is just generally bad for business. The intentional  slow-playing of solar PV deployment by the utilities is further hampering the deployment of sorely needed renewable energy.

Check out this article to see how one state is coping with the high penetration of solar PV in its territory...

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