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Auric Helps Drive Energy Policy at State Level

As covered in this Deseret News article, several Auric employees have been busy during the Utah legislative session to drive a key sustainable energy policy forward. We’re hard at work on issues in multiple states.

Solaroo Energy acquired by Auric Energy

Solaroo Energy acquired by Auric Energy

Solaroo, a high-performing solar provider in Utah and Colorado, has been acquired by Auric Energy in a move to position the company as a top 20 residential and commercial solar provider in the US.

Nevada Restores Net Metering for Existing Solar Customers

Nevada Restores Net Metering for Existing Solar Customers

Since December 2015, solar companies in Nevada have been forced to cut staff and essentially cease operations in the state after the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) announced their decision to eliminate net metering for solar customers. The unexpected and controversial ruling stated that solar customers in Nevada would not be credited for their excess power and those who installed solar before the new rule would not be grandfathered in. Since then, the solar industry has fought to have the ruling reversed and have a fairer rate structure implemented.

Auric Solar Partners with North America’s Number One PV Module Manufacturer

Auric Solar Partners with North America’s Number One PV Module Manufacturer

Silfab Solar, North America’s number one PV module manufacturer, announced a long-term partnership with Auric Solar, a leading solar installer in Utah and Idaho. Through the partnership, Silfab Solar will supply Auric with all-black, high-quality modules for residential and commercial projects and delivery of 15 megawatts over the next few months through US distributor, Russell Pacific.

This Could Be The Beginning Of The Solar Boom In Utah

This Could Be The Beginning Of The Solar Boom In Utah

Utah is just beginning to tap into its solar energy potential, ranking No. 5 in installed solar capacity out of all the mountain states of the West. It now has enough solar energy installed to power 5,500 homes; however, more solar development is in the works that will bring Utah closer to its neighboring states like Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico, which are already booming with solar activity.

New Report Finds Rooftop Solar Delivers a Benefit for All

New Report Finds Rooftop Solar Delivers a Benefit for All

Rooftop solar, and particularly net-metering, is increasingly under attack by many utilities across the U.S. Such entities claim they’re subsidizing solar panels, creating costs that other ratepayer must cover. However, a new report from Environment America and the Frontier Group, Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Societyfinds that utilities are likely paying less than the value that rooftop solar provides them and their customers.