A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

In December, the federal government issued proposed regulations to provide guidance for the advanced manufacturing production credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The new Section 45X provides a credit for the production (within the United States) and sale of certain eligible components including solar and wind energy components, inverters, qualifying battery components and applicable critical minerals.

New zoning regulations in New York City abolish the coverage and setback restrictions for rooftop solar installations that have historically hampered the expansion of clean energy developments. In addition, the law will allow for solar canopies to be installed over the city’s 8,500 acres of parking lots, adequate space for hundreds of additional megawatts of clean energy production.

Read the full guide from Solar Power World here.