HaHaSmart Solar NewsNovember 26, 2019715
An interview with sister publication Energy-Storage.news, ESA chief executive Kelly Speakes-Backman the implementation of a storage ITC, commenting that the asset class was currently enjoying “extremely strong, bipartisan support” from US Congress, the Department of Energy and other administration.
Speakes-Backman stated, “Frankly, it made sense at the very beginning to have these, the solar-plus-storage [ITC eligible projects]. But storage is applicable to so much more than just being coupled with solar now, that I think it’s important to create a level playing field.”
Currently, energy storage projects are eligible to receive the solar ITC only if they are simultaneously and co-located with solar power generation, but congress is due to debate the option of a standalone storage ITC later this year.
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