Maria Chea

Maria Chea

Maria J. Chea is a Research Analyst in the IHS Markit Technology solar team. Maria is currently responsible for research and analysis specializing in markets in the America. Maria contributes to the North America and Emerging Markets reports, including the tracking and analyzing of both downstream projects and market policies.

Prior to joining IHS, Maria worked in Brooklyn, New York at a renewable energy financial advisory startup as part of their transaction advisory team. She also worked at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC for the Andean Country Department.

Maria has an MA from Columbia University in Energy Management and Finance. She speaks English and Spanish and is based in Austin, TX.


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Nevada regulators reinstate net metering, seek to increase RPS target

Nevada regulators reinstate net metering, seek to increase RPS target In June 2017, Nevada regulators passed and signed into law a bill that will reinstate net metering and continue to push for increasing the State’s RPS target to 40%, up from 25%. When net metering was eliminated in December 2015, demand for residential PV in Nevada was significantly reduced. Restoring net metering will have an immediate and positive impact on the market, increasing demand for residential PV from the second half of 2017. Increasing the RPS target will ensure that long-term demand for utility-scale renewable energy sources in the market will remain strong.

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The United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement has limited impact on the solar industry – instead, the Suniva petition jeopardizes PV deployment

On 1 June 2017, Donald Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the Paris agreement, thus making it one of three countries in the world, to not partake in the accord. While the decision has been criticized by some environmental groups, it will not directly impact those states and private businesses that have already begun to take steps to achieve a clean energy transition. A more serious threat to future PV deployment than the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is the decision from the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate solar module imports.

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Power & Energy Technology
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