The Solar Alliance, an industry trade group, has filed comments opposing FirstEnergy Corp.'s force majeure application with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio seeking a waiver of the utility's in-state solar requirement for 2009 and 2010 under Ohio's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The group is asking the Commission to order FirstEnergy to issue a long-term request for proposal for solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) to cover the shortfall. In the alternative, The Solar Alliance asks the Commission to require FirstEnergy to pay a RPS compliance penalty of $1.3 million. Additional background on FirstEnergy's force majeure application is available here and here.