Big solar coming (back) to Montana, banks feeling the heat over alleged DC Solar ponzi scheme: pvMB 4/18/19

Welcome to pv magazine USA’s morning brief. Today we bring you SunGrow’s new energy storage system, potential changes to the prime farmland rule in North Dakota, and PosiGen raising $20 million to deploy low- and middle-income solar.

A loan for your PV system & your new roof too

Mosaic has unveiled a more versatile loan product with a variety of innovations, including allowing households to qualify on the basis of total income, as well as an option for full amortization at the inception of the loan.

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Clean energy mandate passes Nevada Senate

SB 358 would require the state to generate enough electricity with zero-carbon sources to meet its own demand by 2050, and includes a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Spotsylvania solar fully approved, Cypress Creek teams up with Starbucks: pvMB 4/16/19

Good morning! In today’s pvMB we also bring you Enphase’s upgrade program hitting 2,500 users, the mayor of South Miami going off-grid, and more!

Idaho Power tries to shut down net metering (again)

The utility is dredging up the trope of the cost shift as it plans for 100% “clean” electricity – on its terms.

Elizabeth Warren calls for 10x increase of renewable generation on public lands, waters

The U.S. senator and presidential candidate announced the plans for a targeted expansion of renewable energy development on public lands along with a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and other measures.

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Green Mountain Power on 100% clean energy: hold my beer

The Vermont utility has set a plan to decarbonize more aggressively than even Washington DC, as the second utility known to pv magazine to set a 100% clean electricity target.

Wisconsin moves forward with two massive solar projects

State regulators have approved Invenergy’s 300 MWac Badger Hollow Solar Farm and NextEra’s 150 MWac Two Creeks Solar project, as part of a wave of large-scale solar that is coming to Wisconsin.

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

Governor Rosselló has signed legislation moving the island to 100% renewable energy, while both the Trump Administration and the island’s utility push for a greater dependence on gas.

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It’s official: Chicago will go 100% renewable

The City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to transition the entire city’s electricity supply to renewable energy by 2035, which makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to set a 100% renewable energy commitment.