Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

Getting solar power in Illinois beyond FEJA

Illinois’s solar market under the Future Energy Jobs Act is just getting started, but a business group is calling for the next governor and state legislature to provide less restriction and more action in community and distributed solar programs.

Illinois smart inverter rebates to benefit solar deployment

The availability of smart inverter rebates for Illinois medium and large nonresidential PV systems in Illinois can go beyond being able to work better in a grid to impacting net metering, energy storage and other policy issues.

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Illinois includes small utilities in final state renewable energy plan

The state’s Commerce Commission has approved the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, reversing earlier exclusion of small utility participation. The plan promises to build a gigawatt-scale solar market in Illinois.

IREC launches new checklist for inspecting residential solar

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council has issued an updated checklist designed to facilitate the inspection process in the residential PV market.

From fossil fuel to fossil fuel-lite

A proposal by DTE Energy to replace coal fired generation with natural gas gets regulator staff approval in a rut.

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Illinois Power Agency picks two developers in utility-scale solar REC procurement

The Illinois Power Agency has selected two successful bidders to supply 400,000 renewable energy credits (RECs) per year for 15 years from utility-scale PV projects.

Opposition arises to Michigan plans to kill net metering

A proposed drastic change by the Michigan regulatory agency to end net metering later this year has hundreds registering opposition comments.

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99 megawatts of solar in Illinois, 99 megawatts of solar…

The largest PV project to be announced in Illinois will be located in the southern part of the Prairie State and have its electricity sold to a Midwest co-op organization.

Few major revisions in Illinois renewable energy plan

The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a draft order of the Illinois Energy Agency’s renewable energy plan with few major changes as the April 3 deadline for a final order nears.

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