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.

A soft path to residential PV cost reduction

The biggest opportunities to reduce the cost of residential PV installations are in the “soft”, non-material sectors, according to an NREL study.

Michigan solar total remains low among renewable energy options

The total volume of PV in Michigan remains small for the size of the state, especially as a percentage of renewable energy, as reported by state regulator.

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Department of Energy helps Florida reduce solar soft costs

As residential PV installed costs remain high and import tariffs loom, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program is helping a county and localities in Florida reduce permit costs and cut red tape in the installation process.

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Illinois progresses with solar program RFQs and a community solar clearinghouse website

As regulatory approval of Illinois solar programs nears, RFQs are posted for program administrators and a community solar website for developers, potential subscribers and community organizations launches.

PJM seeks a middle course in capacity markets

The PJM regional transmission organization has come up with a proposal that will determine the impact of certain kinds of subsidies in power generation capacity auctions as well as the parties offering them.

Minnesota more than doubles installed solar in 2017

Minnesota Department of Commerce’s preliminary statistics show the state reaching 717 MW by the end of 2017, with particularly strong growth in the community solar sector.

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