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South Carolina regulators tell Dominion to rethink its coal fleet

Regulators ordered the utility to evaluate the risks and environmental costs of operating its coal plants, and consider options to replace the plants with clean energy alternatives.

Manufacturers call for module size standardization

Trina Solar is spearheading an effort to standardize 210mm silicon wafers and modules, aiming to improve production efficiency, supply chain optimization and innovation.

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FPL brings 5 new solar projects on line

The Florida utility is bringing a combined 375 MW of solar capacity into operation on New Year’s Eve.

Virginia looks to kick off 2021 with a solar subscription program

SB629 would allow the state’s Dominion Energy customers to buy solar power via subscription from a shared power facility owned by a third-party entity, with 30% of the program’s initial 150 MW capacity being reserved for low- or middle-income subscribers.

Solar roundup: Lower export fees in Michigan and net metering takes a hit in Vermont

Consumers Energy cuts solar export fees in Michigan, while net metering takes a hit in Vermont. And TVA wants feedback on an environmental report for a planned 50 MW solar and 200 MWh storage project in Mississippi.

Illinois’ small-scale solar incentives are tapped out, leaving developers in the dark

The final incentives from the state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act have been awarded. With no emergency funds or new legislation pending, thousands of jobs could be at stake.

Aggressive new fees for South Carolina solar customers draw fire

The proposed fees could end up costing the solar average homeowner more than $700 annually. Critics call the fees an attempt to take away consumer control over their power bills.

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Silicon Ranch raises $225 million to fund 1 GW of solar by 2022

The company’s largest-ever funding round will help it bring more than 1 GW of solar on line and position Nashville-based Silicon Ranch to enter new markets.

Extreme weather is causing solar insurance premiums to explode

Catastrophic weather events in Texas and California have led to steep insurance premium cost increases, according to a new analysis by Norton Rose Fulbright.

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Low solar costs are bringing new customers to the market. We need to treat them fairly

With solar energy more accessible than ever before, the industry has a responsibility towards new customers to steward them to the solution that delivers the best value and reliability.

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