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Another massive solar project is approved in Indiana

Indiana regulators have approved the 195 MW Hardy Hills Solar project, the most recent on a flood of 100 MW+ solar projects planned for the Hoosier State.

Watch: Solar project feasibility tool from Sunfig can boost bottom-line results

Developers can make decisions up-front to reduce risks, increase profitability, and save time with SIFT’s ability to model hundreds of layouts, conditions, performance goals, and financial scenarios in seconds.

Renewable energy group challenges Mississippi Power plan that sidelines solar

The group called on regulators to reject the plan and asked why solar — at a near-term cost of $20 per MWh — was not selected over an existing fossil generator at $51.70 per MWh.

Sunrise brief: IKEA and Rockefeller foundations pledge $1bn for distributed energy push

Also on the rise: Solar + storage systems produce more than the sum of their parts; a second spacewalk deploys a new solar array at the ISS; group wins a $900m contract for a MISO-PJM HVDC transmission project; and JinkoSolar will boost its poly access by 100k tons.

Two Duke IRPs shot down by South Carolina regulators

South Carolina regulators rejected Duke Energy Carolina and Duke Energy Progress’ Integrated Resource Plans, and demanded a “single and clear” recommendation.


Solar is as popular as apple pie (but some folks still prefer pecan)

A Pew Research Center study found that solar enjoys the strongest support among those surveyed. Splits emerged when it came to Gen Z, Millennial, Gen X, and Boomers, not to mention the Republican-Democrat split.

Solar 101: It all comes down to curb appeal

The residential solar industry has taken notice of the demand for beautiful, hidden panels, and is now providing creative and attractive designs that you can incorporate into your rooftop solar project.


How do factors related to solar modules impact site-wide tracker costs?

With the market for solar modules ever-evolving, Array Technologies and PVEL released a study looking at the different module characteristics that affect site-wide tracker costs.

Sunrise brief: LG Energy batteries for 1.2 GWh Moss Landing energy storage project

Also on the rise: A long-duration energy storage project advances in Canada, and Siemens is providing hydrogen-capable turbines for a Nebraska power plant repowering project.

To address transmission issues, FERC and NARUC agree to tackle barriers through a new task force

A decade after FERC Order 1000 was issued, transmission buildout remains slow, threatening clean energy goals and expanded solar and wind energy deployment.

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