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Controversial renewable bill passes North Carolina Legislature

The bill’s long-term commitments reduced oversight for Duke Energy outweigh the renewable capacity increases and coal retirements it promises, according to those against it.

DOE wants to power 5 million homes with community solar by 2025

the goal represents a 700% increase in installed community solar capacity and comes with the tandem goal of creating $1 billion in energy bill savings.

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Alliant Energy completes its first community solar installation

The 1 MW installation is set to provide power to up to 1,000 customers, with more projects planned for Wisconsin and Iowa.

Distributed Solar Development portfolio adds 22 MW of community solar

All four projects in the portfolio are planned to reach operation by Q3 2022, with the fourth project currently undergoing acquisition.

California legislators show support for community solar proposal

Dubbed the “Net Value Billing Tariff,” the program would be targeted at low-income and disadvantaged customers, who would be compensated based on the value of a project’s generation at the time it’s provided to the grid.

More than 125 local governments adopt SolarAPP+

Completing a goal set in July, Secretary of Energy Granholm sets the target for another 60 communities to join in the coming six months.

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Oregon regulators ease community solar guidelines

Community solar development is set to accelerate as the program full capacity allotment is now available. Low-income customers have had their discount doubled.

Clean Energy Group awards $1 million for solar + storage in underserved communities

The funds have led to the completion of 30 solar + storage projects in low-income communities, with 63 more on the way.

Delaware Gov. signs bill easing community solar access

SB 2 removes a series of barriers that have prevented community solar growth in Delaware, while also making it easier for low-income residents to access community solar.

New York Gov. Hochul calls for 10 GW of distributed solar by 2030

An expansion on NY-Sun could create up to 6,000 jobs and advance New York’s position towards achieving 70% renewables by 2030.