The California Air Resources Board identified rooftop solar as a key to California’s carbon neutrality, but proposed legislation slashes rooftop solar value in the state.
Also on the rise: Common Energy raises $16.5 million to expand community solar access nationwide. Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard. OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment. First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts. olar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky. Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting.
The veto has received unanimous bipartisan support.
Also on the rise: Missouri town declares solar farm a nuisance. PG&E seeks 176 MW of front-of-the-meter local solar. Group using NREL’s free ReEDs model validates 100% renewables by 2035 for 24 states. Caesars bets on solar, breaks ground on three projects in Atlantic City. MIT, NREL researchers develop 40%-efficient thermophotovoltaic cell for grid-scale thermal batteries. SEIA cuts solar deployment forecast 46% in light of anti-circumvention investigation. LG Energy Solution Q1 net income cut in half by materials costs and supply chain challenges, with sights set on strong EV market.
As renewable energy and energy freedom advocates rejoice, the bill will go back to the legislature, where it initially passed with 68% of the total vote.
Also on the rise: Governor Whitmer announces Michigan Healthy Climate Plan. Polar Racking provides foundations and racking for solar plus storage project on Prince Edward Island. Catalyze collaborates with Stream Realty Partners to deploy 450 MW of renewable energy. Ontario amends net metering policy to allow third-party ownership.
Prior to these amendments, Ontario’s net metering regulation required the customer to own or operate the renewable generation system to qualify as an eligible generator.
Also on the rise: SunStyle brings its solar shingles to the US market. Urban Electric Power unveils 1 MWh battery system at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Solar Superstar cities set the pace for solar development in the US. 2nd grader, Neil, gets a response to his letter to John Fitzgerald Weaver. Canadian university to be equipped with a stealthy solar façade/microgrid.
Of the 56 cities surveyed in all eight editions of the Shining Cities report, 15 recorded a tenfold increase in their solar capacity between 2014 and 2022, yet there is still much untapped potential.
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