The university is the second in the nation to match its energy usage with solar, following completion of the 20 MW Spider Solar project.
The state is under a crunch to build out 3.1 GW of storage by 2035, but bills meant to remove lengthy regulatory approvals and ease the procurement of local permits are looking to alleviate the pressure.
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island have suggested homeowners are prepared to pay $279 per year to avoid living within a mile of a large-scale solar plant. Other research has contrary findings.
The number of large solar projects is surging in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track. We’ve gathered up the recent news in big solar — with Indiana set to double its solar capacity, and Texas galloping along. Plus, the never-ending Spotsylvania saga.
Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.
The pre-life of the Spotsylvania solar energy project has been riddled with financial and societal difficulties. As much as these issues have made a quagmire of development, it also provides a case study on the logistics of getting such a large project built.
Also in the brief: a lawsuit filed against the Spotsylvania solar project, West Virginia’s solar future sits at the governor’s desk, 16 MW for Richmond, Indiana and more.
A new report released by The Brookings Institute looks at the land density and communal opposition issues raised by new renewable development, offering both logistical and policy-driven solutions.
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