Alabama

Facebook, TVA solar projects to nearly double Tennessee and Alabama solar

The two projects, at 227 and 150 MW respectively will greatly increase the capacity of installed solar in both states.

Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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LG to make high-efficiency solar panels in Alabama

LG Electronics has announced plans for a 500 MW/year solar module manufacturing facility in Huntsville to make its NeON2 60-cell 340-W modules. With this and other factories the nation will be well over the 2.5 GW cell exemption under Section 201.

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TVA imposes “grid access” fee

The semi-public power giant will be passing the fee on to its member utilities, who will choose how to implement it. If passed on, for the average user the fixed charge would be around $6.75 per month.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.

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The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.

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Swinerton completes 72 MW-AC solar project in Alabama

The Alabama Solar A project will provide electricity to Walmart through a long-term contract.

TVA & NextEra put online Alabama’s largest PV plant

The 75 MW River Bend Solar Energy Center represents a rare entry by TVA into the world of non-hydro renewable energy.

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