Arkansas

The good, the bad and the strange of net metering policy changes

Maine will restore net metering, Kentucky is gutting it and Arkansas has opened the door to any one of a number of changes, as the foundational policy for distributed solar sees ups and downs across the nation.

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Solar + storage for the first time in Arkansas

A 100 MW project featuring the state’s first large-scale battery storage system has been announced in Arkansas. The project will be developed by a subsidiary of NextEra, and the power bought by Entergy Arkansas.

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pvMB 2/13/19: Tigo’s SMART website, DeKalb solar projects return… and more!

Happy hump day to you and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at an Australian company’s drone powered by solar wings, Southern Arkansas University Tech going solar and everything else fit to get you caught up on solar news.

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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Fayetteville, Arkansas and Ann Arbor commit to 100% renewable energy

Ann Arbor has pledged to meet city energy use with 100% renewables by 2035 and Fayetteville by 2030.

Addressing C&I solar market shortcomings with PACE

A research paper by the Solar Energy Industries Association looks at the potential of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy to boost the commercial and industrial solar sector

The future of solar in MISO

MISO plans to conduct a multi-year study of how increasing amounts of solar and other forms of renewable energy will impact its territory and how to manage expected growth.

81 MW solar project finally breaks ground in Arkansas

Two years after NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas received approval for the Stuttgart Solar Energy Center, the companies broke ground on the project yesterday.

“Red state” utilities populate the top 10 lists for solar

SEPA’s annual utility list shows utilities in North Carolina, Iowa and Utah among the top 3 in its lists for solar installed on an absolute and per-customer basis. The organization also published new lists of the top utilities for storage deployment.

42 States (and DC) try to screw with solar

The 50 States of Solar Policy Report by the NC Clean Energy Technology Center documents 117 separate actions that changed or attempted to change various policies affecting the solar industry

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