Illinois

Bipartisan congressional solar caucus coalesces after tariff decision

Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) and Ralph Norman (R) have founded what appears to be the first solar-specific caucus in Congress.

S&C Electric switches gears in the energy storage, microgrid space

The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.

Illinois progresses with solar program RFQs and a community solar clearinghouse website

As regulatory approval of Illinois solar programs nears, RFQs are posted for program administrators and a community solar website for developers, potential subscribers and community organizations launches.

New online solar tools

In this guest post Bentham Paulos brings you some of the top new online tools for the solar industry, including irradition maps, decision tools and finance simulators.

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Utah, Illinois rank among state-level solar stars, says IREC report

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council named its 2017 Clean Energy States Honor Roll yesterday, highlighting some its favorite solar success stories at the state level.

Concerns raised over details of Illinois renewables plan

The Illinois Power Agency Plan containing the community and low and moderate income solar programs had a number of objections filed in December after its submission to the Illinois Commerce Commission.

Amended Illinois renewable energy plan headed to regulators

The Illinois Power Agency has updated its Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan and filed it with the Illinois Commerce Commission for spring 2018 approval.

California, Illinois and Texas lead grid modernization efforts

The report’s authors believe clean energy targets by states, cities, and corporations are driving utility efforts to accommodate rapid growth in distributed efforts like rooftop solar and wind, among others.

Report: Illinois leads on clean energy but could make it better

The Environmental Law & Policy Center says Illinois is well on its way to building a strong clean-energy infrastructure and offers its suggestions on how to enhance it’s region-leading work.

So, how do you like the Midwest, eh?

Attendees to the SEIA Solar Midwest conference in Chicago were asked a few questions on the possibilities of the solar market in the region on October 19th

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