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EDPR completes the construction of 200 MW solar park, the largest in Indiana

EDP ​​Renewables North America has signed a PPA with cooperative Hoosier Energy to supply communities between the states of Indiana and Illinois from the Riverstart plant.

Sunrise brief: Palmetto captures PV potential of roughly 75% of U.S. rooftops

Also on the rise: Aerial inspection and site data service provider, Heliolytics, acquired by NovaSource. Solar panel recycling firm teams up with Solaris. Investment gets Texas PV developer IndustrialSun ready for launch. Community solar moves forward in Illinois. International team of researchers develop solar-powered hydrogen energy platform.

SunVest New Energy awarded 38 MW of community solar in Illinois

The capacity was awarded under the Illinois Adjustable Block Program, which was approved in September, after months of industry stagnation.

Sunrise brief: Mitigating environmental damage risks to solar panels in winter

Also on the rise: China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress. Source Power Company selected by NJR Clean Energy Ventures to provide customer acquisition and management services to New York community solar project. Scout Clean Energy acquires another midwest solar project. A look at the role solar and energy storage can play in greening the world’s urban spaces.

Scout Clean Energy acquires utility-scale solar project in Illinois

The acquisition of the $400m Blue Sky Project follows closely on the heels of Scout’s announced purchase of a 112 MW solar project in Missouri.

Policy leads the way: Impactful action at the state level in 2021

While federal policy action (or inaction) grabs all the headlines, let’s look back at some of the most impactful state and local developments from 2021.

National Grid Renewables closes financing for 200 MW solar project

Once completed, the 200 MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project will be the largest of its kind in Illinois, and will bring the state near 900 MW of installed solar capacity.

Competitive Power Ventures acquires 460 MW solar portfolio

Purchased from developer Belltown Power, the two projects are located in Illinois and Kentucky.

Midwestern states agree to co-develop an EV charging network

Governors of five states agreed to increase access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Midwest.

Toymaker hitches its little red wagon to solar energy

Kid’s wagon maker Radio Flyer commissioned Chicago-based Sunvest to build the array, which was optimized with SolarEdge inverters.

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