Illinois

Solar jobs: Progress and challenges in diversity

Two newly released reports explore diversity efforts for solar installation jobs in California and overall job growth in the Midwest.

Community solar, PACE policies moving forward in Illinois

ComEd’s community solar tariff faces intervenors in regulatory approval. Meanwhile, Illinois has signed into law legislation enabling Property Assessed Clean Energy.

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.

New Illinois law encourages ComEd to champion community solar

Under a new tariff structure, consumers could subscribe to community solar projects and get credits on their bills equal to their share of the project.

Wind and solar outstrip state renewable energy mandates (w/ charts)

A new report by Berkeley Lab also finds that solar is increasingly being used to meet state-level renewable energy requirements, while overall deployment of renewables is increasingly driven by other factors.

Illinois issues RFP for utility-scale and brownfield solar

An RFP due in August for solar larger than 2 MW plus brownfield solar projects of any size. Draft program rules for Illinois community solar programs are also expected in August.

Close call for Illinois solar program funding

Funding for solar programs in the Future Energy Jobs Act has been preserved, during an override of the governor’s veto of the budget.

Study: Midwest houses significant solar potential (with a Top 10 list)

Data collected by a Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative funded startup joined forces with realty firm Redfin to identify the Top 10 Midwestern cities with the most untapped solar potential.

“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.

Chicago and Portland, Oregon move towards 100% renewable energy

The two cities are the latest in significant momentum for 100% renewable energy campaigns

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