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Partners break ground on 200 MW solar project in Illinois

Off-taker Cargill called the advancement of the Prairie Wolf project an “exciting step forward” on the company’s path to achieving its sustainability goals.

Solar Farm 2.0 helps Illini reach its campus renewable energy goals

The 12 MW installation nearly triples the university’s on-site renewable energy generation portfolio.

Illinois’ small-scale solar incentives are tapped out, leaving developers in the dark

The final incentives from the state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act have been awarded. With no emergency funds or new legislation pending, thousands of jobs could be at stake.

Morning Brief: Loanpal’s record originations means residential solar is going strong, SCE adds 590 MW of energy storage

Also in the brief: The American-made solar prize, and six Clearway Community Solar projects kick off construction across Illinois

Illinois regulators restore retail-rate net metering

The Illinois Commerce Commission says no to Ameren’s claim it had reached a 5% cap for retail-rate net metering in its service territory, siding with advocates who figured the real percentage was around 1.4%,

Morning Brief: Ameren Illinois chairman, ‘Our position on net metering credits has not changed’

Also in the brief: Nefarious deeds at the DOE — blocking yet another study favorable to renewables. The North American Energy Resilience Model joins the Seams study as a victims of agency bias.

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Morning Brief: Role of gas as a bridge fuel in US ‘just got shorter and narrower’

Also in the brief: Trina Solar completed its acquisition of Spanish solar tracker company Nclave, Plus — A Florida county board denies a zoning exemption for a 650-acre solar project in a predominantly Black community after some residents said the proposal constituted environmental racism.

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Regulators question Ameren’s math in net metering case

The utility is looking to move forward with a new rebate structure worth half the value of net metering, despite regulators’ orders to keep the rate in place until questions about the calculations Ameren is using to justify the new rate can be answered.

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Morning Brief: Another day, another utility fighting net metering — Ameren in Illinois this time

Also in the brief: Aurora adds battery backup recommendations to its solar design software, Global energy storage capacity could grow at a CAGR of 31%.

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Morning Brief: GAF Energy and Sunnova partner to offer roof-integrated PV and solar services

Also in the brief: Western Australia’s largest operating solar project, California’s recent grid woes

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