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The nuclear city goes 100% renewable

Chicago would be the largest city in the nation to call for 100% renewable energy, with a 2035 target date. And the location says a lot about the future of clean energy.

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Illinois community solar block grants 10x over-subscribed

Illinois regulators have received applications for 1.8 GW of community solar projects, far more than state authorities were planning for when they designed the block grant program.

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pvMB 2/14/19: Lyft adds EV option, Kentucky legislation to kill net metering… and more!

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to your pv magazine USA morning brief! Today we’ll be looking at a Tesla Powerwall owner who’s system was so efficient in an outage, he didn’t know there was one, the limbo of Illinois solar projects, a team of teenage girl engineers that designed a solar powered tent for the homeless and everything else you need to know this morning.

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.

pvMB 2/12/19: AceClamp’s response to patent infringement allegations, NEXTracker’s hiring spree… and more!

Welcome to today’s pv magazine USA morning brief and thanks for spending your morning with us. Today we’re looking at English researchers’ development of a solar flag, two community solar projects in Illinois under fire, University of Northern Iowa’s new group-buy program and everything else on our solar slate. Let’s ride!

The Green New Deal is going to happen at the state, not federal level

While U.S. Senators Markey and AOC introduce a resolution for the Green New Deal, legislation has been introduced in six states to implement 80-100% clean energy by at least 2050.

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Monsters of the Midwest: Giant solar farms approved in Illinois and Michigan

In the previously middling Midwest, local authorities have approved two solar projects totaling 340 MW in Illinois and Michigan, each of which is larger than anything put online to date in these states.

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Extra Space Storage adds 2.7 MW to solar arsenal

The company has partnered with Pivot Energy to provide 2.7 MW of capacity over 23 Colorado and Illinois locations.

Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

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