Indiana

Hoosiers shoot from deep for solar, storage and wind

Indiana utility NIPSCO has submitted a request for proposals seeking 2.3 GWac of solar+storage capacity (and a much greater DC nameplate) by 2023, which would increase solar in the state by way more than 700%, as it retires a majority of its coal power plants by 2023.

Loss of tax abatement could derail a massive solar project in Indiana

The Lone Oak Solar Energy Center’s future is in jeopardy after the Madison County Council denied a tax abatement, which developer Invenergy has said is crucial.

Vectren to hold IRP workshop, Solar Frontier America acquires 100 MW: pvMB 9/11/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got on the docket a prediction for solar PV installer to be the fastest-growing job in 2018-28, EV expos across Virginia and more.

San Francisco offers for PG&E electricity infrastructure, Urban Grid closes on $100 million: pvmb 9/9/19

Welcome back to the workweek and the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at a collaboration between ArcVera Renewables, NRG Systems and Harness Energy, NextEra selling $1.5 bil in equity units, Sierra Club’s ad campaign calling out Duke Energy and more!

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Indiana gas plant spurned – wind, solar and storage respond

Vectren’s 2016 proposal to replace coal with a gas plant was declined as too large and financially risky for the small utility, requiring a new bid – which recently came in showing wind, solar and storage dominating the list of offers.

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Balancing solar development and preservation of agricultural lands in the Midwest

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Sara Bergan and Thomas Braun, attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP discuss the difficult balancing act of solar and agriculture in the emerging Midwestern market.

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Hanwha Q Cells achieves top-tier bankability, solar panels stolen in Indiana: pvMb 8/16/19

TGIF and welcome to this Friday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got our sights set on Sunnova and PetersonDean’s California partnership, Pivot energy’s hiring, SimpliPhi cutting battery prices and more!

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Bigger, younger coal plants are retiring

An analysis of coal plant retirements from the U.S. Department of Energy shows that more than 100 GW of coal-fired power plants have already retired this decade, as solar, wind and gas eat coal’s lunch.

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New Republic & Gizmodo to hold presidential climate forum, solar co-op for Florida beach towns: pvMB 7/15/19

Welcome back from your weekend and into the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Solar Star’s negative Fitch rating, Athol, Massachusetts’ moratorium on solar, JinkoSolar winning a leadership award… and more!

Duke drags its feet on the energy transition

Duke Energy Indiana plans to delay closing coal plants and to put more gas online with only modest deployment of solar and wind.

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