Also on the rise: Law moving forward in Iowa that would ban solar on any land in state measured at minimal “corn suitability rating.” Target launches first net-zero store.Goldman Sachs activates 390MW solar, 561MWh storage in California. Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance. SEPA offers actions and strategies for utilities and other organizations to meet carbon reduction goals.
A new bill in Iowa seeks to credit these waitlisted customers, but does not extend the tax credit that has spurred $5 million a year in private investment in the state.
The project will be developed by units of NextEra Energy Resources near Cedar Rapids and could enter service in late 2024.
Also starting up: Aussie startup claims a 25.54% silicon cell efficiency record, and Energy Vault exits startup status with a $1 billion offer.
The 127.5 MW Wapello Solar project almost doubles the state’s previously recorded installed solar capacity.
Also in the brief: Connecticut’s cautious and failed first step on shared solar, and which states are making the most progress on emissions? Not the ones you think.
Also in the brief: DOE And FERC exploring the use of energy storage to bolster fossil fuel plants
Also In the brief: Iowa passes net metering right before suspending the session amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an international research team has developed a new type of solar cell that is 26.7% efficient in power conversion, Powerhome is hiring and more.
Also in today’s brief: New Hampshire solar wildlife access, Iowa solar compromises
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