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Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

NextEnergy buys big in North Carolina, project proposals flood Hawaii: pvMB 11/21/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your morning brief! Today we’ve got a grid modeling webinar, fertilizer created by solar, Sungrow storage in Florida and more!

Alabama sun tax challenged, 45 MW coming to Minnesota: pvMB 10/15/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this Tuesday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got in front of us a neat solar-powered, three-wheeled EV, Iowa Man yelling at the wind and sun, Duke installing 5 MW battery and more!

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Electric company pushing electric school buses in Virginia, high speed car charging network in Iowa

Power utilities are continuing a nationwide push for vehicle electrification to grow flat since ~2007 electricity demand, with Dominion Energy now aiming for a 100% electric school bus replacement program, starting with 50 by the end of 2020 in Virginia, along with Mid American pushing for 15 high speed car charging locations across the Iowa utility’s service area.

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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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Powerline for $4 billion of wind+solar approved

Wisconsin regulators have approved a powerline that would cross three states, bringing wind from Iowa east, and helping solar under development across the Midwest.

South Carolina to get its biggest solar plant yet, pig farmers for solar: pvMB 04/25/19

Welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you the world’s largest furniture maker putting solar on 10 of its buildings, star energy reporter Gavin Bade moving on to Politico, and a new PV/hot water and space heating controller.

It’s official: Gross metering will end in Maine

The return of net metering in Maine points to the back and forth that the policy is going through nationally – including in nearby Connecticut.

Tesla brings brownfield solar to Maryland, solar stop signs and more: pvMB 4/2/2019

In today’s pvMB, we also bring you an Iowa legislator seeking more information before signing off on a bill to cut solar compensation, solar and wind entering their 3rd phase, and a bill to move prisons and university classrooms to solar.

pvMB 3/21/19: The first commercial-scale installation for cannabis, Ulster establishes per-MW permit fees… and more!

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Antarctica’s Casey Research Station going solar, Ubiquitous Energy’s record setting new transparent solar cell, the anti-solar commercial stirring the pot in Iowa and everything else to educate you on this fine morning.

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