Kansas

Supersized solar in the Midwest

Long seen as a slow region for solar deployment, the U.S. Midwest has seen an explosion of project development in recent years. And while there is still a lot of speculation and uncertainty, one way or another this region is going to see major development.

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Enel moves on a 13 gigawatt project pipeline & flips 6 GW of solar+storage

Enel acquired renewable developer Tradewind’s 13 GW portfolio of wind and solar plus storage projects in the United States, and then immediately sold the 6 GW portion of the portfolio that is solar+storage projects to Macquarie.

pvMB 2/28/19: Iowa considers “sun tax”, Tesla Powerwall installations begin in Vermont

Good morning and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we also bring you Kansas’ solar advocates pushing back against discriminatory fees, NREL getting testing uncertainty down to 1.1%, a new CMO at JinkoSolar, and more…

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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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.

Utilities seek greater fees on customers who go solar

The latest report from North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center finds a surge in proposed fees for distributed generation solar customers, as increasingly complicated structures are proposed to replace net metering.

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Wind + solar make up more than 20% of generation in 10 states – more on the way

A recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the Midwest and Plains States in the lead, but the coasts are on a track to catch up thanks to mandates.

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Republicans request utility-scale solar panel tariff exemption

A group of eight Republican senators has sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and other federal agencies calling for utility-scale solar panels to be exempt from the Section 201 tariffs.

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BP backs 20 MW solar project in Kansas

Another Plains State will add a solar farm under the auspices of Lighthouse BP, the result of BP’s acquisition last year that heralded its return to the solar market.

Midwest solar markets: An interview with Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher of SEIA comments on the burgeoning regional solar market at the Solar Midwest conference in Chicago.

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