Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.
Solar Alliance completed the design, engineering, and installation. Plus, REAP grants help rural small businesses save on solar.
With the new appointments, Biden appointees constitute the majority of the TVA board of directors. Key decisions on TVA’s generating mix are in the works.
In PJM, AEP is seeking solar and wind PPA proposals from 10 to 15 years, while in Texas it’s seeking solar REP agreements of 12 years or less.
Also on the rise: PEG racking system survives near-direct 120 mph hurricane hit in Cuba. EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages. And more.
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) approved a $216 million program to explore turning the Shawnee Fossil Plant, a closed coal ash storage location, into a utility-scale solar project.
Also on the rise: No resting on laurels, New York seeks to improve upon successful solar programs. Shipping costs remain key challenge for solar sector. And more.
The Department of Energy is launching demonstration projects to revitalize mine lands, create jobs, and generate clean energy.
Also on the rise: Common Energy raises $16.5 million to expand community solar access nationwide. Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard. OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment. First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts. olar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky. Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting.
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