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50 states of solar incentives: Louisiana

Located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, Louisiana has abundant crude oil and natural gas reserves and very little in the way of solar energy generation.

EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages

The EIA study found that increasing solar states experienced outages of less than 102 minutes, while states with prohibitive markets for solar saw outages of more than 19 hours.

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Entergy to purchase power from 50 MW Louisiana solar facility

Iris Solar and the upcoming St. James Solar facility will provide 70 MW of clean energy for 13,000 homes per year.

Entergy seeks to grow renewables up to 2500% over next decade

The power company has issued 2022 RFPs for 3 GW of new capacity, while projecting up to 17 GW of new renewable capacity by 2031.

Sunrise brief: Congress calls for end to solar panel tariffs in DOE budget meeting

Also on the rise: Get your Virginia interconnection now, solar regulation increasing in 2025. Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington. Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition. SEIA launches non-profit institute to accelerate growth of solar and storage. Solar tariffs led directly to delay of coal plant retirements. The Lithion HomeGrid Stack’d Series LFP battery has an adjustable form factor that is now UL certified. PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana.

PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana

The Bayou Galion solar project is expected to reach commercial operations in 2024 and is part of a larger portfolio set to bring 343 MW of solar energy to the state, which has seen just over 200 MW installed thus far.

Sunrise brief: How anticircumvention investigation will affect the solar industry

Also on the rise: Washington DC Attorney General filed complaint against utility for general incompetence in managing the community solar program. EIA’s US grid-scale energy storage usage profiles, innovation, and growth outlook. Freedom Forever overtakes Tesla in the top three spot for the first time. New Orleans launches community solar program. Green Mountain Power selects Enphase batteries for pilot lease discount program. Connecticut colleges and universities to benefit from solar. And the bad news is…World will need 5.2TW of solar this decade to avoid climate breakdown

New Orleans launches community solar program

The city will construct a series of solar gardens, up to 2MW in capacity, which interested residents can subscribe to, reducing their electric bills and increasing solar’s influence in an area that has historically had little to do with the resource.

Louisiana’s first Tesla Solar Roof installed

Solar Alternatives announced the installation of a 17kW Tesla Solar Roof system with two Powerwall batteries, a first for the state. Interest in distributed solar and battery energy storage are being onset by climate-driven extreme weather.

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Two large-scale solar plants to begin construction in Louisiana

About 439MW of solar will soon be under construction in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, more than doubling the state’s solar capacity to date.

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