Also on the rise: nearly 1 GW of solar has been proposed for development in Louisiana, Generac acquires an American microinverter manufacturer, and EVgo goes public.
The project is expected to produce the equivalent of 1,000 MW of green hydrogen produced by electrolysis and is part of a multi-year, $9.2 billion energy investment.
MISO’s renewables mix is set for a potential shift from wind to solar — if it can confront the challenge of transmission costs.
Also: Don’t build a battery that costs $1 billion, only works 2% of the time and only moves around 100 GWh of electricity. Instead, build an Energy Imbalance Market or an Extended Day Ahead Market for $100 million that moves around hundreds of GWh of electricity
Also in the brief: Germany had a strong solar September, solar siting in Maryland generates friction, threatening climate goals.
Also in the brief: Macquarie Group and Siemens AG are forming Calibrant Energy, a venture that will invest in the energy-as-a-service sector in the U.S.
The two big solar announcements come on the heels of Entergy’s new commitment to achieve “net-zero emissions” by 2050, even though these plans still rely heavily on natural gas generation.
Also in the brief: Pennsylvania has its first project using Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana has signed two executive orders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance coastal resilience and more.
Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”
Also in the brief: A great month for solar in Oahu, Connecticut’s two biggest electric utilities are “dragging their feet” on shared solar, and Ørsted in Rhode Island.
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