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A geospatial approach to evaluating potential solar sites

High-resolution data let the study group drill down to individual parcels in order to figure out how much land is available for solar in both optimal and preferred sites.

Developer plans 175 MW solar project on former coal mine

Competitive Power Ventures wants to build the Backbone Solar Farm on about 1,100 acres in far western Maryland.

Maryland advances supercharged climate action bill

To help promote local clean energy, the bill would require new large buildings in the state to be solar-ready.

Maryland county approves measure allowing community solar

Community solar installations up to 2 MW may be developed on business- and residential-zoned land, with work yet to be done to open farmland to development.

Solar developer Keystone Power Holdings expands U.S. footprint

The company plans to enter three new markets and focus on nonprofits and municipalities with wastewater treatment plants.

Watch: IKEA completes 1.35 MW solar carport, with seven more underway

Distributed Solar Development­­ built the Baltimore carport and will deliver the home furnishings giant’s other projects in Maryland and California.

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Maryland issues an ambitious climate plan–a year late

“This was time well spent,” said a spokesperson for the state Department of the Environment. But environmental groups have raised concerns about the delayed report.

Morning Brief: Ambri deploying its calcium-antimony battery? China could install 75 GW of solar next year

Also: Despite a rosy forecast, creating energy storage projects with competitive economics has been an elusive endeavor. Plus, rate design innovations are boosting the energy transition and Plug Power raises $1 billion for U.S. green hydrogen infrastructure build-out.

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Morning Brief: Consumers Energy expands its net metering cap, Nautilus closes a financing commitment

Also in the brief: A New Mexico regulator has recommended denial of El Paso Electric’s planned expansion of the Newman Generating Station, Gemserv has launched a digital platform aimed at helping businesses transition to electric vehicles and more.

Morning Brief: Community solar as energy reparations, LIPA could replace more than half of its aging peaker plants with energy storage

Also in the brief: Germany had a strong solar September, solar siting in Maryland generates friction, threatening climate goals.

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