Michigan

Solar Bill of Rights back in committee, Maine could require storage, KB new racking systems: pvMB 6/11/19

Good morning and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we also have a ruling which could affect PG&E’s solar contracts, Michigan regulators approving Consumers’ IRP, and more!

9% of Michigan’s land area just opened up for solar

The state government has issued a ruling which opens up 5,300 square miles of the state to development – as well as providing an extra income stream to farmers.

California prevents utility from paying EEI dues with ratepayer funds

The decision shows regulators pushing back against allowing utilities to force their ratepayers to fund lobbying including anti-solar efforts.

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DTE finally kills net metering

After three years of proposals, rejections, inspections and neglect, the day has come: In DTE’s Michigan service area, retail rate net metering is scheduled to end in a week.

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A free solar future, drones patrolling the skies above solar farms: pvMB 5/2/19

Welcome, welcome to this Thursday’s pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out Suntuity’s free solar giveaway, Brooklyn Solar Canopies going south, sPower and Cypress Creek alleging project blocking by Consumers, the launch of the Atlas platform and all the rest of today’s ultra-important solar news.

California’s largest CCA project ever, a city run entirely on solar: pvMB 5/1/19

Welcome one and all to the first pvMB of May and also a hump day MB, exciting stuff. Today we’ll be looking at ACORE’s fight for an energy storage tax credit, Michiganers against DTE’s proposed solar fee, AEP’s request for proposals and all the solar news you need to be caught up on.

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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1.5¢/kWh renewables, 8minutenergy still #1, pvMB: 4/5/19

It’s springtime – so get outside this weekend – but first read your pv magazine morning brief where we talk about GameChange manufacturing in Detroit, 1.3 GW of energy storage coming to New England, solar cost recovery approved in Florida, and more!

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DTE long-term plan would add only 11 MW of solar by 2025

The Michigan utility is choosing wind over solar by assuming that costs for solar will remain relatively flat.

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pvMB: 3/27/19: Lansing could go renewable, Freedom Forever expands to Illinois… and more!

Hump Daaaay! Sorry, Geico has been running all their classic commercials for a few months now, and they’re all gold. Anyway, welcome to your Wednesday pvMB where we’ll be looking at Mitsubishi’s new U.S. renewable development arm, Tesla’s Model 3 launch snafu, a solar-powered tiny home and everything else you need to take on the day.

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