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Michigan utility adds two solar projects with enough power to supply 150,000 homes

Consumers Energy announced it entered agreements to add 300 MW of capacity across two solar projects to its generation mix.

Sunrise brief: SpaceX to add Trina solar and Tesla batteries to its Starbase facility

Also on the rise: Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery. Michigan utility seeks land siting utility scale solar. Approximately 858 GWdc of solar and over 1 TWh of batteries are in development. Summit Ridge energizes Montgomery County’s first ground-mount community solar project. PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies. 50 states of solar incentives: Rhode Island.


Consumers Energy seeks landowners for siting utility scale solar in Michigan

The utility seeks farm fields, brownfield sites, and publicly owned properties ranging from about 500 to 900 acres as it plans to add 8 GW of solar by 2040.

Sunrise brief: Test your knowledge of solar in the US with this quiz for Earth Day

Also on the rise: Governor Whitmer announces Michigan Healthy Climate Plan. Polar Racking provides foundations and racking for solar plus storage project on Prince Edward Island. Catalyze collaborates with Stream Realty Partners to deploy 450 MW of renewable energy. Ontario amends net metering policy to allow third-party ownership.

Governor Whitmer announces Michigan Healthy Climate Plan

Reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 requires immediate action, starting with six steps to take by 2030 that include more clean energy and an emphasis on clean transportation and charging infrastructure.


Sunrise brief: Texas can shut down coal and run on solar and wind

Also on the rise: Underserved communities get a clean energy boost from DOE. Michigan renewable energy program so popular that the utility has “thousands of megawatts” of clean energy planned to meet demand. Ampyr Energy USA plans 5GW solar development in US. Nextracker unveils all-terrain tracker.

Utility-run voluntary renewable energy program reaches 50,000 subscribers

Michigan utility DTE Energy’s MIGreenPower has been so popular, the utility has “thousands of megawatts” of clean energy planned to meet demand.

RFP Alert: 500MW of PV for Indiana Michigan Power

About 500MW of solar and 800MW of wind power is sought by the American Electric Power company in its recent issuance of requests for proposals.

Sunrise brief: The Sunshine State close to shutting the door on net-metered solar

Also on the rise: Greenbacker acquires a significant financial interest in the 150MW operating Aurora solar portfolio. Community choice solar programs save New Yorkers $7 million in seven months. LONGi pits its modules against others in snow load test. American Battery Factory announces giga-plans. UL and NREL released a report on cybersecurity certification recommendations. Vibrant Clean Energy study details approaches for Michigan to reach carbon neutrality. Wood Mac analysts help install solar in Puerto Rico.

3GW distributed solar and 2.1GW distributed storage in Michigan by 2035, under a low-cost scenario

A Vibrant Clean Energy study commissioned by Vote Solar found that GW-scale investments in distributed solar and storage would yield the lower cost between two approaches studied for Michigan to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality by 2050.