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Upswing in PJM interconnection costs amid energy transition, report says

Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.

Sunrise brief: IRA to drive $114 billion in U.S. renewable energy investments by 2031

Also on the rise: Is NEM 3.0 based on flawed modeling? Virginia governor kills Ford-CATL battery plant, calling it a “front for the Chinese Communist Party”. And more.

Virginia governor kills Ford-CATL battery plant, calling it a “front for the Chinese Communist Party”

In recent weeks Glenn Youngkin nixed a Virginia Ford facility after he was informed that companies had decided to invest.

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50 states of solar incentives: Michigan

Michigan’s Healthy Climate Plan put the state near the top in renewable expectations, but it is currently planted squarely in the middle as far as how much solar is installed.

Coram Energy to deploy 646 MWh ABC batteries in southern California

Coram Energy, a historic developer of the Tehachapi Wind farms, will deploy 646 MWh of batteries in its two first southern California storage projects.

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Photocatalytic water splitting with 9.2% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency

A U.S. research team developed a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight and water. It works in an indoor environment and uses pure water, concentrated solar light, and an indium gallium nitride photocatalyst.

North American EV battery production forecast to reach 1 TWh annually by 2030

Rust Belt states of the Midwest have estimated production capacity of 30 GW to over 100 GW per year of EV batteries, with California and Ontario adding capacity as well.

Michigan utility doubles distributed generation cap

Consumers Energy files a settlement agreement to raise its cap on distributed solar generation from 2% to 4%, bumping up one of the nation’s most restrictive rules. The settlement includes other clean energy and equity provisions.

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Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.

Michigan rejects utility anti-rooftop solar policy

The state’s Commission was not convinced by DTE Energy’s argument that distributed energy causes a cost shift, and that the utility improperly modeled the benefits of distributed generation.

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