Michigan

Advocates to Michigan regulators: What about renewable alternatives?

As Detroit-based DTE Energy considers building a billion-dollar gas plant, solar and wind champions are asking regulators to demand they consider renewable alternatives before approving the construction.

Michigan report sparks fears of slowed solar industry

Solar advocates say proposed changes to net metering regulations could cause the rooftop solar segment of the industry to grind to a halt.

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Hemlock calls on Trump to restore access to the Chinese polysilicon market

The last round of the trade war decimated U.S. polysilicon, and Hemlock Semiconductor is calling on Trump to address this in the Section 201 remedy.

Michigan reports big solar growth in 2017

The Michigan Public Service Commission’s report on net metering shows significant growth in both net metered solar and large installations in 2017.

Fayetteville, Arkansas and Ann Arbor commit to 100% renewable energy

Ann Arbor has pledged to meet city energy use with 100% renewables by 2035 and Fayetteville by 2030.

Michigan State University joins solar revolution with 11 MW project

The carport project will be managed by Alterra under a 25-year agreement with the university to purchase 100% of the electricity produced.

Could Michigan be the next PURPA boom state?

The Wolverine State’s Public Service Commission has spent 2017 quietly setting up a framework under the 1978 law that could position the state’s solar industry for significant growth.

Midwest solar markets: An interview with Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher of SEIA comments on the burgeoning regional solar market at the Solar Midwest conference in Chicago.

Hemlock Semiconductor to lay off 100 workers

The Michigan-based polysilicon maker has been in trouble since the imposition of Chinese trade duties on imported polysilicon in 2013.

DTE Energy plant increases Michigan’s solar capacity by 47%

Weighing in at 48 MW and 200,000 solar panels, the Lapeer Solar Park increases the Wolverine State’s solar capacity by nearly half, which stood at 103 MW in 2016.

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