Also on the rise: Enphase starts shipping IQ8 inverter. Michigan gets two new solar projects bringing 50 MW to the state. Meyer Burger to bring solar module manufacturing and jobs to Arizona. A bill aims to re-establish Washington’s former highly effective solar incentive program. Watch the solar array deploy on NASA’s James Webb telescope.
The two projects will bring more than 50 MW of solar to Consumers Energy customers across the state.
Developed by U.S. researchers, the proposed coating solution is claimed to effectively melt ice and snow with temperatures of up to -35 degrees Celsius. It was fabricated by using medium-chain triglyceride oil to plasticize two common industrial polymer polyvinyl chlorides and tested at a pilot facility in Alaska.
Once completed, 1 MW project will sell power to the township via a power purchase agreement.
Researchers teamed up to analyze the economic benefit of adding 30 5 MW community solar installations to Michigan’s grid annually for six years. Their results may surprise.
The River Fork solar project has a 20-year PPA for 100 MW with Consumers Energy and a 25-year PPA for 49 MW with DTE Energy.
Gemstone Solar will sit on around 1,000 acres in the southwest part of the state and is slated to enter service in 2023.
Governors of five states agreed to increase access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Midwest.