Michigan

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.

Monopolies in Michigan fear solar, deliver some of nation’s most expensive electricity

An analysis by Michigan Technological University shows how Michigan utilities use political influence to push back against distributed solar generation, leading to some of the nation’s highest electricity rates in the Upper Peninsula.

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pvMB 3/18/19: Musk dubs 2019 the “Year of the Solar Roof,” Vote Solar’s 2019 Equinox party… and more!

Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.

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Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

Energy storage, EV jobs boom in the United States

A new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows energy storage jobs growing 14% and EV jobs growing 16%, despite China’s dominance in lithium-ion battery technology.

Michigan regulators pump the brakes on DTE’s plans to increase customer charges (again)

The utility keeps trying to kill distributed solar, one way or another, and regulators just keep rebuffing them.

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pvMB 2/25/19 solar in… Alaska?

Hello and thank you for starting your Monday with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Solarize Philly’s third round of request for proposals, a proposed energy storage grant fund in Utah, the symbiosis between farmers and large-scale solar and everything else you need to take on this week in the solar industry.

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