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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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Solar jobs: Progress and challenges in diversity

Two newly released reports explore diversity efforts for solar installation jobs in California and overall job growth in the Midwest.

The future of solar in MISO

MISO plans to conduct a multi-year study of how increasing amounts of solar and other forms of renewable energy will impact its territory and how to manage expected growth.

Evidence piles up: Michigan says solar users benefit state’s grid

The Wolverine State asked the Institute for Energy Innovation to complete an analysis of solar customer’s effects on non-solar customers ahead of a Public Service Commission study designed to shape the state’s solar policy in the future.

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New alloy could pave the way for new CPV designs

Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture near-infrared light in the leading edge of the visible light spectrum. This could be a major step forward in the development of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology.

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