Minnesota

Morning Brief: Senators propose a nationwide halt on utility shutoffs, Hawaiian Electric wants to “self-build” a 160 MWh battery system

Also in the brief: Minnesota’s new residential solar restrictions, JinkoSolar donates 1,000,000 masks for pandemic fighting in 19 countries, NABCEP will offer Board Certification and Associate level exams online and more.

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Morning Brief: Goldman Sachs and Telos form solar development outfit, Electrify America invests $2 million in EV chargers

Also in the brief: Powerhome named to Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’ list, a Colorado town goes 100% renewable municipal electricity from a solar installation, a Minnesota couple wins a $50,000 prize for a module heating solution and more.

US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

Morning Brief: a visit to Enphase HQ, SEIA statement on New Jersey Flexible Solar Spending Cap

This morning in the brief: Solar Games rosters released, a profile on a Minnesota solar pollinator, PG&E pays Topaz in the New Year and more.

Minnesota first state to integrate potential national distributed energy interconnection standard

The state has integrated the IEEE Standard 1547-2018 into its interconnection application requirements for distributed energy — seeking to make solar power more valuable to the grid and faster to connect.

6 GW for New York by 2025, PG&E keeps paying: pvMB 11/27/19

Hello one and all and because we won’t be around to say it tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving! Today, however, we’ve got ConncetGen’s new CEO, Brownfields in Minnesota and more!

Montana utility wants gas units; Sierra Club suspects biased modeling

In developing its resource plan, NorthWestern Energy apparently used modeling assumptions that favor gas-fired generation, says the Sierra Club. The group has filed a legal motion requesting access to the modeling inputs, and to the model itself.

Ford makes major EV charging investment, Florida regulators approve Tampa Electric Co. solar cost recovery: pvMB 10/22/19

Hello everybody, happy Tuesday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got for you MnSEIA’s conference kicking off, Greenbacker Renewable Energy signing three solar deals, Philipstown, NY approving community solar and more!

Alabama sun tax challenged, 45 MW coming to Minnesota: pvMB 10/15/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this Tuesday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got in front of us a neat solar-powered, three-wheeled EV, Iowa Man yelling at the wind and sun, Duke installing 5 MW battery and more!

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