The approved Integrated Resource Plan more than doubles the amount of renewables to enter the energy mix to 1 GW from a prior proposal with 400 MW of solar and wind.
Governors-elect in Maryland and Massachusetts aim to speed deployment of solar and wind power, while in Minnesota and Michigan, re-elected governors could submit their clean energy goals to legislatures with new Democratic majorities. Arizona might join the club.
The North American solar panel assembler added significant capacity to its existing 150 MW operation in Minnesota.
Annual rooftop solar installations more than double when each homeowner’s long-term “profit” on a system increases from zero to $1,000, a study found. Based partly on that study, a Minnesota utility must now evaluate distributed solar incentives as a means to save all customers money.
Brookfield to invest up to $2 billion in the two renewable energy powerhouses, bringing its development portfolio to 60 GW.
Also on the rise: Minnesota’s value-of-solar law helps protect consumers from rising natural gas prices. Massachusetts bill would eliminate clean energy choice. And more.
As utility customers face the higher costs of gas-fired generation, Minnesota’s approach to valuing community solar will help protect customers from price volatility, said a director with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
Also on the rise: Solar tariff moratorium creates upside, but supply challenges still loom. GE partners with Department of Energy on solar, energy storage, grid integration research. And more.
The portfolio marks DSD’s first venture in Minnesota, a land where community solar adoption has been widespread and effective.
Solar project will lower energy costs and improve energy efficiency for the Upper Midwest’s largest fuel producer.
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