Minnesota

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Swinerton, D.E. Shaw complete the largest solar plant in the Midwest

Xcel Energy will buy power from the 100 MW-AC North Star Solar facility in Minnesota.

Xcel to add 1.4 GW of solar PV in Minnesota by 2030

Regulators have approved the utility’s long-term plan, under which Xcel expects to buy power from around 650 MW of community solar by 2021.

SoCore outlines deal to buy 22 SunEdison projects in Minnesota

In a filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York, the president of SoCore Energy discussed the nearly $80 million deal.

Ups and Downs: The pv magazine USA news digest

This week saw bad news and good news in the U.S. Solar market, with layoffs at Enphase and a congressional investigation, but also some positive market momentum in Minnesota and several large projects announced in Western states.

Community solar is (finally) moving forward in Minnesota

Mortenson Construction’s groundbreaking on the first in 11 MW of projects is part of a boom in community solar construction in the state, despite big delays in Xcel Energy’s interconnection process.

NRG move to acquire SunEdison assets moves forward, expands to DG

A bankruptcy court has approved the expedited auction of SunEdison projects with NRG as the “stalking horse” bidder, and NRG has separately announced the purchase of 26 C&I solar projects.

Minnesota Power to solicit 300 MW of utility-scale solar generation

The Minnesota utility says that it will issue an RFP in coming weeks, to meet its obligations under Minnesota’s renewable energy policy.

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