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Sunrise brief: Recurrent Energy completes Mississippi’s largest solar installation under a Build Transfer Agreement 

Also on the rise: Solar farm anticipated to power nearly one-quarter of Philadelphia government buildings. Hydrogren research advances. Californian shares his story on going solar.


Recurrent Energy completes Mississippi’s largest solar installation under a Build Transfer Agreement

The Sunflower Solar Station is one of the first utility scale projects to be constructed in the United States using the BTA model.

Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

RFP Alert: Mississippi Power seeks 200MW of solar

Project proposals must be at least 20MW of solar tied to a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Sunrise brief: Bipartisan group of eight US Senators urge President Biden not to extend solar tariffs

Also on the rise: LBNL report looks at increased panel density and electrical generation in utility-scale plants with trackers and fixed racking. Mississippi net metering rules boost low-income incentives. Microgrid on Prince Edward Island moves forward. NREL’s REopt platform helps optimize energy use in buildings. Learn how AI helps find defects in solar panels. CIT arranges $50 million New York community solar investment with Amp Energy. And more.

Mississippi boosts low-income incentives in updated net metering rules

Under the new rules, all public utility customers are eligible for a $3,000.00 upfront cash rebate for any 3 kW-6 kW that is used, at least in part, for self-supply, while all customers at or below 250% of the federal poverty line can receive a 2 cent/kWh adder to their net metering rate.

Mississippi utility plans for 1 GW of solar, renewables in five years

The plan calls for 500 MW of renewable energy by 2025, and another 500 MW by 2027.


Mississippi project joins the growing list of hydrogen ventures

The facility is expected to produce 110 million kg of green hydrogen annually and store more than 70 million kg in underground salt caverns.

Does the Southeast need wholesale power markets in order to hit its renewable goals?

A new report from ACORE, the American Clean Power Association, and SEIA explores the benefits of instituting real-time, wholesale energy markets across the 12 Southeast states as a way to accelerate renewable resource adoption.


North Carolina is no longer the Southeast’s most solar state

The fourth edition of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s Solar in the Southeast report shows that Florida has passed North Carolina in total installed capacity, while South Carolina has passed its northern neighbor in the context of a solar watts per customer ratio.