Mississippi

Southern Company pledges “low-to-no” carbon electricity by 2050

The CEO of the southern power giant has made a pledge of heavy carbon reduction at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit, but the details are murky and contradictory, and wrapped in layers of mythology.

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TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.

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The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.

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Shell to acquire 44% stake in solar developer Silicon Ranch

The pioneering Southern solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.

Hannon Armstrong bets on solar, issues $164 million in green bonds

The investment group will use the bonds to refinance the land leases it holds under 57 solar projects totaling 1.2 GW in capacity.

Thin film PV maker Stion to discontinue operations

The Mississippi-based CIGS manufacturer cites “intense” competition from imports.

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Origis installs the first panels at (another) 52 MW-AC solar project in Mississippi

The project is part of a utility-scale solar boom in Mississippi

Strata Solar puts (another) 50 MW-AC of solar online in Mississippi

This plant and three other projects will allow utility Mississippi Power to reach 160 MW-AC of large-scale solar.

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.

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