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Missouri municipal utility to launch 20-year community solar program

The initial framework calls for Columbia Water & Light to distribute solar energy using a net billing system from its first two projects in the municipality, Truman and Bernadette Fields, whose 1 MW of clean energy capacity is divided into 1.5 kW blocks for residential customers, with 15% of power capacity available to eligible low-income residents.

50 states of solar incentives: Missouri

Missouri has made headway for community solar to come online, while its utility solar market has over 613 MW of advanced construction projects due to enter commercial operations through 2025.

North American EV battery production forecast to reach 1 TWh annually by 2030

Rust Belt states of the Midwest have estimated production capacity of 30 GW to over 100 GW per year of EV batteries, with California and Ontario adding capacity as well.


Sunrise brief: California set to release anti-rooftop solar net metering plan

Also on the rise: Duke Energy puts $4 billion price tag on renewable energy unit. Hover Energy’s 36 kW rooftop-mounted microgrid combines wind, solar and energy storage. And more.


Missouri hunting retailer expected to save $4.5 million with rooftop solar array

MidwayUSA’s new 300,000 square foot facility is topped with a 1.6 MW project developed by EnergyLink.

Sunrise brief: Ten Ohio counties have banned large scale wind and solar

Also on the rise: 50 States of solar incentives: West Virginia. California extends solar property tax exemption, Missouri does not. And more.

California extends solar property tax exemption, Missouri does not

A property tax exemption brings some sense of stability to California solar owners, whereas the repeal of a 2013 ruling creates an obstacle to clean energy adoption in Missouri.


Sunrise brief: Historic Pittsburgh steel plant reopens to make components for the US solar industry

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.


Huck Finn Solar Project will be Missouri’s largest to date at 200 MW

Developed by EDF Renewables, the Huck Finn project is expected to generate $14 million for local communities.

Sunrise brief: Florida Governor’s veto of net metering bill a win for clean energy in the Sunshine State

Also on the rise: Missouri town declares solar farm a nuisance. PG&E seeks 176 MW of front-of-the-meter local solar. Group using NREL’s free ReEDs model validates 100% renewables by 2035 for 24 states. Caesars bets on solar, breaks ground on three projects in Atlantic City. MIT, NREL researchers develop 40%-efficient thermophotovoltaic cell for grid-scale thermal batteries. SEIA cuts solar deployment forecast 46% in light of anti-circumvention investigation. LG Energy Solution Q1 net income cut in half by materials costs and supply chain challenges, with sights set on strong EV market.

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