While the proposal includes policies that have been considered harmful in the past, the market certainty it provides is immensely more valuable to the health of the state’s market than a worst-case scenario where the incentive program expires entirely, according to advocates.
Also on the rise: Solar advocates oppose Duke’s proposed NEM 2.0 in North Carolina. Indiana enables renewable-ready communities. In Virginia shared solar customers could see fixed charge. Solar+food in ethanol fields could fully power the United States. Federal support needed for US to reach 39% of carbon-free energy sector by 2035. RMI Study suggests charging EVs at work not home, to put daytime solar power to work.
Add North Carolina to the list of states considering changes to net metering rules, as Duke Energy proposes shifting costs to solar customers.
The two projects will add over 70MW of capacity to the company’s North Carolina solar portfolio.
Industrial Sun is expected to begin its launch and multi-year deployment following the investment. The company focuses on developing large-scale solar projects for high-energy commercial and industrial customers.
While federal policy action (or inaction) grabs all the headlines, let’s look back at some of the most impactful state and local developments from 2021.
The deal follows an earlier $210 million financing package for a 260 MW Texas solar project.
The new rates, which include minimum monthly bills, non-bypassable charges, and grid access fees for larger systems, will now go before state regulators for approval.
The battery, which uses an electrolyte to convert chemical energy into electricity for storage and deployment, will begin testing in 2022 at Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina.
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