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RFP alert: FirstEnergy units seek RECs for Ohio renewable energy goals

The companies plan to buy more than 425,000 RECs, which may include solar renewable energy credits.

Watch: Roll-forming solar racking system for ballasted membrane roofs

The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

Ohio approves more than 530 MW of solar additions

Three utility-scale projects won approval, contributing a surge of capacity to what has been a busy year for solar in Ohio.

B&W takes a majority stake in a solar energy contractor

The 150-year-old Ohio-based company has long been a player in the global fossil generation sector, and recently is pivoting toward renewable energy.

Startup round-up: GoSun turns to crowdfunding to help glamping go solar

Also starting up: Vespr wins clean energy award for high-wind panel clamp, and Clearloop aims to enable smaller businesses to invest in solar.

Developers target Ohio for big solar capacity additions

Solar projects totaling more than 1.1 GW in potential capacity have public hearings coming up this fall, as Ohio experiences a rush of developer proposals.

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First Solar breaks ground on 3.3 GWdc production facility

The new facility in Ohio is scheduled to start operations in the first half of 2023 and represents a $680 million investment.

Who is working against distributed solar: State campaigns in the East

A new report explores who is behind efforts to curb distributed energy and solar deployment. In this part, we look at the report’s investigation of state-level campaigns focused on the eastern U.S.

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Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar

The Clearview Solar I project and the Union Solar project are both set to have hearings in mid-August, bringing the total amount of utility scale solar proposed or approved this summer alone to 1,938 MW.

FirstEnergy acknowledges wire fraud conspiracy, agrees to pay $230 million penalty

In court filings, the Ohio utility admitted it conspired with public officials to pay millions of dollars for legislation favorable to its nuclear power plants.

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