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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.


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.


Ohio siting board approves one of the largest U.S. solar projects

The 577 MW Fox Squirrel Solar project is unusually large for a facility not located in the Southwest.


Sunrise brief: Ohio has public hearings for 350 MW of solar

Also on the rise: Solar Alliance and Boyd CAT form a partnership and open an office in Kentucky, Heliogen and Athena Technologies announce business combination, NYSE listing.

Ohio’s solar train keeps rolling with 150 MW in utility-scale projects approved

The 80 MW Angelina Solar Project and the 70 MW Alamo Solar Project could be the first of several large solar projects to be approved in the state this summer.

Hearings set for two massive Ohio solar projects

Local citizens will have an opportunity in July to provide testimony on the proposed 125 MW Wheatsborough Solar project and its planned 50 MW battery, as well as the 117 MW Sycamore Creek Solar project, before regulators make a final decision.

First Solar to add 3.3 GW of capacity in a new $680 million Ohio factory

The 1.8 million-square-foot facility is projected to create 500 jobs and produce an enhanced thin film PV module for the utility-scale solar market in the U.S.

Ohio Senate passes bill giving communities power to stop new renewable projects

SB 52 would allow county commissions to put potential utility-scale projects to a community vote.

Cincinnati launches a group bulk-buy campaign to boost residential solar access

The city’s Office of Environment and Sustainability is working to expand rooftop solar access to minority citizens and increase distributed generation equity.

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