The company is launching an RFP to procure 160,000 solar Alternative Energy Credits in Pennsylvania over the next 10 years.
March is turning into one of the busiest months ever for solar in Pennsylvania, at least legislation-wise. The latest bill would lift the state’s renewable energy goal from 8% by 2026 to 18%, with a 5.5% solar carveout.
Senate Bill 472 would enable two or more entities to subscribe for electricity generated by a solar PV system no larger than 5 MW in size.
A seven-project 191 MW portfolio owned and operated by Lightsource bp will power nearly half of the government’s electricity needs.
Developers expect a pair of solar energy bills will propel rapid growth in Keystone State solar. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many national developers are already hiring.
The solar power purchase agreement will cover around 7% of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s annual energy demand.
Parent company FirstEnergy is requesting 137,000 credits for a trio of utilities, with qualifying applications due in February.
The project means the pro hockey team will now “train and compete in facilities completely powered by renewable electricity.”
Significant solar developments are happening all across the country, with Wisconsin looking to add nearly 200 MW of utility-scale solar and AEP coming to terms on a power contract for a 50 MW project in Ohio.
Removing the state’s ban on community solar, an initiative which has gained immense bipartisan support, will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic development dollars.
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