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.
Even the profitless fuel cell industry can launch a SPAC, cheered on by the current mania for hydrogen technology. Lots more in today’s brief.
Also in the brief: Wyoming regulators are critical of Pacificorp’s transition plan and solar and renewable industry leaders have begun an initiative to increase workforce diversity and inclusion throughout the industry.
Also in the brief: Community solar proposal getting bipartisan support in Pennsylvania legislature, 12 MW of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region, and the DOE supports nuclear fusion technology with $29 million in funding.
A group of students in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, have successfully petitioned their school district to set a goal of transitioning to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030, and to electrify all other energy needs, including heating, cooking, cooling, and transportation, by 2040, with the help of Sierra Club
Also in the brief: Pennsylvania has its first project using Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana has signed two executive orders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance coastal resilience and more.
In their first interview with the press, Ojjo CEO Helena Kimball and CTO Jack West talk about the “scaling moment” for utility-scale solar and the drive to innovate.
Also in the brief: solar coming to coal country in Pennsylvania, Stellar Solar brings in NBA legend Bill Walton as an advocate for the company and more.
Eos has executed a letter of intent for a merger with a SPAC — which would result in Eos becoming a publicly listed company. Investors seem fascinated by energy storage this year, the long-duration variety in particular.
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