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Sunrise brief: Consortium commits to spending $6 billion on US-made solar modules 

Also on the rise: Utility Dominion Energy Virginia enters rooftop solar space. New “on demand” rooftop solar investing platform. And more.

Utility Dominion Energy Virginia enters rooftop solar space

The company’s residential and commercial solar arm, BrightSuite, is a full-service provider of solar and EV charging.

Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

Get your Virginia interconnection now, solar regulation increasing in 2025

The state’s Department of Environmental Quality has defined solar panels as impervious surfaces for the purpose of measuring stormwater, which will increase project cost requirements.


RFP Alert: Dominion Energy Virginia seeks 1.2 GW of solar and wind, 125 MW storage

The utility requests proposals for solar PV and onshore wind development as well as energy storage.


Virginia Governor signs property tax exemption for solar installations up to 25kW

The property tax exemption follows on the heels of passage of the Clean Economy Act, which is expected create up to 29,000 solar jobs while providing market opportunities for distributed generation and utility scale solar. 

Sunrise brief: Industry efforts prevented Florida rooftop solar bill from being potentially disastrous

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.

Renewable advocates urge regulators to reject fixed charge for shared solar program

The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Hearing Examiner has proposed a requirement for residential shared solar customers to pay a $55 minimum bill each month, which opponents claim will dramatically limit program participation.


RFP Alert: Appalachian Power seeks 150MW of West Virginia solar

The company is accepting project bids that are at least 50MW in capacity. Battery energy storage may be included.

Community solar project in Virginia launches 25% renewable energy option for a small premium

Harrisonburg Electric Commission will purchase power from the Acorn Solar project through a PPA with Dominion Energy.

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