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Upswing in PJM interconnection costs amid energy transition, report says

Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.

Virginia governor kills Ford-CATL battery plant, calling it a “front for the Chinese Communist Party”

In recent weeks Glenn Youngkin nixed a Virginia Ford facility after he was informed that companies had decided to invest.


U.S. Senate confirms six Biden appointees to TVA board

With the new appointments, Biden appointees constitute the majority of the TVA board of directors. Key decisions on TVA’s generating mix are in the works.

Sunrise brief: Enphase to expand microinverter manufacturing in the U.S.

Also on the rise: Wisconsin utility decision could spur more rooftop solar development. 50 states of solar incentives–Oklahoma. And more.

Virginia homeless shelter and recovery center adds 313 kW rooftop solar array

The Richmond, Virginia non-profit is estimated to save $224,358 per year in energy costs with the system from Secure Solar Futures.

Sunrise brief: The IRA won’t solve all of our energy issues 

Also on the rise: A look at solar incentives in the State of Virginia. Toyota to invest $2.5 billion to expand battery manufacturing in North Carolina. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: Virginia

Virginia has ramped up its solar investment mightily in recent years, and it is expected to continue to be a leader on the east coast.

Sunrise Brief: Virginia approves $55 minimum bill for community solar – the highest nationwide

Also on the rise: Jigar Shah discusses the range of possibilities for aggregated, behind-the-meter solar and storage in the United States today. EVs that meet a new standard will be able to deliver AC power to the grid. And more.

Virginia approves $55 minimum bill for community solar – the highest nationwide

A bipartisan group of Virginia senators said the shared solar program exists “in name only,” as it is prohibitively expensive for most customers.


Sunrise Brief: US nears 50% emission-free electricity, wind and solar set records

Also on the rise: Just one solar panel offsets the carbon emissions equivalent of 10 trees. Diversifying the solar supply chain necessary to meet climate goals. And more.

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