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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.

Virginia’s largest proposed solar project granted permit

The 800 MW project still needs approval from state regulators, but construction could begin as early as 2025.


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.