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Morgan Stanley and Santander invest $520 million in solar projects

Two transactions with developer Energix will lead to the construction and operation of six utility-scale solar projects in the United States.

199,000 job-years await PJM approval of 167 GW of solar, storage and wind

Trade group ACORE recommended long-distance, high-voltage transmission within the PJM grid region along with other, faster measures to help the grid operator approve 167 GW of pending solar, storage and wind projects.

Solar group petitions to suspend Dominion Energy interconnection rules

A coalition of distributed solar installers has petitioned to throw out an interconnection cost allocation rule in Virginia that has led to project delays and cost increases.

Increasing restrictions on siting solar in the U.S.

A study from Columbia University has identified 59 new local renewable energy siting restrictions across 35 states in the U.S., taking the total count to 228. In addition, nine state level restrictions were noted as being severe enough to block projects.


Solar buildout mapped to determine biodiversity impact on largest estuary in the U.S.

A group of researchers and data scientists from the Chesapeake Conservatory studied the construction of solar energy facilities in states surrounding the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and found that solar developments on already cultivated land did not adversely impact biodiversity.

Sunrise brief: California proposes income-based fixed electricity charges

Also on the rise: Challenges to tackle in the new era for solar energy. Bank of America funding for solar workforce. And more.

Nevados all-terrain solar trackers chosen for three Virginia solar farms

Energix Partners signs long-term supply agreement with Nevados, seeking to improve erosion controls and operations of solar assets.  

Sunrise brief: Maryland now the 10th state with an energy storage procurement goal

Also on the rise: Robots may help with the solar workforce challenge. Flipping the switch on the Vanderbilt I Solar Farm. And more.

Dominion Energy acquires utility-scale pollinator solar project in Virginia

The Longroad Energy’s 108 MW Foxhound Solar Project to be acquired by Dominion Energy was the first utility-scale solar project to receive Virginia Pollinator-Smart biodiversity certification.

RFP alert: Dominion Energy Virginia seeks solar, wind and storage projects

Dominion seeks proposals for utility-scale solar projects greater than 3 MW that are located in Virginia, distributed projects of up to 3 MW, and encourages projects on previously developed sites such as former landfills and brownfields.

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