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Virginia utility’s resource plan needs more solar and storage, says trade group

The trade group Advanced Energy United called on Virginia regulators to reject Dominion Energy’s proposed resource plan because it lowballed renewables and storage. The Sierra Club said 15 GW more solar and 5 GW more storage by 2038 would be optimal.

Sunrise brief: Solar-plus-storage project at Dulles International Airport

Also on the rise: Aims Power introduces hybrid inverter for solar-battery systems. Scientists outline innovation pathways for PV technologies. And more.

Solar project construction begins at Dulles International Airport

A 100 MW solar and 50 MW energy storage project will be constructed on the southwest corner of the airport. Dominion will provide renewable energy services in exchange for the provided land area.

Sunrise brief: Solar power purchase agreement pricing is finally cooling

Also on the rise: Fracking enables record power and flow rates for geothermal pilot project. Judge tosses Tigo lawsuit. And more.

RWE signs 300 MW solar PPAs for Virginia utility

Eight solar power purchase agreements will add more than 700,000 MWh of generation for Dominion Energy Virginia.

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.

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