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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.

Sunrise brief: With Build Back Better in the freezer, solar may heat up slower than previously expected

Also on the rise: Renewables forecast to provide 50% of power capacity in the U.S. by 2050. A close analysis of the new distributed solar policy in New York reveals just what it will cost residents. Appalachian Power reveals short-term energy plan in keeping with Virginia Clean Economy Act. New Mexico community solar act to be finalized in April.

Appalachian Power looks to add 300 MW of solar over the next three years

The utility has released its short-term energy plan, as required by the Virginia Clean Economy Act.

Sunrise brief: Ohio regulators set hearing for proposed 350 MW solar project

Also on the rise: PosiGen, a provider of solar PV and energy efficiency solutions to low-to-moderate income households announced the close of a $100 million preferred equity financing. iSun receives its largest order yet for solar canopies for EV charging stations. Recurrent Energy completes sale of Firefly Energy solar project in Virginia.  Solar Energy World, energyOrbit, and Fusion Fuel Green announce new hires.

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