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.
The utility requests proposals for solar PV and onshore wind development as well as energy storage.
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.
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.
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.
The company is accepting project bids that are at least 50MW in capacity. Battery energy storage may be included.
Harrisonburg Electric Commission will purchase power from the Acorn Solar project through a PPA with Dominion Energy.
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.
The utility has released its short-term energy plan, as required by the Virginia Clean Economy Act.
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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