Wisconsin

Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

Morning Brief: Lapetus Solar goes live, Captona acquires 24 MW in New England

Today in the brief: Capital Dynamics signs a 100 MW PPA with The Indiana Municipal Power Agency, regulators approve 149 MW in Wisconsin, Safari Energy completes its 100th project with Extra Space Storage and more.

Morning Brief: NV Energy RFP, Power Ledger launches REC marketplace

Today in the brief: Solar Integrated Roofing acquires Milholland Electric, Ubiquitous Energy installs its first transparent solar window façade, Wisconsin schools told to prep for solar possibility, and more.

A gigawatt goal for Wisconsin

Alliant Energy has announced a plan to bring 1 GW of solar online in the Badger state by 2023, which will provide the first steps towards the state’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free energy by 2050.

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Balancing solar development and preservation of agricultural lands in the Midwest

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Sara Bergan and Thomas Braun, attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP discuss the difficult balancing act of solar and agriculture in the emerging Midwestern market.

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Remembering Guy Sella, wildfire victims exempted from California solar mandate: pvMB 8/26/19

Hello one and all and welcome back to the pvMB. Today we have up the Two Creeks solar project breaking ground, new batteries made from Hogweed and more.

Powerline for $4 billion of wind+solar approved

Wisconsin regulators have approved a powerline that would cross three states, bringing wind from Iowa east, and helping solar under development across the Midwest.

Wisconsin governor orders 100% carbon-free power by 2050

Governor Tony Evers has signed an executive order directing the state’s Department of Administration to create an Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, which will be tasked with achieving the lofty carbon-reduction goal.

pvMB: Pennsylvania’s new RPS has 100 cosponsors, Utah’s hidden solar potential, more

Hello one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. On this fine day we’ll be looking at Marin Clean Energy’s $2.8 million net metering paybacks, Utah’s hidden solar potential, Standard Solar’s new community solar e-book and more!

Organic Valley goes 100% renewable like nobody has before

With a commitment beyond the company’s own needs, Organic Valley has partnered with OneEnergy Renewables and 13 municipal utilities to bring 32 MW of solar to the Badger State.

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