Wisconsin

Alliant Energy looks to add 675 MW of PV and quadruple Wisconsin’s solar capacity

The company has filed a Certificate of Authority application with state regulators for a 675 MW portfolio of solar projects, the first step in the company’s larger goal of 1,000 MW of solar in Wisconsin by 2023.

Morning Brief: Enormous PV projects in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin

Also in the brief: Wärtsilä delivering a 70 MW energy storage project in CAISO and the DOE Solar Desalination Prize.

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Morning Brief: Indiana passes HB 1414, PG&E, FEMA agree to wildfire settlement

Also in the brief: NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquires the country’s largest floating solar array, a clean energy advocate has been named to Wisconsin’s PSC, a community solar farm proposed in Maine and more.

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.

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