Wisconsin

Milwaukee pushes back against We Energies’ monopoly

A city council committee has advanced a resolution to work with a contractor to install 210 kW of city-owned solar on libraries – only 20% of what it had earlier planned – as the utility insists that third-party power contracts are illegal.

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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Xcel gets in front of the 100% renewable energy movement

By setting a timeline for the inevitable decarbonization of its fleet, Xcel is moving to have an energy transition on its terms.

Milwaukee eyes its own rooftop solar mandate with a California clone

The proposed legislation would require all new residential units in the city to include solar arrays, starting in 2019.

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Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

210 MW-DC solar farm proposed for Wisconsin

Two Wisconsin utilities are in talks to purchase the NextEra project, which is in excess of state renewable energy requirements and will be four times as large as all of the cumulative solar built in Wisconsin to date.

NextEra to build 300 MW-AC of solar power in Wisconsin

Madison Gas and Electric and WEC Energy Group of Wisconsin have signed deals for 100 MW and 200 MW, respectively.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

S&C Electric switches gears in the energy storage, microgrid space

The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.

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