One year after the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the legality of third-party solar projects, the installer who brought that case has filed a complaint with the Iowa Utilities Board alleging that Interstate Power and Light has undermined the intent of the court’s decision.
Iowa utilities historically have been tepid about investing in solar generation, but some may find it more enticing now thanks to an expanded incentive signed by Governor Terry Branstad on Friday and passed by the Iowa legislature hours before it adjourned on June 5.
A new report by Environment America tabulates the "value of solar" based on 11 different analyses by utilities, utility commissions, non-profits and others. It finds that especially when all the benefits are considered, solar is a good deal for everyone involved.
Iowa's two major investor-owned utilities are refusing to net-meter solar projects financed by a third party, a funding mechanism that was upheld last summer by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Two arrays owned by rural co-ops constitute about one-third of the solar generating capacity energized in Wisconsin last year.
A Colorado-based solar company has begun an ambitious plan this week to enroll 5,000 Minnesota homeowners by December in its community solar garden program.
Controversy over a proposed solar project in a Minnesota town points to the growing issue of the planning and zoning of large scale solar projects around the state.
An Iowa college will soon begin work on what will be one of the state's largest solar projects, thanks in large part to a recent state Supreme Court ruling.
While residential rooftops tend to grab the solar development spotlight, public buildings, especially in smaller cities, have often been overlooked, according to a new report.
Residents of a Detroit-area community left in the dark after a utility settlement are hoping to re-light their streets using solar power.