A recent solar jobs report says Michigan stands to boost industry employment by 14 percent this year, but those in the sector say the long-term outlook is much more uncertain.
Advocates in South Dakota are seeking more transparency in the way customers with solar power are compensated for electricity they feed back to the grid.
A popular tax credit in Iowa that’s been instrumental in nurturing the state’s solar industry would grow from $5 million to $7.5 million annually under proposed legislation, though lawmakers still face a basic funding hurdle.
A recently released jobs report shows Minnesota's solar workforce has nearly doubled in the past two years, with more growth to come.
While corporations across the country increase their commitments to run on renewable energy, companies in Michigan still face significant obstacles.
A program in Minnesota and Iowa aims to make it easier for small utilities and co-ops to help customers finance clean-energy projects.
Developers of a Minnesota community solar garden have agreed to test for stray voltage on neighboring properties, a nod to opponents that could have implications for other projects.
An Indiana utility is requesting a fixed rate charge increase of more than 80 percent, even as nationwide utility commissions have denied or curbed many such requests and utilities in other states have backed off the strategy.
Three months after Iowa's utility regulator stated publicly that it believes the state's net metering law is working fine, a state legislator introduced a bill that would reduce the rates paid to solar customers.
A rural electric cooperative in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has backed off a plan to restructure its solar net metering program that originally infuriated some of its members last year.