In early June, workers began installation of a $3.5 million solar farm next to the Blue Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant, part of an ambitious plan by a Twin Cities regional government agency to use marginal land it owns for solar installations. Another solar farm and community solar gardens are also in the works.
A Michigan state Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday about SB 438, a Republican-backed state energy plan that would eliminate Michigan’s solar net metering program and replace it with a policy that reimburses customers at wholesale prices for energy sent back to the grid, after they have bought energy at retail rates.
Amid an investigation by state officials, an Iowa electrical cooperative will decide at an Aug. 27 board meeting whether to proceed with imposing a hefty monthly fee on customers who choose to install solar panels.
After informing a few institutional customers and at least one solar installer over the past few months that it would not allow them to net meter their third-party funded projects, one of Iowa's major power companies has reversed course.
On the roof of the Shiloh Temple International Ministries in the heart of a largely African American community in north Minneapolis, a new solar community garden may soon take shape.
While Ohio lawmakers engage in a high-profile debate over the state's clean energy policy, a loan program for small businesses continues to show results.
A rural electric cooperative in Iowa has until Wednesday to provide the state's Office of Consumer Advocate with documents justifying its proposed fee on solar customers.
The atmosphere at a gathering of energy experts in Chicago this week was ebullient, with speakers describing a groundswell of innovation that promises to revolutionize the way energy is delivered on the grid.
Former Exelon CEO thinks wind, solar and natural gas are the future of the grid, but says his former company's nuclear plants need to be supported and kept online.
A small rural electric cooperative in Iowa has informed its 3,000 customer-members that, should they install a distributed-generation system, they will pay what appears to be one of the highest monthly charges in the nation.