An esoteric smart-grid technology is gaining prominence as expanded solar capacity poses new challenges to utilities and grid operators.
A nonprofit housing developer in St. Paul is embarking upon an ambitious plan to create a net zero community that would include a solar garden in one of the city’s poorer neighborhoods.
Following a spike in small-scale solar installations in 2015, an Upper Peninsula company last month became the first rate-regulated utility in Michigan to reach its net metering cap under state law.
As health care providers seek to expand clean energy, a new program will help them overcome the space limitations of their campuses.
Minnesota became the first state in the nation Thursday to adopt a “value of solar” approach for determining how community solar customers will be paid for the power the projects produce.
Critics say the Illinois Smart Solar Alliance, which was recently founded by Chicago-based ComEd, is little more than a front group created to push controversial, utility-backed legislation in Illinois. However, the alliance’s supporters say the group is helping bring access to solar power for low-income communities — something they say has been missing from the traditional “big green” movement.
Following a week of uncertainty, the developer of a $24 million, 13-megawatt solar installation at Michigan State University says the project will move forward.
To usher in a new era of local, clean and equitable energy, supporting solar needs to be a national priority and the Midwest is well positioned to take the lead.
Michigan lawmakers’ attempts to redesign the state’s solar net metering program may drive more ratepayers to leave the grid entirely, according to new research.
Minnesota’s rural distributed generation customers won a major victory this week when state regulators halted the practice by cooperatives of applying fixed charges for solar installations.