As large corporations increasingly demand 100 percent renewable energy, many utilities are left in a bind – add capacity, or risk losing major customers to other states.
Community solar, already growing in popularity among Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives, now is coming to the state’s largest investor-owned utility.
Six Midwestern cities are among 22 communities nationwide that were commended on Monday for taking innovative approaches to streamlining solar development.
A Wisconsin utility is squaring off with a former staffer of the state Public Service Commission over the use of comments from its recent community engagement process.
Michigan’s net metering program grew by 20 percent in 2015 due to growing interest in small-scale, on-site solar generation, according to new data from state regulators.
Ever notice how sometimes you can stare at a puzzle for a long time and never notice the obvious piece that puts everything in perspective? Well, that’s been happening with all the arguments about the value of consumer generated electricity, and especially rooftop solar.
Iowa’s two largest electricity providers have submitted new rate structures for customers with solar panels, but the proposals don’t appear to meet regulators’ goal for encouraging distributed generation.
A Minnesota apartment management company is installing more than 500 kW of solar on its properties this year alone.
While many larger utilities push back against customer-owned solar, a small rural cooperative in Iowa is taking a different approach.
In response to an increasing number of customers installing solar power or opting for energy efficiency measures, American Electric Power has asked Ohio regulators to increase the share of distribution charges that all its utility customers must pay.