Utilizing the “idle” ground associated with solar farms, whether 1,000 sq ft or 1,000 acres, to create habitat surely seems like the right thing to do.
Midwestern renewable energy developers and advocates say this region may have the most at stake with the Investment Tax Credit’s fate.
Minnesota consumers have new web-based tools to determine the potential financial benefits of enrolling in community solar gardens and to find developers selling subscriptions in their towns and cities.
Utilities big and small across Michigan are catching on to the popularity and increasing demand from their customers for access to solar energy.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently reported that a developer is considering a lawsuit against Xcel Energy for stalling progress of community solar in Minnesota. “Stall” is generous. In fact, Xcel has obstructed the roll-out of community solar in a deliberate slow walk. It’s been 27 months since the law took effect, but the utility’s own resource plan says it expects just 1 in 7 completed community solar applications (about 40 megawatts) to reach commercial operation after another 15 months, when the 30 percent federal solar tax credit expires. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has been outplayed by the utility’s stall tactics, detailed below.
A Minnesota organization's odyssey is a case study in both the challenges of bringing community solar to a largely rural area
In a victory for solar advocates in Wisconsin, today a judge overturned fees on customers with solar installations in We Energies’ service territory.
In Wisconsin and Minnesota, a lack of clarity around the legality of third-party ownership, an important solar financing arrangement, has jeopardized or slowed the prospects for solar development, industry backers say.
Patrons of a Minnesota winery will be sipping reislings and reds next fall under lights powered by a microgrid if all goes according to a plan developed by the University of St. Thomas.
A Missouri appellate court ruled on Tuesday that homeowners associations in the state may not force the removal of solar panels if their association deed restrictions do not specifically prohibit them.