Much about a Kansas study of the costs and benefits of solar remains to be determined, such as how long comments will be accepted, and the amount and nature of the interaction among intervening parties.
Four Midwest states rank among the top in the nation for making it easier for corporations to gain better access to wind and solar, according to a report released Tuesday by Advanced Energy Economy.
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.