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.
A new program helps farmers and other rural businesses navigate available funding for clean energy and efficiency upgrades.
Clean-energy advocates are roundly criticizing a new statewide energy proposal from Michigan Republicans, claiming it is a broad giveaway to protect investor-owned utilities’ profits.
A new report released this week asserts that utility-scale solar is much more economical than small-scale solar. But there are several reasons to seriously question the mistaken assertion that big solar is better.
Although community solar is not officially sanctioned in Iowa, a half-dozen large institutions in one town are angling to create a “shared solar” array that they envision would allow them to generate solar power more economically than each could do individually.
Getting the necessary permits for solar installations remains a headache as rules and regulation vary greatly. But GreenLancer, a Detroit-based company started in 2011, provides relief.
Motorcars Honda in Cleveland has installed what it says is the largest solar canopy of its type erected by any automobile dealership in the country.
One year after the Iowa Supreme Court upheld the legality of third-party solar projects, the installer who brought that case has filed a complaint with the Iowa Utilities Board alleging that Interstate Power and Light has undermined the intent of the court’s decision.
Iowa utilities historically have been tepid about investing in solar generation, but some may find it more enticing now thanks to an expanded incentive signed by Governor Terry Branstad on Friday and passed by the Iowa legislature hours before it adjourned on June 5.