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  • Mississippi expands net-metering program, adds $3,000 solar rebate January 19, 2022
    On Jan. 18, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) released its updated Net Metering and Interconnection Rules. The new rules expand the net-metering program, improve total compensation rates for solar customers and prioritize solar adoption for low-to-moderate income (LMI) customers. The net-metering compensation remains set at 2.5 cents/kWh, but now allows an unlimited number of… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Vanderbilt University invests in 35-MW solar project January 19, 2022
    Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Nashville Electric Service (NES), Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC), and Silicon Ranch Corporation broke ground today on a new solar farm that is now under construction in Bedford County, Tennessee. The 35-MWAC Vanderbilt I Solar Farm is expected to begin producing power before the end of 2022, bringing… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Burns & McDonnell installs 60 MWh of stand-alone energy storage in Texas January 19, 2022
    Burns & McDonnell has completed construction of three 10-MW/20-MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in West Texas. The three project sites were constructed, commissioned and put into operation in just five months, delivering the project on schedule amid a volatile supply chain and logistics market. The batteries are designed as stand-alone energy resources to provide… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Connecticut launches 9-year energy storage incentive program January 18, 2022
    Connecticut’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has launched Energy Storage Solutions, a statewide electric storage program for all Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) residential, commercial, and industrial customers in an effort to foster a more reliable and resilient electric distribution system, especially for vulnerable communities. Energy Storage Solutions will be administered by the Connecticut Green… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • PowerMarket, SunRaise flip switch on large Maine community solar project January 18, 2022
    Last month, a 7.45-MW community solar project in China, Maine went live and has begun to feed clean energy into the Central Maine Power utility grid. This is the fourth community solar project that PowerMarket, an employee-owned community solar management company and SunRaise, a New England solar developer, owner and operator, have partnered on in… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • White Pine Renewables completes nearly 1-MW solar portfolio for Chicago school district January 18, 2022
    White Pine Renewables announced the completion of four rooftop solar projects for La Grange School District 102 totaling 889.2 kWDC. These projects are the first on-site solar projects contributing to power schools in the district, delivering electricity to the schools under a long-term PPA with White Pine Renewables. New Chicago constructed the projects, installing approximately… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Verde Solutions to install 370-kW bifacial solar project for Illinois manufacturer January 18, 2022
    Verde Solutions is partnering with the K.R. KOMAREK Inc. to install a solar energy system on its new manufacturing facility in Wood Dale, Illinois. This 370-kW system is estimated to save $1.6 million in energy costs over its lifespan, have a 2.9-year payback period, and a 21.8% internal rate of return (IRR). KOMAREK designs and… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Enzinc will begin testing zinc-based battery with energy companies January 17, 2022
    Rechargeable zinc battery developer Enzinc has found third-party product testing partners in BASE Technologies, EV charging SaaS company ChargeNet Stations, as well as a global battery manufacturer, a leading electric bike brand and an international waste and recycling provider, which are teaming with Enzinc confidentially. The testing will be done at University of California Riverside’s facilities through… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Q CELLS North America and Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure announce partnership January 14, 2022
    The energy solutions providing arm of Q CELLS North America is partnering with development company Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI) to co-develop and finance solar and storage projects. Q CELLS brings its full suite of solutions including Energy Management Software (EMS), BESS expertise and renewable energy hardware. In addition to expertise, Q CELLS has allocated capital… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Hundreds rally in California to voice frustration over proposed rooftop solar charges January 13, 2022
    Hundreds of people took to the streets in Los Angeles and San Francisco today to call on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep rooftop solar growing in the state. Ralliers are calling on Gov. Newsom to direct the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to revisit a preliminary decision made in December that drastically cuts the… […]
    Kelly Pickerel