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MN Solar Goes Big with Changes to Incentive Programs

MN Solar Goes Big with Changes to Incentive Programs

The state’s solar industry thinks the change could spur new development and maybe attract out-of-state companies. Minnesota solar industry leaders are hopeful recent changes to two utility incentive programs will bring new commercial development to the state. State lawmakers doubled the size limit for Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards program to include projects up to 40… READ MORE

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

JANUARY 19, 2018 – Mike Hughlett An Xcel Energy proposal that attracted a multitude of low-cost bids to develop wind and solar projects in Colorado that include battery storage is raising hopes that the concept could become more widespread, including in ­Minnesota. Wind and solar farms can produce electricity only ­intermittently, and industrial-scale batteries are… READ MORE

Big Corporations Are Starting to Ditch Their Power Providers. A Sign of the Utility Death Spiral?

Big Corporations Are Starting to Ditch Their Power Providers. A Sign of the Utility Death Spiral?

By Stephen Lacey  May 26, 2016   The Energy Gang discusses MGM Grand’s decision to stop buying electricity from Nevada Power. The beginning of a scary trend for power providers?   Nevada Power is likely doing a lot of soul-searching. Last week, two of the biggest Las Vegas casino companies — MGM Resorts and Wynn —… READ MORE