By Allison Steele, Coalition For Community Solar Access
Summit Ridge Energy recently unveiled the nation’s largest rooftop community solar array, a 9.2-MW solar project in Maryland that will provide monthly energy savings to about 1,300 residential and small commercial customers across the state.
“This is a marquee project for Summit Ridge, our capital partners at Hannon Armstrong and the entire community solar industry,” said Steve Reader, CEO of Summit. “Leveraging 23 acres of largely unused roof space to generate energy savings for thousands of Marylanders is precisely the direction our nation’s energy generation strategy needs to head.” Read more here.
- CCSA & Other Resources
- Rocky Mountain Institute: The Future of Landfills is Bright: How State and Local Governments Can Leverage Landfill Solar to Bring Clean Energy and Jobs to Communities across America
- NPPD’s SunWise Community Solar Program
NFS Note: Nebraska has many small towns and villages with fewer than 1,000 residents, rural places that would require a relatively small number of megawatts of community wind and/or solar plus storage to provide 100% of their energy needs.
ALSO IN THE NEWS
- SPP sets grid operator record with 90% renewable energy penetration, Renewable Energy World. Southwest Power Pool (SPP) serves 14 states, including Nebraska.
- Enel Green Power Starts Construction Of New Oklahoma Wind Farm, Announces New Training Center, Enel News Release
Enel constructed Nebraska’s Rattlesnake Creek Wind Farm (YouTube Video), which became operational in 2018.
Careers at Enel North America
- Bridging the rural-urban energy-efficiency divide, GreenBiz
- Inside Clean Energy: US Battery Storage Soared in 2021, Including These Three Monster Projects, Inside Climate News
- Toolkit to solve grid interconnection headaches for US energy storage is launched, Energy Storage News
U.S. GOVERNMENT’S FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET
Statement by President Joe Biden on the FY 2023 Budget, The White House Briefing Room
Budgets are statements of values, and the budget I am releasing today sends a clear message that we value fiscal responsibility, safety and security at home and around the world, and the investments needed to continue our equitable growth and build a better America.
My Administration is on track to reduce the federal deficit by more than $1.3 trillion this year, cutting in half the deficit from the last year of the previous Administration and delivering the largest one-year reduction in the deficit in U.S. history. That’s the direct result of my Administration’s strategy to get the pandemic under control and grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out.
NFS Note: The U.S. federal government’s fiscal year is from October 1 to September 30.
- Statement by Energy Secretary Granholm on President Biden’s DOE Fiscal Year 2023 Budget, Department of Energy News Release
- Biden Administration 2023 Federal Budget Includes Increase of $9B for Clean Power Projects, American Clean Power Association News Release
- First on CNN: Biden’s environment and energy agencies would see funding boost under proposed budget for fiscal year 2023, News Channel Nebraska
- Biden Budget Meets the Moment on Global Climate Investments, Natural Resources Defense Council
Also From The White House Briefing Room
- Remarks by Vice President Harris on Historic Investments in Economic Development in Underserved Communities
- Remarks by President Biden on the March Jobs Report
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NEWS RELEASES
- DOE Will Assist 22 Communities With Locally Tailored Pathways to Clean Energy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the inaugural communities selected as part of the Communities Local Energy Action Program (Communities LEAP), a first-of-its-kind initiative designed to help energy-overburdened communities take direct control of their clean energy future
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Highland Park, Michigan
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska
Jackson County, Illinois
Pembroke Township and Hopkins Park, Illinois