By Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune
Solar farms are cropping up on Illinois’ open land, spurred by state requirements and a new state program, but several built-up suburbs are carving out room for solar power as well. From Evanston to Oak Park to Will County, communities are embracing solar power as a means to help meet renewable energy goals. And in Aurora, the state’s second-largest city, some advocates see solar power as part of their vision to get half of all Aurora’s energy from renewable sources within roughly 10 years . . . The growth of solar projects is spurred in part by the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act, which took effect in 2017 and, among other things, created new solar programs and incentives. Read more here.
See Also: Greenest Region Compact, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Initiative
HAPPENING IN OTHER CITIES & STATES
Virginia’s solar freedom bill
In this op-ed for PV Magazine, Ivy Main looks at new legislation to remove barriers and allow Virginia to develop its distributed solar potential. Ivy is a lawyer, writer and energy consultant who also serves as the Renewable Energy Chair for the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Her articles on Virginia energy topics appear regularly in the Virginia Mercury and her blog, PowerforthepeopleVA.com.
- Governor Evers Says It’s Important Wisconsin Moves Forward With Renewable Energy, WUWM,
- Madison College hooks up Wisconsin’s largest rooftop solar array, Solar Power World
- SF moves toward public power and a ‘local version of a green new deal’, San Francisco Examiner
- New York State To Invest $1.5 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects, Energy Manager Today
- New York PSC approves solar power projects at John F Kennedy Airport, Airport Technology
- Solar-panel plan for Blaine House sends a message, Sun Journal
Maine’s new governor solicits proposals for what’s likely to be a visible affirmation of renewable energy.
How Tesla is taking over neighborhoods with solar energy, Electrek
Tesla has been betting on word of mouth to promote most of its products and solar has been no exception since it has acquired SolarCity. Here’s how Tesla has been taking over neighborhoods with solar energy thanks to the help of satisfied customers. Photo Credit: SolarCity
Nebraska Utilities’ Programs & Incentives
NPPD Community / Rooftop Solar Resources
NPPD EnergyWise Incentives & Programs
OPPD’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program – New rebates added.
More On OPPD Rebates & Programs
LES offers customers $1.5 million in Sustainable Energy Program incentives
ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
NPPD’s R-Project. To learn more about the project, click here.
NPPD News Release: Contract awarded for R-Project transmission line construction by NPPD