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Some domestic producers say President Biden’s actions would help China’s state-subsidized solar companies at the expense of U.S. manufacturers.
White House officials said President Biden’s actions aim to increase domestic production of solar panel parts, building installation materials, high-efficiency heat pumps and other components like cells used for clean-energy generated fuels.
Indiana ranks 32nd in the country in the amount of kilowatt hours produced by so-called small-scale solar systems. And the state’s ranking could fall, given changes coming this summer in state policies related to small-scale solar.
Across the state, enthusiasm for sustainable energy is growing. And the state’s universities are leading the way with cutting-edge research and development projects related to solar, autonomous vehicles, nuclear power and more.
Stellantis officials said the clean energy requirement was a critical part of the agreement to locate the operation in Indiana.
Clean energy leaders said the investigation—which could result in retroactive tariffs of up to 240%—would severely hinder the U.S. solar industry, leading to thousands of layoffs and imperiling up to 80% of planned solar projects in the United States.
The designation from SolSmart recognizes Zionsville for taking steps to encourage solar energy and remove obstacles for solar development.
Legislation setting voluntary statewide standards for large wind and solar projects is on its way to the governor, but without a key provision to entice local governments to adopt the standards.
Indiana lawmakers are taking another stab at setting up statewide standards for large wind and solar projects, a year after a group of counties shot down an earlier effort.
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is again calling for legislation that it says would remove some of the local hurdles such projects now face.
A blank-check company, or SPAC, plans to close early next year on a merger with California-based Energy Vault that will take the company public and give it a cash infusion of $388 million.
The $1.5 billion solar farm’s first phase is expected become operational by mid-2023 and will produce 400 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 75,000 households, according to the company.
Doing so would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the nation’s electric grid, a new federal report says.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the project, which will include 581,594 solar panels and generate 195 megawatts of electricity, making it one of the largest solar farms in the state.
A subsidiary of Florida-based Next-Era Energy Resources is attempting to rezone more than 1,660 acres across Union and Marion townships in Boone County to build its planned $210 million solar farm.
Much-debated legislation to boost wind and solar farms in Indiana was thwarted during this legislative session, but a key state lawmaker said Thursday he hopes to revive the issue next year to help meet the growing need for renewable energy.
A strong coalition of renewable energy developers, major businesses and manufacturers could not muster enough support in the Indiana Senate on Tuesday to pass a bill that would have shifted some local control over the siting of wind and solar farms to the state.
The project, which would be on built on leased land and span 1,500 acres, including 896 acres in Vigo County and 604 acres in Sullivan County. It would be located on a reclaimed coal strip mine currently being used for crops.