State regulators dealt a setback to solar developers last month, but some think it could become a blessing in disguise.
NextEra Energy is securing land for a solar-plus-storage project near Kansas City that would be one of the largest of its kind in the country.
A developer says that changes to state net metering and federal tax credits will make projects harder to put together without integrating storage.
The project means Norfolk, Nebraska, will hit a limit on how much renewable power it can generate under a contract with Nebraska Public Power District.
Effective disaster response should send solar and batteries, writes Ellen Anderson, a senior energy researcher at the University of Minnesota.