The Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act, backed by utility Ameren, emphasizes utility-scale solar and storage.
A new policy database aims to help cities, counties and townships be proactive when it comes to land-use issues.
Invenergy recently broke ground on three large solar projects totaling 750 megawatts near the Iowa-Minnesota border.
A 2008 state law capped net metering at 1% of a utility’s peak load — a threshold some companies are now nearing.
Critics says the Upper Peninsula Power Co. is promoting its own large solar project while discouraging rooftop projects.