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To reach President Joe Biden's goal of having a 100% clean energy grid by 2035, hundreds of gigawatts of solar energy need to be installed five times faster than it is now. So, the Department of Energy is investing $128 million with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of solar energy.

Pennsylvania more than doubled its solar capacity in 2020 and Ohio tripled its capacity, according to a new report by Solar Energy Industries Association.

Organic Valley is partnering with Clean Energy Credit Union to launch the Powering the Good Loan Fund. The program will provide the favorable loan terms for farmers seeking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels with renewable energy systems and efficiency upgrades.

Penn State Extension's webinar titled “Utility Scale Solar and Siting Considerations: Stormwater, Vegetation, Fencing and Ag Use” is set for 12 p.m. April 27. The presentation will include a virtual tour of several recently installed solar facilities in Pennsylvania and New York.

The Ohio Power Siting Board is holding two virtual public hearings for proposed solar farms in Defiance and Union counties.

Pennsylvania announced its commitment to buy power from a 191 megawatt solar project that will be built in seven arrays across six counties. Called Pennsylvania PULSE, the project is being touted by the state as the largest government solar energy commitment in the nation to date.

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved the applications for two new utility-scale solar facilities in Madison and Highland counties. The projects would cover more than 3,500 acres of land.

The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing June 8 on Clearview Solar I, LLC’s proposal to construct a 144 megawatt solar farm in Adams Township in Champaign County. The project would cover 1,195 acres of land.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University developed a new type of coating that could make the photovoltaic cells used to make solar panels last six times longer. This development could dramatically decrease the cost of replacing worn out cells.

Supporters of the Ohio SB 52 and HB 118 say there is a need for more local say in these types of projects and that the current public input process through the Ohio Power Siting Board isn’t effective.