Solar Energy

Infrastructure and solar get thumbs up from the federal government

Rep. Ben McAdams said this week that President Donald Trump has signed into law his measure to support solar energy research and development; the law will support states’ clean energy economy and jobs while building a healthier environment. The solar energy measure was part of the Solar Energy Research and Development Act, a McAdams-sponsored bill introduced in 2019. According to a September news release, they rolled it into the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, which passed the House in September. In December, it was part of the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package passed by Congress and signed by Trump last weekend.

The Benedict Family wishes each of you a “Happy New Year” with peace, love and blessings. The Benedict family’s soon to be born baby “Oriana,” Robert IV, Jayde, Karlita, and Robert III are inviting you into our solar world and wish you all the best.

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Martin Luther King Jr

In my last article, I said Ivanpah was the largest solar site, and a couple of readers corrected me, so I want to update with the top ten sites in the world.

  1. Tengger Desert Solar Park, China – 1,547MW
  2. Sweihan Photovoltaic Independent Power Project, UAE – 1,177MW
  3. Yanchi Ningxia Solar Park, China – 1,000MW
  4. Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base, China – 1,070MW
  5. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park, India – 1,000MW
  6. Longyangxia Dam Solar Park, China – 850MW
  7. Enel Villanueva PV Plant, Mexico – 828MW
  8. Kamuthi Solar Power Station, India – 648MW
  9. Solar Star Projects, US – 579MW
  10. Topaz Solar Farm / Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, US – 550MW
A vibrant, clean energy economy is good for our health and environment while supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the United States. Tapping into technology and innovation with scientific research can improve our air quality, address climate change threats, and grow the United States economy. The continued growth of solar is adding job training programs, so there is an opportunity for people looking to change careers or having a career where they can make a higher income than their previous jobs. Solar tends to have a higher wage than in other positions.




Wisconsin regulators have authorized Alliant Energy to forgive up to $5 million in unpaid utility bills and spread the costs among all ratepayers. The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve a debt forgiveness plan that could become a model for other utilities trying to manage growing past-due balances as they have been prevented from disconnecting customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Alliant plan, roughly 4,000 low-income residential customers who owe at least $300 for more than 60 days will be automatically enrolled in the program and have their balance reduced by 25%. Each subsequent payment will reduce the debt by another 1/12. So, if the customer pays bills on time for the next year, the past-due balance will be forgiven. Those who miss two consecutive payments in the next year will be removed from the program.



As our nation’s recently refreshed struggle with racial, social, and economic injustice and inequity has reminded us, many chronically low-income individuals and households struggle due to societal forces that (are) entirely beyond their control. COVID-19 has driven many into personally uncharted territories of economic hardship. The legislative package included funding for solar research and development and incentives for renewables development on public lands. But lawmakers left out a provision for “direct pay” of the tax credits, which would allow developers to take advantage of the credits even if a coronavirus-battered economy constrains tax equity.

Because many supportive renewables policies have grown out of state legislatures in recent years, the passage of federal tax credit extensions is all the more notable. Renewable portfolio standards and other incentives were comparatively subdued in 2020, as local governments coped with the coronavirus pandemic. Virginia passed its Clean Economic Act, which establishes carbon-free energy standards for its largest utilities at the beginning of the year. Arizona is also poised to require investor-owned utilities to reach 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

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Last week’s question, “Will 2021 be a more successful year for you and your company?” “63% of the respondents said, Yes.” 

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