One solution is clear as day: Solar power creates jobs, drives innovation, and strengthens our economy as a key player in moving the Midwest toward a renewable energy future.
How does CGA make solar soar?
Drought resistant. Environmentally friendly. Solar is the cash crop that doesn't fail. A reliable source of natural energy, solar is a vast resource that can supply a significant portion of the Midwest's electricity needs.
CGA understands the importance of a diversified energy grid, and supports a robust solar market as a bright light in our future's renewable energy portfolio.
CGA shines a light on solar energy in the Midwest by tackling the tough issues like land use, decommissioning, and siting standards for utility-scale solar projects. We advance state policies and engage in utility IRPs and state regulatory processes to help chart the path for new solar development.
And CGA works with members and within MISO to advocate for common-sense policies – all to bring solar's cost savings and additional benefits to life.
- Promote flexible environmental and co-agricultural benefits
- Build partnerships with ag, agencies and community groups to address land-use concerns
- Increase the demand for solar power in utility Integrated Resource Plans
- Support transmission planning at MISO to deliver solar resources
- Educate on the benefits of solar energy
- Develop a market-based approach for recycling solar panels
- Modify the Prime Farmland Exclusion Rule for solar development in Minnesota
- Establish favorable REC contracts and Minimum Equity Standards for renewable developers when implementing IL CEJA law