Today’s announcement of a 300 megawatt agreement between Standard Energy and American Municipal Power (AMP) is designed to spur solar’s development in states that heretofore have not exactly been hotbeds for solar:  Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Pennsylvania and Michigan also are involved too in this deal which could see “renewable energy hubs”  sprouting to feed clean electricity to AMP’s 128 member municipal systems. The key is locating facilities that Standard Solar, an affiliate of Standard Energy, can draw on to staff, design and install large solar photovoltaic systems within regional power grids close to customers, thereby minimizing the complexities of getting that power to market.