Sunrise brief: Rooftop solar groups ask FERC to stop utilities from charging customers for anti-solar advocacy

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Reclaiming power as a buyer in a tight PV module market Material shortages, trade restrictions, and shipping bottlenecks create challenges for PV module buyers, but the good news is that there are steps to take to ensure quality and timely supply.

New Jersey installed nearly 4GW of solar in 2021, why is there cause for concern? The word of the winter is interconnection, and there is concern across the industry that interconnection delays in Jersey could compromise one of the nation’s leading solar markets.

Rooftop solar groups ask FERC to stop utilities from charging customers for anti-solar advocacy Four groups that support rooftop solar have asked federal energy regulators to disallow the “common” utility practice of charging their customers for their anti-solar advocacy.

DOE deep dives into strategies to solve clean energy supply chain issues The Department of Energy is charting a course for the developing US photovoltaic manufacturing, which could mitigate global supply chain challenges and benefit the climate and the economy as well as helping the US achieve its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Aspen Power secures $120 million, 200MW of distributed and community solar The developer is active in community solar, multifamily, commercial, industrial, and rooftop markets.

Where renewable energy policies are working The 2022 Community Power Scorecard developed by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance grades the states on which give communities the most power to advance clean energy and which present barriers to local economic development through renewable power. Only four received top grades, indicating that most states have a lot of work to do.

Plans finalized for lithium extraction project in Arkansas Standard Lithium and LANXESS Corporation have come to terms on an agreement to speed the development of the first commercial lithium project in Arkansas.

DHL deploys solar on its fleet trucks The international express shipper is topping trucks with solar to limit fuel usage by powering lift gates, ancillary devices, and easing strain on the truck’s alternator.

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