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The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
It’s been a busy two months since Joe Biden became president. Here are highlights of key initiatives on the energy and cleantech fronts.
The $2 trillion package includes a proposed 10-year extension of the ITC and PTC and calls for further incentives to add transmission capacity. Most solar advocates liked it, but one nonprofit panned it as being too industry-friendly.
The bill aims to thaw frozen tax-equity markets and help the solar and clean energy sectors recover from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 572 kW systems feature Prism Solar bifacial panels and are installed at a bioscience company’s facilities, which produce Covid-19 test kits.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “cutting red tape” will help the state meets its sustainability goals and recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic.
High-resolution data let the study group drill down to individual parcels in order to figure out how much land is available for solar in both optimal and preferred sites.
The company is launching an RFP to procure 160,000 solar Alternative Energy Credits in Pennsylvania over the next 10 years.
D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments announced commercial operation of the Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain II solar projects, both part of a PPA frenzy that Facebook undertook beginning last fall.
Also on the rise: Summit Ridge secures tax equity deal for community solar in three states, Hunt Perovskite wins DOE funding for cell development work, and EVgo opens a lab to test electric vehicle charging technologies.
The $10 million portfolio was developed by Sol Customer Solutions and will deliver energy to seven stores across the state.
Group 14 Technologies launched its factory capable of producing 120 tons per year of silicon-carbon-based anode material for lithium-ion batteries.
Also on the rise: Governor signs Rhode Island climate bill, Li-ion battery recycler secures $20 million for a processing center, and a joint U.S.-Israeli government venture funds a cyber security initiative.
Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.
Also on the rise: Navajo Nation leaders vote to advance a 200 MW solar project, Greenbacker buys a development pipeline, Intersolar NA reschedules its live event, and a report says that flow batteries could use a jump start from DOE.
Also on the rise: Canadian Solar starts work on $230 million worth of solar projects in Japan, and the Canadian government backs efforts to move Arctic communities off of diesel and onto renewables.
A Senate committee added language that would cut the renewable energy credit as part of an unrelated film tax credit bill.
Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.
The 20 MW project will help the iconic brand meet roughly 75% of electricity demand at its Lynchburg, Tennessee distillery.
The Elliot Solar project is NIPSCO’s latest planned capacity addition as the utility continues to pursue renewables to ease its coal plant retirements.
Also on the rise: Hydro-Québec grid gains a BESS, Connecticut announces its 2021 Green Liberty Bond issuance, and two VC pros launch a fund to back cleantech startups.
Also on the rise: Concentric Power builds a microgrid, research pegs smoke’s impact on 2020 solar output, SolRiver buys a Carolinas development portfolio, jobs growth could signal good times for solar installations, and Plug Power plans another green hydrogen plant.
Also on the rise: DOE’s Solar Decathlon is getting under way as a virtual event, Massachusetts has a climate law (finally), and Nextracker wins a supply deal with Solaria.
March is turning into one of the busiest months ever for solar in Pennsylvania, at least legislation-wise. The latest bill would lift the state’s renewable energy goal from 8% by 2026 to 18%, with a 5.5% solar carveout.
The regulatory orders were the latest in a series since last November and came in response to a mid-August 2020 heat wave that forced the CAISO to impose rotating power outages across California.
The report warns that because of long lead times, the window “may be closing” on transmission upgrades needed to support a range of renewable energy goals.
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