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New York State adopts rules to streamline large renewable energy project reviews

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “cutting red tape” will help the state meets its sustainability goals and recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic.

U.S. renewables persevered, set records in a pandemic year

Solar and wind power installations hit all-time highs and became a larger part of the country’s energy mix in 2020, according to a new report.

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Solaredge records pandemic progress despite tough final quarter

Full-year revenues nudged up despite tough comparisons with the end of 2019 for the final quarter of last year. The inverter maker expects to log revenues of $385-405 million in the current three-month window.

Sunrise brief: Following Covid-19, energy consumption will take years to recover, EIA says

Also on the rise: TVA allows local power companies to charge new fees to solar customers, Southwest Power Pool launches an imbalance market, and J.D. Power rates EV charging satisfaction.

Hawaiian Electric takes an ‘install first, approve later’ approach to residential solar

The utility has launched a new program, Quick Connect, aimed at accelerating the process for turning on new residential solar systems.

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Sunrise brief: PepsiCo doubles goals to address ‘severe’ climate change impacts

Also on the rise: A coalition of 600 groups urges President-elect Biden to halt utility service shutoffs due to the pandemic, Harrison Street expands its solar owneship portfolio, and a Florida real estate developer eases its way into the solar sector.

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Average PPA prices rose in 2020, analysis says

For the first time since LevelTen Energy began tracking the market, solar PPA offer prices rose in 2020, with Q4 2020 prices 11.5% higher than a year earlier.

Jobs report underscores Covid-19 impact on U.S. clean energy sector

As the pandemic continued its attack on the U.S. economy, 2020 ended with 429,000 fewer clean energy workers.

You picked ’em: Our most popular articles of 2020

Five articles (well, six, since news about Tesla made it twice) that captured the imagination of our audience during 2020.

Illinois’ small-scale solar incentives are tapped out, leaving developers in the dark

The final incentives from the state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act have been awarded. With no emergency funds or new legislation pending, thousands of jobs could be at stake.

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