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Sunrise brief: Over 1 GW a day of new solar to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, IEA says

Also on the rise: CS Energy provides EPC services for a 50 MW solar portfolio, UL buys a solar analytics platform, Sunnova places $500m of senior notes, service stations on Puerto Rico go solar, and XL Fleet buys an EV charging provider.

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Sunrise brief: Starbucks-backed community solar is serving up energy in New York State

Also on the rise: The interconnection logjam for solar is large and growing, says Berkeley Lab in an upcoming study; price quotes for solar saw a big drop in the second half of 2020; and an Illini solar farm lives up to its name by planting a pollinator habitat.

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More than 7,000 schools across the US are solar powered

Total installed solar capacity on schools has grown 139% since 2014, and now can be found on 5.5% of all public and private K-12 schools, according to the 2020 Brighter Future report.

ERCOT sees adequate resources to meet record-setting summer electricity demand

Solar rooftop additions are unlikely to shave much from the record load that the grid operator expects as the economy recovers and hot and dry weather push demand growth.

Sunrise brief: Tesla shifts battery chem for its Megapack energy storage system

Also on the rise: Ameren and Habitat for Humanity add solar in St. Louis, NextEra and National Grid win an early OK for a solar project, and grazing boosters look for more economic baa-in for sheep and bees at solar facilities.

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On-site and off-site community solar options: What’s right for you?

In the second of our series focused on commercial-scale solar, we look at community solar options as a viable alternative for tenants and owners alike.

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Solar employment fell but worker productivity rose in pandemic-scarred 2020, report says

The annual employment report showed continued jobs stagnation, which needs to be reversed for the sector to hit 400,000 jobs by 2030 and 900,000 to meet the Biden administration’s 2035 climate goals.

NREL signs agreement with UL to scale up SolarAPP+ software

The collaboration is a step in meeting NREL’s goal to deliver instant solar permitting nationwide, and have the software used to cover 90% of all residential solar and solar-plus-storage permits by 2030.

Sunrise brief: Accela teams with NREL to launch SolarAPP+ for agencies and governments

Also on the rise: Zero-emission vehicle builder Hyzon Motors plans a Saudi production plant, and a project to use retired EV batteries for solar energy storage advances in a nationwide competition.

Consider these three options if your business is exploring solar

Here are three basic models most businesses should weigh as they consider how they can best adopt solar energy.

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