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