Community

Two key community solar advancements made in New York

As the state looks to achieve its its 70% by 2030 renewable electricity goal, community solar is taking center stage, with the announcement of New York’s first community solar-plus-storage project and a municipal opt-out community solar pilot.

Cleantech investing: Carbon tracking and sequestration startup wave, SPACs for late-stage energy transition capital

Carbon monitoring, accounting and sequestration startups are in vogue — as is raising late-stage capital via a SPAC. Plus $30M for small-scale utility and community solar.

Morning Brief: Utilities across the US battle equitable net metering and value-of-solar

Also in the brief: Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly want the General Assembly to pass legislation authorizing local community solar projects.

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Lack of carbon pricing and uncertain policy are holding back the flow of capital to renewables

“Putting a price on GHG emissions creates an economic incentive to allocate capital toward the development of new lower-emitting technologies,” claims a report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Morning Brief: Solar, by far, the world’s leading power-generating technology in 2019

Also in the brief: Community solar proposal getting bipartisan support in Pennsylvania legislature, 12 MW of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region, and the DOE supports nuclear fusion technology with $29 million in funding.

Construction of the world’s largest apartment complex VPP fleet starts next week

Soleil Energy, the EPC arm of the Wasatch Group, is beginning construction on a revolutionary virtual power plant program located on California apartment complex rooftops — with the roofs acting as community-based peaker plants.

Neighborhood solar equity: community solar project splits benefits three ways

A 497-kW project on five roofs at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. uses SREC sales to provide $1.50 in community benefits for every dollar of power generated. Call it community solar-plus.

Morning Brief: 400 MW coming to Texas, SunSpec launches online class with UC San Diego

Also in the brief: Evergy launches a ‘Sustainability Transformation Plan,’ SOMAH celebrates its first birthday and more.

Morning Brief: Avoiding coal-fired carbon capture projects and the costs of small modular nuclear reactors

Also in the brief: San José Clean Energy and Peninsula Clean Energy have launched a joint request for offers for the purchase of 1 million MWh annually of new, long-term renewable energy.

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