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Sunrise brief: More community solar is added in Minnesota

Also on the rise: Notre Dame-backed solar project enters service, report highlights coal’s fading economic viability, and LS Power completes its latest acquisition.

Sunrise brief: Michigan utilities signal support for raising a cap on rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Report sheds light on low- and moderate-income solar program performance, and renewables bucked a slump in U.S. energy production in 2020.


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.

Sunrise brief: Utility PSEG sells its solar energy portfolio

Also on the rise: Rooftop solar enters service at a Ford Motor research center, RAI Energy signs a 20-year PPA for 100 MW of solar energy, and Go Solar Group enters New Mexico’s residential market.

Sunrise brief: Solar as sculpture could help power Burning Man festival

Also on the rise: CPS Energy wins a round in its lawsuit against ERCOT over February’s big storm, Mitsubishi Power aims to develop a second green hydrogen project, Advanced Power taps Bechtel for a solar project, and the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York closes for good.

Commercial chain signs PPA for 57 MW of New York solar

The agreement will allow 75 stores to become solar-powered, while reserving capacity for a local community solar program.

Sunrise brief: Lightsource bp signs PPA for 375 MW of solar for Amazon project

Also on the rise: OG&E will double the capacity of its Choctaw Nation solar project, NorthWestern Energy plans to add a 50 MW BESS, Sungrow supplies inverters to an Iowa project, and Sunnova enters two new markets.

Sunrise brief: RES signs VPPAs for 170 MW of solar and wind

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.

Expanding community solar can bring jobs and economic benefits to hard-hit communities

Community solar offers a unique opportunity for recovery in a Covid-racked economy, but needs to go beyond the contained role it has traditionally held in the American energy landscape.

Sunrise brief: New Jersey community solar program draws a flood of applicants

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.

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