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Sunrise brief: What are upfront and lifetime costs of heat pumps?

Also on the rise: Borrego sells development business, including 8.4 GW solar pipeline. Trackers in uneven terrain. 50 states of solar incentives: Pennsylvania. Storage and robots at Intersolar Europe 2022.

Pivot Energy to develop 41 MW portfolio of community solar for LMI households in Colorado

The portfolio, awarded by Xcel Energy, is anticipated to provide access to affordable, clean energy to thousands of households throughout the state.

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Common Energy’s vision for the future of community solar

Following a $16.5 million investment, the company is looking to grow its team and product quickly, in what CEO and Founder, Richard Keiser, sees as an inevitably consolidating market.

Solar and affordable housing developments: What you need to know

Both housing developers and underserved communities alike can benefit from increasing public funding opportunities for solar. As interest in projects that address environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of investment continues to grow, integrating renewable energy in affordable housing projects can provide significant sustainability benefits to developers, municipalities, and end users.

Sunrise brief: California solar policy misaligned with clean air board’s rooftop priority

Also on the rise: 1 TW of solar annually by 2030. Piloting solar for low- and moderate-income customers. Energy storage adds resiliency to Army garisson. 30 patents for lithium-ion battery alternatives. And more.

Vermont utility launches solar pilot program for low- and moderate-income customers

The program will allow customers to subscribe to an energy share of an existing GMP installation, with time-of-use rates encouraging energy use when the sun is shining.

Sunrise brief: Climate, the Texas grid, and solar + batteries to the rescue

Also on the rise: DNV aims to achieve FPV-specific reference standards for floating solar PV. UGE develops community solar project on Maine landfill. DOE seeks input on $508 million long-duration energy storage initiative. BlueWave acquired by infrastructure investment firm, Axium. CommonBond banks on residential solar financing success.

UGE develops community solar project on Maine landfill

The project is part of a larger 38 MW portfolio the company is developing across the state.

50 states of solar incentives: Vermont

The pv magazine tour of solar incentives takes us to Vermont, home to aggressive renewable energy mandates and a one of the nation’s most forward-thinking utilities.

Go local, be free

Various visions of the disruption that the transition to cleaner, cheaper electricity sources will have on energy markets and supply exist. Critics anticipate expensive chaos, while advocates see a powerful new network emerge. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and energy futurist Bill Nussey has put his thoughts together in a new book, Freeing Energy, and pv magazine’s Tim Sylvia met the author to discuss its findings.