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Dual-axis tracker supports power production in cold climates

The solar solution installed by Aartha Group uses a unique design to achieve output goals in harsh winter conditions.

Proposed bill that could gut California rooftop solar draws fire

The bill would significantly cut net metering rates paid to rooftop solar customers, and also revise long-term rates and other protections that were promised to existing rooftop solar customers.

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Enough solar and wind to clean the U.S. power grid… available yesterday

Data show that the U.S. has more than 750 GWac of electricity generation capacity in interconnection queues, with 90% of that clean energy-related. But how much actually will be built?

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Solar 101: Three tips about those solar tax credits

We are by no means tax pros, but here are three insights to help you see how federal tax credits may benefit your solar project.

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Sunrise brief: Farmland dispute deals a setback to a utility-scale solar project in New Jersey

Also on the rise: Supply chain costs hit Maxeon Solar’s Q1 results, Kentucky regulators set a new net metering rate, and Distributed Solar closes financing deal with Bank of America.

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South Carolina regulators approve net metering rules for residential solar

Regulators approved a multi-party stipulation that caps solar applications through the end of 2021 at 1.2 MW for Duke Energy Carolinas and 300 kW for Duke Energy Progress each month.

Solar 101: The basics of net metering for your solar project

The concept of net metering is important to understand as it affects how long your solar project takes to pay for itself, and how your contractor will design your project. Here’s what you need to know.

Solar 101: What’s my solar system going to cost?

Think of your solar system as a custom retrofit. That means the list of unique variables and components can be long, and hardware requirements may result in a significant pricing variance.

Sunrise brief: Hawaiian Electric calls for maximum customer-owned solar to hit decarbonization goals

Also on the rise: DOE funds university hydrogen research, Canadian Solar backs an AI-based energy storage tech provider, Mitsubishi partners to develop hydrogen storage for U.S. markets, and two Canadian companies float a ‘blue’ hydrogen plan.

Sunrise brief: Duke Energy wins approval for new solar capacity

Also on the rise: Black Hills Energy wants to charge solar owners for the “true cost” of their energy, and an online solar 101 course from SUNY tops 50,000 students worldwide.

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