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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.

Pattern of ‘decide-announce-defend’ for rural solar must change, researchers say

Meeting clean energy goals means that more projects will be proposed for agricultural land, making it necessary for developers to better engage with local communities.

Greenbacker buys one of Montana’s largest solar projects

The company acquired the proposed 80 MW MTSun Solar project from developer Broad Reach Power.

SunPower reports 30% year-over-year bookings growth for the first quarter

SunPower’s Q1 earnings show growth as the company intensifies its focus on acquisition costs and segment expansion.

Virginia board rejects proposed 150 MW solar project

Strata Solar’s 150 MW Maroon Solar Facility is the latest project to be shot down in Virginia, as residents voiced concerns over the project’s effect on the local landscape.

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.

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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.

Enel Green Power NA plans 1.5 GW of new renewables and energy storage capacity

The company said it has more than 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction, and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under way.

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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.

Arizona utility doubles its 2025 solar commitment

Salt River Project currently has 648 MW of utility-scale solar plants online or contracted and under development across Arizona.

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