Markets & Policy

EagleView promises to cut a week off of residential PV project time through aerial imagery

Aerial imagery company, EagleView, is looking to leverage years of experience working in the insurance industry and for municipal governments into becoming the ‘gold standard’ for solar aerial imaging.

Morning Brief: Palladium Energy forms JV to develop 500MW of big solar projects, California orders phase out of gas vehicles

Also in the brief: Solar dominates Maine’s largest renewables procurement on record.

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Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ puts clean energy’s ESG paradox centerstage, underscores need for better data

Major global brands can’t stake their future on a business supply chain that is not sustainable.

Array Technologies IPO to raise $100 million: 6 takeaways from the S-1

Profitable solar tracker company Array Technologies is going public the old-fashioned way and eschewing the SPAC method being employed by other renewable companies such as QuantumScape and ChargePoint. Did we mention the company was profitable?

Morning Brief: Trump admin disappears NREL ‘seams’ study and a 250-ton Chinese transformer

Also in the brief: China claims world’s largest solar ‘rooftop’ at 200 MW. And Midwest energy companies pledge to build nation’s largest interstate electric vehicle charging network.

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Cutter Rail: Clenergy’s new mounting system just made for installers

Solar industry participants have produced a new Australian-manufactured rail for PV modules that has been engineered to ensure safety and longevity, while catering to the needs of installers who work on residential and commercial rooftop projects.

SPI roundup: Financing supplies high, rates low as solar’s secondary markets ride out Covid-19 impacts

Solar financing and mergers are booming in the C&I sector, while tax equity draws new players into the market, and a 50 GW utility-scale pipeline drives innovation across the industry.

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.

Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar makes the case for big solar on public lands before congress

Contending with congress, video zombie noises and chemistry with Ranking Member Paul Gosar, Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar testified, “The rules are broken — it takes far too long to get solar projects approved — over three years.”

GE, Shell looking for exits as clean energy transition accelerates

The two energy giants have announced their intent to pivot away from fossil fuel generating assets and expand their renewable footprints.