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Clean energy election roundup: Nevada to go 50% renewable by 2030, Columbus 100% by 2023

A number of important clean energy initiatives were on the ballot across the country: Boulder, Colorado’s effort to form a municipal utility, Denver’s clean-energy-focused sales tax increase — plus one major utility in Wisconsin’s unprecedented commitment to solar.

Dominion announces 500 MW of solar project proposals in Virginia

As part of the company’s recent Integrated Resource Plan — which looks to add 16 GW of solar by 2035, Dominion has submitted to state regulators a nine-project proposal that will bring nearly 500 MW of solar to the state.

White Pine Renewables looks to hit it big in large-scale C&I solar

The development company has eyes on the largest of large-scale solar for commercial, industrial and municipal customers, an untapped segment where the founders see great opportunity.

REC Silicon could restart poly production at Moses Lake

The Norwegian polysilicon maker has been been frozen out of the Chinese solar market by political tensions between Beijing and the U.S. and mothballed its Washington State production line last year. However, two recent business agreements could change all that.

More and more homeowners want backup power

Nearly half of all respondents to a new Sunrun survey have had their interest in backup power increase since the outset of the pandemic, with millennials and Gen X showing the most significant interest.

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Enphase reports 3Q revenue rebound, aided by new storage product

An improved quarter for Enphase was carried partially by the American launch of the Encharge storage system, as well as impressive revenue improvements in the European market.

First Solar earnings: strong results, Q4 guidance reinstated and a 445 W module on the way

Increased net sales and income per share are coupled with 1.6 GW DC of bookings, reports of a 445 W module and environmental recognition for the Series-6 line, point to yet another successful quarter for the company.

American solar states: Net metering caps nearly met in Michigan, project denial appealed in Pennsylvania

Significant solar developments are happening all across the country, with Wisconsin looking to add nearly 200 MW of utility-scale solar and AEP coming to terms on a power contract for a 50 MW project in Ohio.

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Will clean energy SPACs survive current Wall Street bubble? 

The experts say yes. SPACs representing $53 billion in investments accounted for about half of all IPOs this year — providing a pathway to public markets for emerging clean tech companies developing disruptive, pre-revenue technologies.  

Clean energy jobs pay more

A new report from BW Research Partnership has found that, in 2019, clean energy jobs paid 25% more than the national median, with some states seeing nearly 30% higher hourly wages than their own median.

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