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Michigan utility will phase out coal by 2040, CEO says

Consumers Energy says it wants to reduce its carbon emissions by 80% on the same time frame as it completely phases out coal and replacing it with renewable sources like wind and solar.

Data reveals top 3 traits consumers want in a solar installer

According to SolarReviews.com’s examination of more than 2,800 actual customer reviews, smaller, family-owned companies with deep roots in communities receive the most positive reviews from the people they serve.

SunPower continues to bleed red ink

Due largely to write-downs the high-efficiency PV maker lost a whopping $750 million during Q4 2017, as it sells off assets.

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Guggenheim: Sale of CAFD, NYLD cast doubt on the yieldco space

A research note by Guggenheim Securities says that the recents sales of NRG Yield and 8point3 Energy Partners show how difficult it has been for investors to accurately value yieldcos, and undermines confidence.

NRG to sell renewables business, NRG Yield to Global Infrastructure Partners

The power giant is going from being a renewable energy pioneer to largely quitting the market.

Capital Dynamics to acquire 8point3

The asset manager has scooped up the solar yieldco that was let go by sponsors SunPower and First Solar.

DTE customers could save $340 million with clean energy compared to proposed gas plant

In this op-ed, Union of Concerned Scientist’s Sam Gomberg argues that Michigan consumers could be getting a much better deal with solar and wind, as compared to DTE’s plans for a new gas plant.

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Tesla is back to selling solar at Home Depot

Elon Musk’s transportation and energy company has returned to the big box superstore with PV systems and its Powerwall batteries, but no Solar Roofs

S&C Electric switches gears in the energy storage, microgrid space

The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.

#Solar100’s Ed Feo: The Hank Aaron of Solar Development

In this latest edition of the #Solar100 Thought Leaders series, Richard Matsui of KWh Analytics speaks with veteran developer and renewable energy lawyer Ed Feo.

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