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Minnesota sues GoodLeap, Sunlight, Mosaic and Dividend over dealer fees

The Attorney General claims these companies misled consumers about residential solar pricing, concealing inflated fees behind the federal tax credit and long-term contracts with low interest rates.

U.S. House Energy Committee expresses outrage over solar sales tactics

Committee sent a letter to Jigar Shah’s Loan Program Office asking questions about Sunnova’s sales tactics and customer support, in light of their recently granted $3 billion VPP guaranteed loans.


Nikola announces recall of battery electric vehicles, pauses sales after fire investigation

The company said the voluntary recall will not affect its hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles currently in production, as they have a different design.

Sunrise brief: California Public Utilities Commission stacks the deck against rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Private investments in clean energy and manufacturing top $270 billion, GAF Timberline solar shingles recalled for fire hazard, and Ohio tightens screws on large solar facilities…

SEIA receives accreditation to develop solar industry standards

The Solar Energy Industries Association is now approved by the American National Standards Institute to develop national standards for U.S. solar and storage.

Additional guidance released for energy communities IRA tax credits

The Treasury, Department of Energy and Internal Revenue Service provide details on the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit program that makes available $10 billion in tax credits for energy communities.

Energy-insecure households in the U.S. pay 27% more for electricity than others

On a square-foot basis, the issue of inequality is made worse by higher costs for energy usage in the nation. Efforts like community solar programs are underway to boost low-income participation in the cost benefits of renewable energy.

UL and NREL set cybersecurity standards for distributed energy, inverters

UL 2941 provides testable requirements for energy storage and generation technologies on the distribution grid. The new cybersecurity protocol provides a framework for photovoltaic inverters, EV chargers, wind turbines, fuel cells and other distributed resources.

Sunrise brief: U.S. on track to make it only halfway towards 2030 Paris Agreement targets

Also on the rise: Minimizing EV impact on the grid. Made-in-the-USA solar panels could cut emissions by 30%. And more.

Vision Solar preyed on vulnerable and built without licenses, says Connecticut

Less than nine months after Vision Solar received a contractor’s license, complaints to the Connecticut Attorney General’s office were pouring in.


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