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Various visions of the disruption that the transition to cleaner, cheaper electricity sources will have on energy markets and supply exist. Critics anticipate expensive chaos, while advocates see a powerful new network emerge. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and energy futurist Bill Nussey has put his thoughts together in a new book, Freeing Energy, and pv magazine’s Tim Sylvia met the author to discuss its findings.

Summit Ridge energizes Montgomery County’s first ground-mount community solar project

The 2.5 MW installation will help the city towards its goal of eliminating greenhouse emissions in its operations by 2035.

DOC clarifies scope of anti-circumvention investigation, but what’s actually new?

While the update clarifies that wafers produced outside of China with Chinese polysilicon are not under investigation, just how much wafer capacity is there outside of China?


D.C. is outpacing its own solar goals, for now

The District’s 2021 RPS Compliance Report shows a significant expansion of RPS-certified solar facilities, with capacity additions outpacing program mandates.

Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition

Let’s ensure that low-income and environmental justice communities are first in line to benefit from clean energy technologies that reduce their household energy burden and safeguard against the impacts of climate change.

Solar tariffs led directly to delay of coal plant retirements

Northern Indiana Public Service Company announced that it will be delaying the retirement of two of its coal-fired generating facilities until 2025, due to the uncertainty and delays brought to the solar panel market by DOC’s investigation into solar cell and module manufacturers in four southeast Asian Countries.


22 Senators call on Biden to end anti-circumvention investigation

The bipartisan group is led by Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who was influential in last year’s dismissal of a similar antidumping investigation request. Secretary Raimondo offers the DOC’s perspective.


California Governor calls on DOC to end anti-circumvention investigation. DOC says it can’t

The investigation is estimated to have put more than 4,350 MW of solar and storage projects set for deployment between 2022 and 2024 in jeopardy.


Convergent announces operation of Maryland solar and storage portfolio

The 2 MW solar and 8 MWh storage installation will contribute to the region’s grid stability, which has to face annual extreme weather threats.


Lion Energy donates portable solar PV modules and generators to Ukraine

About $400,000 worth of off-grid power equipment and accessories were donated to support lights, communications, other key electrical services for Ukrainians suffering a Russian invasion.

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