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SolSmart adds another 60 communities, helping to cut red tape and speed deployment of solar

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council and the International City/County Management Association will share the $10 million award to update and expand SolSmart over the next five years.

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Investors are flocking back to natural gas, but renewables remain attractive

EY’s most recent transactions in power and utilities report shows that while Europe is looking to fill a Russian-sized void in energy supply, renewables remain an attractive investment in the US.

Sunrise brief: Missile strike destroys solar plant in Ukraine

Also on the rise: Jigar Shah begins a series on the challenges that come with achieving a zero-carbon electric grid and the role of virtual power plants. The US Navy aims for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030. Solar Decathlon opens programs for high school students and professionals.

An American at Intersolar: Part IV – So Much Gear

In our last article on Intersolar 2022 Munich, we present a small fraction of the countless vendors exhibiting their products on the floor.

Sunrise brief: Incentives drive solar adoption among low- to middle-income residents

Also on the rise: National Grid, Convergent Energy + Power partner on solar and storage for no-wire resiliency. Bank of America banks on Electrify America EV charging. Nextracker, Silicon Ranch reach 1.5 GW supply agreement. And more.

Climate First Bank launches residential solar loan platform

The solar loans, available to Florida customers, come with no dealer fees. The company seeks partnerships with residential and commercial installers in the state.

Incentives drive solar adoption among low- to middle-income residents

With the emerging energy justice agenda, US policymakers could use incentives to help low- to moderate-income households adopt solar, according to a recent Lawrence Berkeley National Lab report.

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Low-income rooftop solar loan program launched in New England

Massachusetts and Rhode Island low-income families that do not qualify for traditional loans will have an option made available through a partnership by the Capital Good Fund and installers Cotuit Solar and Got Sun Go Solar.

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Amazon is lead investor in US-based solar cell production facility

Ambient Photonics will build a fully automated manufacturing facility to produce solar cells for powering consumer electronics.

CommonBond banks on residential solar financing success

The fintech company will now focus exclusively on its solar business, which has quickly become its best-performing product since launching in 2021.

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