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New Jersey joins the 50% by 2030 renewable energy club

Governor Phil Murphy has signed landmark legislation that will enable the state to tie with California and New York for the nation’s third-most ambitious renewable energy mandate, as well as replacing the SREC system, boosting community solar, and more.

Rush to gas risks hundreds of billions in stranded assets

A new report by Rocky Mountain Institute finds that gas plants proposed across the United States over the next 15 years could be replaced by clean energy portfolios at a net savings, and that these projects are at risk of becoming stranded assets.

Solar power: the Northeast vs. utility scale

The latest report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance looks at the scale of solar across the United States.

Michigan utilities concede to 25% renewable energy by 2030

DTE Energy and Consumers have reached an agreement with the Tom Steyer-backed campaign and are adopting 25% renewable energy goals, with Consumers seeking 40% by 2040.

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GameChange Solar to provide 350 MW of racking, tracking for Florida projects

The mounting systems maker expects to deliver these systems over the next few months, as Florida’s solar market continues to boom.

Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid

A much heralded report shows solar and wind will lower wholesale prices, but it also shows a coming evolution in the pricing profile of the grid. These shifts in timing, shape, regularity and length will drive energy storage demand.

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Solar and wind can safely replace coal in Southern Illinois

A study sponsored by NRDC and Sierra Club finds that old coal plants can be retired and safely replaced by solar and other resources, which will reduce pollution and save money for utility customers

Massachusetts marches on the capital for solar power

Over 100 solar workers visited the Massachusetts State House and held over 60 meetings with legislators and staff pushing positive political action on solar-related issues.

Trump’s trade wars

Trade has become a major issue for the U.S. solar industry under the Trump Administration. But while the market navigates tariffs and higher prices, the U.S. economy may be a greater casualty.

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Solar power funding collapses during Q1

The section 201 case took a big bite out of corporate solar and large-scale project funding, and the quarter also saw a stunning $8.3 billion in reported mergers and acquisitions.

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