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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.

Utility-scale solar: A cost-effective, reliable cornerstone for America’s economic growth

In this op-ed SEIA’s Abigail Hopper and Martin Hermann of 8minutenergy argue that the rapid growth of solar and storage will completely reshape America’s energy economy for the better, with cheaper, cleaner power, and that the shift is already taking place across this country.

Florida munis sign contracts with 223 MW of solar power

The Florida Municipal Power Agency has agreed to buy the output from 223.5 MW of projects located in Central Florida, which are scheduled to be online in 2020.

National bill could stop this tariff nonsense now

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford of Standard Solar addresses the significance of new legislation that would undo the 30% tariff on imported solar imposed under the Section 201 process.

Republicans request utility-scale solar panel tariff exemption

A group of eight Republican senators has sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and other federal agencies calling for utility-scale solar panels to be exempt from the Section 201 tariffs.

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GTM Research raises California residential forecast 14% on mandate

The firm expects California to install around 1.2 GW of residential solar in 2020, the first year that the new mandate takes effect.

California residential solar power headed toward $1/W and 2.5¢/kWh

ASU energy security researcher Dr. Wesley Herche and pv magazine author John Weaver describe the new math involved with requiring solar power to be installed at the time of construction for newly built homes.

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