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The solar install game is changing: Will you be ready?

As national solar lease companies layer the industry and as more states weigh new-construction solar mandates, the pace of change–and the nature of competition–will only accelerate for local rooftop solar experts.

Sunrise brief: Innovative Portland program is poised to approve clean energy portfolio

Also on the rise: Jeep installs EV chargers at three trailheads with plans for more, worldwide wind grew at a record clip in 2020, a net metering bill fizzles, a pension fund eyes Spanish solar, and Enphase Energy enters South Africa’s solar market.

Agilitas Energy starts work on its third SMART solar + storage project

The 10 MW installation makes the company one of the biggest community solar developers in Massachusetts.

Renewable energy growth is being slowed by current transmission planning, ACORE study says

The report warns that because of long lead times, the window “may be closing” on transmission upgrades needed to support a range of renewable energy goals.

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Making a case for a standalone energy storage ITC

Public interest groups joined with industry associations to voice support for standalone storage ITC eligibility. Federal policy makers have a lot of options to consider.

EPRI nets $2m to study why people choose solar energy

EPRI will look into how residential and commercial utility customers make decisions related to adopting solar power along with other technologies, such as energy storage and electric vehicles.

NIPSCO and EDP Renewables bring 200 MW of solar to Indiana

The utility signed a PPA for EDP’s upcoming Indiana Crossroads Solar Park, as part of NIPSCO’s effort to become coal-free by 2028.

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Pennsylvania’s state government is going 50% solar with ambitious build program

A seven-project 191 MW portfolio owned and operated by Lightsource bp will power nearly half of the government’s electricity needs.

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Storm season has the solar industry looking to protect assets from costly hail damage

The destructive potential of hail on solar arrays has only been fully realized in the last two years. In this series, pv magazine talks with experts in storm modeling, risk insurance, and damage mitigation to learn how solar arrays can survive nature’s wrath.

Making ultra low-carbon solar the global standard to decarbonize the PV industry’s supply chain

We need to transform the end-to-end global supply chain for solar to be a truly clean energy source, writes Michael Parr. He says this will take a strong signal from corporate buyers and policy makers.

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