Markets & Policy

Solar installation spotlight: Boulder’s Calcaire House proves not all residential projects are created equal

As if a 60 kW residential system wasn’t novel enough, city energy mandates, environmental extremes and specific construction needs all combined to form a unique set of circumstances for one Colorado developer to overcome.

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Advocates challenge Florida utilities’ gas-heavy 10-year plans

“Considering how off-track current plans are from where the science tells us we need to be to address the climate crisis, these plans are not in the best interest of Floridians,” says the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. Stranded gas assets could raise customer bills, the group notes.

SolarEdge stock jumps on Q2 revenue beat and solid earnings — despite Covid-19

SolarEdge was able to keep its streak of profitable quarters going — in what was expected to be a hard-hit quarter for solar. The company sees “signs of recovery in the U.S.”

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Post bankruptcy, Crescent Dunes CSP plant owner wants project back online by year’s end

This bankruptcy comes with a political edge — because the startup received $737 million in a U.S. federal loan guarantee as part of the 2009 stimulus package — during the Obama administration.

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Morning Brief: Israel has released a plan to spend $23 billion on solar by 2030, one of the largest battery projects in the world gets approval

Also in the brief: As much as $600 billion could be invested in new solar generation between 2021 and 2025 worldwide, Duke Energy is set to construct the company’s first-ever solar facility on a retired landfill site and more.

Electric co-ops lead growing wave of early coal plant retirements with ‘solar-for-coal swaps’

A new white paper from Energy Innovation found that 179 GW of U.S. coal plants were more expensive to run than solar, but only 10 GW per year were being retired. Swaps could accelerate the process.

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Energy Jobs: Trump nominates Dems to FERC, Dominion CEO is out, plus SunPower, Engie, Invenergy, SMA, Generate

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

EDF, NV Energy sign power contract for one of the world’s largest solar-plus-storage projects

The two firms have a 22-year power purchase agreement for the electricity generated by the upcoming Chuckwalla solar farm, which will have a rated capacity of 200 MW solar and 180 MW/720 MWh storage.

AES invests $8.6 million in startup to develop pre-fab solar arrays

AES, one of the world’s largest power companies, has made a strategic investment in Sydney-based pre-fabricated solar array manufacturer 5B to meet the growing needs of its customers for solar.

Morning Brief: Duke alleged to violate state law by building gas capacity without approval

Also in the brief: General Electric is selling its investment in 11 of its startups to 40 North Ventures, power lines are key to New Mexico becoming a renewable leader.

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