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NREL looks at barriers to lithium-ion battery recycling and sees opportunities

The analysts assessed the current state of reuse and recycling of large-format lithium-ion batteries used in EVs and battery energy storage and found there is plenty of room for improvement.

Floating PV comes to Universal Orlando Resort

Installed by D3 Energy, the 250 kW system is one of only a few floating PV systems in the country.

Gulf Power breaks ground on two large solar projects and one massive battery system

As the FPL subsidiary continues its parent’s solar push, 150 MW of solar and 409 MW of storage are set to come to the Sunshine State.

Vermont utility building microgrid to provide backup power for town

GMP said Panton is the perfect place for this project because it leverages the utility’s existing 4.9 MW solar facility with utility-scale batteries already up and running in the town.

Jennifer Granholm confirmed as Energy Secretary

The solar industry has already begun to celebrate the confirmation of a secretary self-proclaimed to be obsessed with creating good-paying clean energy jobs.

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Sunrise brief: Xcel Colorado aims to add 5.6 GW of renewables and storage capacity

Also on the rise: Altus Power plans more community solar on O’ahu, Wells Fargo passes $10 billion in tax equity investment for renewables, and Enphase Energy plans to issue $1 billion in senior notes.

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Energy Transition Jobs: PG&E, Nexus Power Group, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

California’s rate inequality is likely to worsen as energy transition advances

A new report says that the state’s investor-owned utilities charge residential electricity customers much higher prices than are paid in most of the country, impacting low- and moderate-income people the most.

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Dominion plans to ditch all South Carolina coal by 2030

After having its initially proposed integrated resource plan shot down by regulators, the utility has done a heel-turn and plans to replace the coal with 2 GW of solar, up to 900 MW of battery storage, and 1 GW of natural gas by 2048.

Two ways to improve low-income community solar programs

Vote Solar’s Access & Equity Advisory Committee has released a policy brief outlining key initiatives for more successful solar expansion programs.

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