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How much of Tesla’s Solar Gigafactory did California just vote to buy?

The California Energy Commission unanimously approved a requirement for solar pv on all new homes – either in the house or in community solar.

Connecticut dismantles net metering

Legislation to destroy the economics of distributed solar has passed the House 100-45, and will now go the governor – who introduced the bill.


Virginia regulators reject Dominion’s 100% renewable energy option

The state’s Corporation Commission has argued that the program as designed would give Dominion “extraordinary discretion” in setting rates.

Onyx Renewables gets funding for 80 MW of C&I + small utility solar power

CIT Group and RBC Capital worked together to fund the portfolio of projects spread across six states, with half the capacity in California and Arizona and the other half in the northeast.

Denton, Texas approves 100 MW solar power contract

NextEra will build a 100 MW solar plant in West Texas to meet demand in the city, which has pledged to go 100% renewable by 2020.

Vivint Solar grows revenue on lower volume

The residential solar power company continues its focus on higher profits, hinting at strong growth potential in coming quarters as sales teams settle into their new pipelines.

SunPower to exit utility-scale solar development

The company is pivoting to DG solar and expanding its manufacturing as it continues to struggle with profitability.

Salt River Project customers soaking up new energy storage incentive

The $150/kWh-DC rebate launched with 4,500 spaces on May 1, and is down to 3,400 reservations only a week later.


Connecticut Senate votes to gut net metering, extend renewable energy mandate

Over the protests of the state’s solar industry, Senate Bill 9 has advanced with an overwhelming majority of support in a senate vote.


DTE Electric prices $525 million in green bonds

The Michigan power company is planning to float 30 year bonds to cover renewable energy and energy efficiency investments, while taking other steps to favor continued reliance on fossil fuels over renewable energy.

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