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Connecticut Green Bank closes on 200th C-PACE project

The program has now financed nearly 25 MW of solar in the state.

Trump Administration to open up public lands to… solar and wind?

In an unexpected move, the Bureau of Land Management will review the Obama-era Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan and potentially open up more land to wind and solar development.


Tesla is back to selling solar at Home Depot

Elon Musk’s transportation and energy company has returned to the big box superstore with PV systems and its Powerwall batteries, but no Solar Roofs

Report: Venture capitalists fall in love with battery storage

According to a report released by Mercom Capital, venture capital firms showered battery storage companies with money to the tune of $714 million last year.

S&C Electric switches gears in the energy storage, microgrid space

The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.

Trump proposes 72% cut to DOE’s clean energy research

President Donald J. Trump has asked Congress to take a machete to the Department of Energy’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs to even lower levels than he proposed last year – cuts likely avoided because of Congressional incompetence.

Department of Energy helps Florida reduce solar soft costs

As residential PV installed costs remain high and import tariffs loom, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program is helping a county and localities in Florida reduce permit costs and cut red tape in the installation process.


From the editor: Trump, fantasy and energy

The 45th President of the United States has been spectacularly unsuccessful in energy policy that intersects with renewables. And that is good for all of us.

Power, to the people

Puerto Rico: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico was vast and indiscriminate. Reporter Daniella Cheslow visited some of the areas most badly affected and found a shredded grid, a rising demand for energy independence, solar and storage, and a heartening reminder of humankind’s capacity for kindness, endurance and determination.


2018 outlook: Resilient investors cautiously optimistic for new year

In this analysis, Jason Steinberg of CohnReznick Capital looks at the expected impacts of both the Section 201 tariffs and tax reform – including the BEAT provision – on renewable energy investment.

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