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SolSmart technical assistance program targets 1,000 leading solar communities by 2027

DOE SolSmart local government program adds new platinum-level designation, establishes new priorities around support for disadvantaged communities, extends its designation criteria, and more.

Argonne and Stellantis launch EV workforce training program and competition

The Department of Energy has set a bold target to address climate change and put the U.S. on a path to achieve net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by 2050. Key to this goal are the design and development of advanced batteries to electrify the transportation and energy sectors and a skilled workforce for positions within the electric vehicle production, EV charging and battery markets.

Four legislative actions for an equitable energy transition

Senator Ed Markey shares his vision of permit and interconnection reform, community engagement, and environmental justice.

Aurora Solar study spots trends, myths and challenges in residential solar

The study surveyed homeowners as well as solar professionals to learn what incentivized homeowners to go solar, their interest in energy storage, challenges faced by solar professionals and the myths that still hang over the solar industry.

Sunrise brief: Residential solar quotes average $2.85 per watt

Also on the rise: Fast EV charging market to grow sixtyfold by 2050. How installers can communicate the benefits of ESS to customers. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: Nebraska

Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, ranks 13th on the sun index, but is nearly last in the country for solar installations.

Transferability, or selling tax credits, top of mind at SEIA Finance

One provision awaiting clarity to proceed is transferability, or the sale of tax credits. This week at the SEIA Finance, Tax and Buyers Seminar, guidance surrounding transferability was the most anticipated topic of discussion for the near-capacity conference audience.

U.S. on track to make it only halfway towards 2030 Paris Agreement targets

The U.S. may only reach 25% to 38% of carbon emissions reductions below 2005 by 2030, falling well short of the 50% to 52% required by the agreement, said the Energy Information Administration.


Sunrise brief: Four bottlenecks of developing small-scale utility solar in California

Also on the rise: Organizations show support for California solar carport and highway incentives. Hounen to build 1 GW solar module factory in U.S. And more.


New Mexico introduces low-income solar act

SB 432 would require equitable distribution of benefits of on-site solar, limiting utility fees on low-income housing solar installations, and more.

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