Congress overrules Trump, increasing efficiency and renewables budget

In the budget passed by the House and Senate to keep the government funded through September, funding for ARPA-E and the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office both increased by around 15%.

Tariffs, and rumors of tariffs

The second day of the Solar Finance and Investment conference has been overshadowed by the threat of new tariffs by the Trump Administration.

EIA looks at why solar cost estimates vary

Three separate organizations under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of Energy track various aspects of utility scale solar power plant’s costs, and are producing very different numbers.


The U.S. solar power market, moving past Section 201

The Solar Power Finance and Investment conference provided a view into how the U.S. solar industry is adapting to the Section 201 tariffs, and what the road ahead looks like.

No deal: US rejects EU’s WTO request for softer tariffs on solar

Joint communication between the European Union and the U.S. reveals that Washington has not agreed with suggestions from Brussels that EU solar imports were not causing any serious injury and thus should be subjected to a less penalizing tariff.

Massachusetts calls for ‘Clean Peak Standard’ to green dirtiest, most expensive power

The State specified that retail electricity suppliers must provide customers with clean electricity during defined ‘clean peak periods’, at less than $0.005/kWh averaged across annual usage.

Arizona’s Salt River Project election being powered by solar challengers

Salt River Project’s upcoming election includes five solar power advocates. With 14 members, two of which are pro-solar, tipping points are within reach.


FERC ruling could undermine state renewable energy mandates

Energy Innovation and NRDC both argue that the recent FERC ruling on New England ISO’s plans to reform capacity markets could undermine state policies on renewable energy.

Renewable energy bills fail in Maryland House committee

Two renewable energy bills that would have increased the state’s RPS to either 50% by 2030 or 100% by 2035 have been voted down in a committee.

JinkoSolar reveals details of Jacksonville factory in filing

The plant will make modules based on 158.75 mm square P-type mono PERC cells, and JinkoSolar plans to begin operation in October.

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