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Sunrise brief: Senate votes to advance a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Also on the rise: New Jersey regulators vote to offer new net metering incentives, Mechatron Solar receives a patent for a gearless dual-axis tracker, and GEBs may save gobs of money for building owners and power providers.

Senate votes to move forward on $1 trillion infrastructure bill

If enacted, the measure would be the largest infusion of federal money into the public works system in more than a decade.

New Jersey regulators adopt new net metering incentives

The Successor Solar Incentive Program emerged from a mandate to replace the state’s existing solar program with incentives that encourage solar development while minimizing ratepayer cost.

Tax credit would target emerging tech in solar, storage, and hydrogen

The bill would offer both a PTC and an ITC and won the support of the Environmental Defense Fund and the American Petroleum Institute.

Two Midwest states look to expand community solar presence

Michigan and Wisconsin have both introduced community solar legislation, banking on the success that neighboring Minnesota has had with community installations.

FPL’s ‘community solar’ program reaches its subscription limit

A year after its launch, the residential portion of SolarTogether joins commercial, industrial, and government portions in being fully subscribed, with the waiting list also at 100% capacity.

UK government launches competition to spur long-duration energy storage innovation

New tech which can store power for longer than four hours can secure funds toward demonstrator project costs.

Will renewables be able to meet Biden’s clean energy goals?

Data suggest that renewable penetration might reach only one-half of U.S. electricity supply by 2030, but the goal of 80% by 2030 remains possible.

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American Clean Power Association merges with the US Energy Storage Association

The deal marks American Clean Power Association’s second major merger since founding in early 2021, and will bring in close relationships with more than 200 companies across all aspects of energy storage.

Sunrise brief: Making the case for installing solar on 30 million homes

Also on the rise: A solar-friendly infrastructure bill is facing early tests in Congress, the NAACP develops solar power principles to address inequity, and more energy storage enters service in California.

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