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Solar jobs: 80,000 trained in the last three decades, over the next three years… double that

Elizabeth Sanderson, executive director of Solar Energy International, joined pv magazine to discuss solar job training, the ongoing Commerce investigation, and the growth of the industry.

Sunrise brief: Members of House of Representatives join growing opposition to solar anti-circumvention investigation

Also on the rise: Electrify America EV charging network now 100% powered by renewable energy. Trina launches grid-scale storage solution. Energy sector should be better prepared for cyber attacks. Common Energy’s invests $16.5 million on vision for the future of community solar. And more.

House of Representatives joins growing opposition to solar anti-circumvention investigation

A group of 85 Representatives signed a letter expressing “grave concern” about the devastating economic and environmental impacts of the investigation.

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Energy sector should be better prepared for cyber attacks, said DNV

A report released by DNV finds that operational technologies are not as robust in defending cyber attacks as they should be.

Legal petition calls for an FTC investigation into electric utility abuses

Denying customers access to renewable energy, bribery, and fake dark-money campaigns are just a few of the purported abuses that more than 230 groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate.

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Sunrise brief: California solar policy misaligned with clean air board’s rooftop priority

Also on the rise: 1 TW of solar annually by 2030. Piloting solar for low- and moderate-income customers. Energy storage adds resiliency to Army garisson. 30 patents for lithium-ion battery alternatives. And more.

California solar policy misaligned with clean air board’s rooftop priority

The California Air Resources Board identified rooftop solar as a key to California’s carbon neutrality, but proposed legislation slashes rooftop solar value in the state.

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Fort Detrick adds energy storage to solar installation in support of Army’s resiliency goals

LS Energy Solutions contracted with Ameresco to supply the 6 MW/h energy storage system at the Army Garrison.

Sunrise brief: Climate, the Texas grid, and solar + batteries to the rescue

Also on the rise: DNV aims to achieve FPV-specific reference standards for floating solar PV. UGE develops community solar project on Maine landfill. DOE seeks input on $508 million long-duration energy storage initiative. BlueWave acquired by infrastructure investment firm, Axium. CommonBond banks on residential solar financing success.

DOE seeks input on $508 million long-duration energy storage initiative

The Long Duration Energy Storage for Everyone, Everywhere Initiative, created by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will advance energy storage systems toward widespread commercial deployment by lowering the costs and increasing the duration of energy storage resources.

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