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New Mexico bill would set up a statewide community solar program

SB 84 would establish a 100 MW community solar program and also include a 30% annual capacity carve-out for low-income customers and related service organizations.

New York State adopts rules to streamline large renewable energy project reviews

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “cutting red tape” will help the state meets its sustainability goals and recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Xcel backs $1.7b transmission plan to deliver solar and wind

The proposed 345 kv transmission lines would ring eastern Colorado, covering more than a dozen rural counties, bringing solar and wind energy to the state’s big load centers.

Sunrise brief: These 3 states have the most small-scale solar PV

Also on the rise: $150m construction revolver for DSD, Sunlight Financial offers Spanish language products, and what’s up with wind?

CLEAN Future Act would slash emissions, create national energy standard

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce introduced the far-reaching climate bill that includes sector-specific and countrywide goals aimed at reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Sunrise brief: Senate bill eyes $8bn in tax credits to boost clean energy jobs

Also on the rise: EDF Renewables signs a PPA for its Space City Solar project in Texas, Nextracker wins a supply order for a big South American project, and a polysilicon producer signs a three-year deal for 41,000 MT.

Renewables group sues Wisconsin regulators over third-party solar financing

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association alleges that uncertainty about leases and power purchase agreements hurts the state’s solar industry.

Report assesses the status of RPS goals and prices

The Berkeley Lab report describes recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.

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Washington State awards low-income solar project grants

Nine projects received grants from the Low-Income Solar Deployment Program, part of the state’s Clean Energy Fund.

A ‘big win’ for solar: Kansas regulators reject utility’s proposed fees

Clean energy advocates praised the utility commission’s ruling as a major victory. Some regulators, however, suggested they may be open to similar fees in the future.

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