Policy

SunCast: Grid integration of high levels of renewable energy

In this special edition, SunCast host Nico Johnson talks with pv magazine Americas editor about grid integration of high levels of renewable energy, and what’s going on at SPI

Members of congress warn of REC Silicon plant closure

A group of senators and representatives from Washington and Montana led by the top democrat on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee are calling on President Trump to negotiate with China and save REC’s Moses Lake facility.

SPI 2018: Contradictions, disasters, resilience

This year’s opening session for largest gathering of solar professionals in the United States alluded to many of the themes that the solar industry is grappling with.

Local solar at the heart of Cleveland’s 100% renewable energy goal

The Midwestern city is looking to put community solar on vacant and contaminated land and making it easier for residents and business to go solar, as well as employing community choice aggregation.

SEIA seeks automated permitting and energy storage retrofits for business

SEIA is seeking to save $1 per watt on costs by automating the solar permit process, and also to unlock 30 GW of solar plant energy storage projects by confirming the 30% tax credit on commercial energy storage retrofits.

Permitting 2.0: A crucial step on the road to our clean energy future

In this op-ed Clean Coalition explains the need for a streamlined solar permitting process for commercial and industrial solar projects.

American-Made Challenge gets five generals

NREL has chosen five companies to help administer the America-Made Solar Prize, a program whose stated goal is to develop U.S.-based solar manufacturing. These five companies receive contracts of $100,000 each for their services.

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SunPower’s back-contact technology excluded from Section 201 tariffs

The role of SunPower’s planned purchase of SolarWorld Americas in getting a rare reprieve from the Trump Administration’s bellicose trade actions is unclear.

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25% tariffs on Chinese inverters to start on January 1

The final order from the U.S. Trade Representative includes an interim tariff rate of 10% set to start on September 24.

Lyft goes carbon-neutral and 100% renewable

The company has committed to buying carbon offsets and RECs to create an entirely carbon-neutral rideshare service.

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