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$40 million for 40 projects as DOE steps up push to decarbonize

The Energy Department announced nearly $40 million in funding for projects aimed at increasing the lifespan, reliability, and industrial use of solar.

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Targeted marketing, more supportive policies could boost low-income solar adoption

A new study finds that solar installers submit fewer quotes to low-income households, creating a supply-side barrier to solar adoption.

A shift in focus is coming for a DOE loan program

The proposed fy 2022 budget begins a process of ensuring that federal funding no longer directly subsidizes fossil fuels.

Sunrise brief: Koch JV expands its move into battery energy storage

Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.

Solar group names its members to Commerce, asks for public confidentiality

In a filing with the Department of Commerce, the group argued again that identifying its members publicly could expose them to retribution from Beijing.

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Spotlight on the Southeast: Equity drives a clean energy future

Leaders from across the solar industry came together at Solar & Energy Storage Southeast 2021 in Atlanta to discuss efforts to diversify the workforce and break down traditional barriers.

SEIA launches diversity certification program

The program is intended to help companies analyze their DEIJ practices and offers training and support for a more diverse and equitable work environment.

Controversial renewable bill passes North Carolina Legislature

The bill’s long-term commitments reduced oversight for Duke Energy outweigh the renewable capacity increases and coal retirements it promises, according to those against it.

DOE wants to power 5 million homes with community solar by 2025

the goal represents a 700% increase in installed community solar capacity and comes with the tandem goal of creating $1 billion in energy bill savings.

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Scaling up distributed solar and storage could save ratepayers $109b by 2030

A report found that the U.S. must deploy a minimum of 103 GW of distributed solar and 137 GW of distributed energy storage by 2030 to achieve climate and equity goals at the lowest cost.

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