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SunVest New Energy awarded 38 MW of community solar in Illinois

The capacity was awarded under the Illinois Adjustable Block Program, which was approved in September, after months of industry stagnation.

Build Back Better Act is in urgent need of a new sales pitch

Clean energy infrastructure is the answer: The time is now for the administration to pivot on messaging and to clearly define parts of the BBBA as clean energy infrastructure legislation.

Sunrise brief: Massachusetts regulators double solar program target from 1600 to 3200 MW

Also on the rise: Tennessee Valley Authority tries to block solar co-op in its territory. Advice for contractors on how to keep a long-term perspective in these uncertain times. New investor for one of largest solar projects in Indiana. CSP provider Heliogen debuts on the NYSE. Enphase acquisition of ClipperCreek launches company into fast-growing market for EV chargers. And more…

Negotiating solar contracts in uncertain times

Developers and contractors who have a long-term perspective and make calculated decisions about today’s multifaceted risks – from tariff uncertainty to COVID to supply chain issues to component compatibility – will ultimately be best positioned to succeed.

Massachusetts regulators double SMART program capacity

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order expanding the SMART program from 1,600 to 3,200 MW of solar capacity, allowing 175 MW of stagnant solar to move ahead.

Sunrise brief: Mitigating environmental damage risks to solar panels in winter

Also on the rise: China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress. Source Power Company selected by NJR Clean Energy Ventures to provide customer acquisition and management services to New York community solar project. Scout Clean Energy acquires another midwest solar project. A look at the role solar and energy storage can play in greening the world’s urban spaces.

CPIA pushes back against U.S. ban on solar imports from Xinjiang

The China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) has criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress, which bars all imports from China’s Xinjiang region, and urged the country to stop spreading harmful rumors.

Stepping UP in 2021: #4 Urban solar

Buildings are key to our daily lives and significantly impact our health and wellbeing. The majority also have substantial carbon footprints, employing heavy use of fossil fuels across their lifetimes, from their construction, use, and demolition phases. Thus, in Q4 2021, pv magazine’s UP Initiative focused on the role solar and energy storage can play in greening the world’s urban spaces.

DOE establishes Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

The DOE-run program, part of a $20 billion fund, was established to promote clean energy through demonstration projects across the U.S.

Stepping UP in 2021: #2 Solar workers’ rights and leading by positive example

There is increasing pressure, globally, for companies to be held more accountable, particularly when it comes to sustainability and just working conditions, and this topic is only growing in importance. With this in mind, pv magazine’s UP Initiative spent Q2 2021 looking at what solar and energy storage companies could do to lead by positive example when it comes to the workers, often far removed, involved in the production of their products and services.

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