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Tax equity stress isn’t going away, yet renewable projects still need investment

Renewable project finance has to become more dynamic and greater risks will have to be taken in order to meet clean economy mandates, a panel of experts said during an ACORE event.

ACORE insight: The federal agenda for energy and climate

As part of ACORE’s Finance Forums, experts on federal energy policy outlined what policies are needed to help drive the Biden Administration’s clean energy and climate change policies.

How utilities can catch up to a digitized, decarbonized future

The utility industry is unprepared for the clean energy and technology future that it will soon be facing. EY has surveyed 159 power and utilities executives to identify and tackle what they see as their biggest challenges.

Madison G&E brings 20 MW of solar to Wisconsin, joins bid to own state’s largest project

The 20 MW O’Brien Solar Fields are helping local governments and businesses meet their renewable energy goals, as MGE turns its focus towards a proposed 300 MW solar project with a 165 MW battery.

New Jersey solar-ready warehouse bill heads to Gov. Murphy’s desk

A3352 would require any warehouse over 10,000 square feet and constructed on or after July 1, 2022 to include a building design that’s optimized for solar installations.

Genius award for a student-designed portable solar carport

Dubbed Gismo Power, the appliance is entirely mobile, can be grid-connected, and may be folded for storage.

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Venn diagramming, responsible procurement and customer requirements: Nextracker’s take as the higher calling

Solar supply chain transparency and sustainability has achieved table stakes status. How and where products are manufactured and by whom has hit our 24/7 news cycle. pv magazine’s UP Initiative partner, U.S. PV tracker manufacturer Nextracker Inc. is actively seeking to address the issue of responsible procurement and workers’ rights. As its director of sustainability points out, these matters come up more frequently in customer meetings which is a positive indication of the importance of sustainability on the agenda.

Solar and wind delivered more energy generation than ever before in March

The two resources accounted for 16.8% of total U.S. energy generation in March, up 34.3% over March 2020.

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Standard Solar bring solar canopies to 21 Southern California schools

The installations are expected to reduce the CO2 equivalent of roughly six million pounds of coal burned in their first year, and provide urban heat reduction benefits.

Wisconsin regulators approve solar project despite local land use concerns

The 150 MW Onion River solar project was approved for construction, despite opposition from members of the community over the potential loss of crop land near Green Bay.

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