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What are upfront and lifetime costs of heat pumps?

The “all electric” movement is shining new light on heat pumps. A recent survey looks at their costs in terms of replacements for heating and air conditioning systems.

National Grid, Convergent Energy + Power partner on solar and storage for no-wire resiliency

The 10 MW/40 MWh of energy storage paired with 15 MW of solar will provide electricity to customers connected to the Pine Grove substation in Cicero, NY during periods of peak demand, cutting down on National Grid’s reliance on gas-fired peaker plants.

Common Energy’s vision for the future of community solar

Following a $16.5 million investment, the company is looking to grow its team and product quickly, in what CEO and Founder, Richard Keiser, sees as an inevitably consolidating market.

Li-Cycle opens its third North American Spoke facility

The Gilbert, Arizona facility will be able to process up to 10,000 metric tons of manufacturing scrap and end-of-life batteries per year.

New Belgium brews beer with the help of the sun

The company’s third solar installation is the first on it’s Asheville, North Carolina brewery, and will offset roughly 11,100 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Sunrise brief: PV Reliability Scorecard results in record number of Top Performers in every test

Also on the rise: An American at Intersolar. Why a long-term maintenance plan is essential. Solar that works in the shade. Scout Clean Energy buys nearly 400 MW of First Solar modules. Pine Gate purchases 2.4 GWh of EnerVenue batteries. And more.

Fort Detrick adds energy storage to solar installation in support of Army’s resiliency goals

LS Energy Solutions contracted with Ameresco to supply the 6 MW/h energy storage system at the Army Garrison.

Sunrise brief: Climate, the Texas grid, and solar + batteries to the rescue

Also on the rise: DNV aims to achieve FPV-specific reference standards for floating solar PV. UGE develops community solar project on Maine landfill. DOE seeks input on $508 million long-duration energy storage initiative. BlueWave acquired by infrastructure investment firm, Axium. CommonBond banks on residential solar financing success.

Climate, the Texas grid, and solar + batteries to the rescue

Extreme weather, power outages, and centralized grid failures are increasingly becoming the norm. How will PV and battery energy storage mitigate and adapt to climate problems?

Sunrise brief: Oil pipeline giant’s 164 MW solar project is underway

Also on the rise: Georgia solar association calls for Georgia Power to add 4 GW of near-term solar. No end to solar supply/demand imbalance. The latest job moves at NYSERDA, PosiGen, Cypress Creek Renewables, and m. ore. UL releases modeling software for utility scale energy storage. Schneider Electric to acquire AutoGrid, developer of AI for distributed energy resources.

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