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New York Senate passes Build Public Renewables Act

The bill would authorize the New York Power Authority to build, own, and operate renewable energy projects to provide renewable energy to all state-owned properties by 2030 and municipal-owned properties by 2035, while also calling on the authority to phase out its fossil fuel power plants by 2030 and provide and deliver only renewable energy to customers.

Solarcycle raises $6.6 million in funding to take solar recycling to the next level

Renewable energy and circular economy investors include SolarCity founders, the former CEO/CTO of Sunpower, the Urban Innovation Fund, and Closed Loop Partners.

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US Navy aims for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030

“Climate change is one of the most destabilizing forces of our time, exacerbating other national security concerns and posing serious readiness challenges,” said Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, in announcing the target.

US Solar Decathlon expands to workforce development and mentoring high school students

Solar Decathlon Professionals and Solar Decathlon Pathways are two new programs recently announced by US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm.

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.

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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.

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