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Calculating potential impact of EPA’s $7 billion Solar for All program

Solar for All can jumpstart the solar market and expand the benefits of solar far beyond the initial five years of the program. Clean Energy States Alliance notes that after the award decisions are announced, additional states will be evaluating strategies and more households will benefit from this funding over time.

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NREL finds 100% renewable scenario improves LA air quality and health

NREL modeled that LA and surround counties could save over $4 billion from improved health outcomes. The most significant reductions in emissions resulted from electrification and infrastructural changes to the non-power sector, such as transportation and buildings.

All floating PV technologies at a glance

An international research team has produced a comprehensive overview of more than 300 works of published literature on floating PV, spanning 2013 to 2022. The scientists laid out the benefits and challenges of the technology and pointed to gaps that should be filled with future studies.

DOE announces $366 million for energy projects in rural and remote communities

The funding will support solar, energy storage and other clean energy deployment across 20 states and 30 tribal nations.

Sunrise brief: First Solar could have $5 billion impact on U.S. economy by 2026

Also on the rise: Arizona approves “discriminatory” charge on rooftop solar customers. California needs 10 GW of solar deployment in five years, 57.5 GW by 2045. And more.

Sunrise brief: California solar and storage project secures $1.1 billion

Also on the rise: Millions in government funding to advance batteries for planes, trains, and maritime transport. WeaveGrid, Toyota join forces to optimize EV grid charging in utility territories. And more.

Nova Scotia launches heat pump initiative

Partnering with Canada’s Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program will enable LMI households to receive funding to cover the full cost of switching to a heat pump.

Investment opportunities in Africa’s clean energy transition 

Leaders from over 15 African countries will meet with U.S. stakeholders to discuss how to ensure the continued, equitable growth of renewable energy projects in each country.

Rheem presents residential heat pump

The heat pump uses R-410a as a refrigerant and has a size ranging from 2 tons to 5 tons. It features a rated power of 7.0 kW to 17.6 kW and a cooling capacity spanning from 6.7 kW to 15.5 kW.

Sunrise brief: Debunking solar myths–solar is unreliable

Also on the rise: Rooftop solar has technical potential to meet 45% of U.S. electricity demand. Raising consumer confidence critical to energy transition. And more.

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