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25% tariffs on Chinese inverters to start on January 1

The final order from the U.S. Trade Representative includes an interim tariff rate of 10% set to start on September 24.

Devil in the details of Rhode Island’s 400 MW renewable energy RFP

The request for proposals issued last week by National Grid includes contract terms that are anything but favorable to renewable energy developers, and seeks projects so large that they will be difficult to site.

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Arizona utility pushes smarter energy use to maximize daytime solar power

Arizona Public Service has announced three new residential energy programs hoping to financially motivate customers to use cheaper daytime electricity via HVAC, energy storage and hot water heaters.

Lyft goes carbon-neutral and 100% renewable

The company has committed to buying carbon offsets and RECs to create an entirely carbon-neutral rideshare service.

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$170 million of solar power coming to East Texas

Australian real estate developer Lendlease is pushing forward on a 200 MW solar power project. No electricity off taker has been noted, but the project has secured town approval and a tax abatement.

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World’s largest rooftop solar system – first image from Tesla

Tesla has released an image of its solar powered rooftop, which is currently under construction. It is now clear that the system will be the world’s largest at 70 MW.

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Sol Systems put a ring on it

A joint venture of Sol Systems and Nationwide Insurance has purchased 135 MW-DC of solar projects from Cypress Creek Renewables in North Carolina.

Sungrow supplies inverters for Wyoming’s first large solar plant

The Chinese inverter maker says its products can handle the extreme temperature fluctuations at the site in the Southwestern Wyoming.

125 MW solar project proposed in Virginia

Community Energy will add fuel to the fire in a state that has a number of large-scale projects underway.

Clean energy versus gas

Solar and energy storage, either on their own or as part of clean energy portfolios, are showing that they can compete with natural gas in the United States. But will regulators wake up to this reality before half a trillion dollars worth of future stranded assets are built?

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