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No-credit solar lease improves reach to underserved communities

The program provides solar leases with no upfront cost and no credit score requirement. Lawrence Berkeley National Labs studied its performance.

Sunrise brief: NextEra will build solar + storage project with Salt River Project as offtaker

Also on the rise: Madison Energy commits funds for C&I solar in Connecticut, highlights of solar in the Senate budget proposal, and who is working against distributed solar in the Midwest and West.

Madison Energy commits $50 million for C&I solar in Connecticut

The offering follows a decision by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish a new solar energy incentive program.

Reviewing energy storage targets as Maine becomes the ninth state to participate

‘LD 528: An act to advance energy storage in Maine’ was signed by Governor Janet Mills, with The Pine Tree State joining several others in the trend of embracing energy storage goals. How does it compare to the other eight state targets?

Greenskies helps Connecticut colleges go solar, but further capacity may be in jeopardy

The first of nine projects that Greenskies plans to develop is in service, but the state’s virtual net metering cap may slow additional capacity from being built.

10 energy bills to watch in the 2021 state legislative session

From Hawaii banning fossil fuels to Kentucky outlawing floating solar PV, these 10 energy bills are worth watching in 2021


Solar MAP guides Connecticut munis through project development process

The state’s Green Bank program is helping four local governments install solar at more than a dozen public buildings.

Finance platform targets underserved small-scale solar projects

A spin-off of the Connecticut Green Bank, IPC is a not-for-profit investment fund that scales clean energy financing and channels investment capital to communities that need it most.

Morning Brief: SolAmerica and Safari Energy commission 43 MW of solar in Georgia, HVDC solicitation

Also in the brief: Connecticut’s cautious and failed first step on shared solar, and which states are making the most progress on emissions? Not the ones you think.

New retail climate bonds category, patterned after WW2 bonds and designed to aid rooftop solar uptake, to debut

All of the proceeds from the $16.1 million issuance will support rooftop solar deployment in Connecticut.