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U.S. community solar installations expected to more than double by 2028

The cumulative total of community solar installations is expected to reach 14 GW in the United States by 2028, according to a report by Wood Mackenzie.

Sunrise brief: California regulators approve $1.9 billion investment plan for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure

Also on the rise: On the floor at RE+ Northeast 2024. Utility-scale solar had a record year in 2023–set to double in 2024. And more.

Standard Solar acquires 84 MW community solar portfolio in Illinois

Construction of the 14 projects in the portfolio is expected to begin this year.

Summit Ridge plans 26 community solar installations in Illinois

Each of the installations within the 82 MW portfolio will average 3MW and most will include pollinator habitat.

Seven community solar projects to deliver bill savings to low-income residents

Walmart, U.S Bancorp Impact Finance and Reactivate closed a tax equity transaction on the portfolio of solar projects in New York and Illinois.

Sunrise brief: California to grant $52 million for vehicle-to-grid home energy stations

Also on the rise: EcoFlow battery generator can back up a house for up to a month. Nautilus invests in community solar in the Midwest. And more.

Yaskawa Solectria Solar introduces 175 kW to 250 kW utility-scale string inverters

The U.S.-made inverters are optimized for First Solar modules qualify for the domestic content bonus tax credit, said the company.

199,000 job-years await PJM approval of 167 GW of solar, storage and wind

Trade group ACORE recommended long-distance, high-voltage transmission within the PJM grid region along with other, faster measures to help the grid operator approve 167 GW of pending solar, storage and wind projects.

Sunrise brief: 50 states solar incentives–California

Also on the rise: Canadian Solar announces 5 GW Texas module factory. $7 billion in EPA grants to advance low-income residential and community solar. And more.

Chicago solar workforce training program honors graduates

Reactivate’s inaugural cohort was trained in solar installation and design based on the criteria of NABCEP PV Associate certification.

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