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Sunrise brief: Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years 

Also on the rise: Four steps to creating a sustainable distributed generation strategy. Chicago commits to 100% renewable energy by 2025. And more.

Chicago commits to 100% renewable energy by 2025

Mayor Lightfoot made a commitment to purchase renewable energy for all city facilities and operations by 2025.

Sunrise brief: Renewables may replace hydro dams to restore endangered salmon

Also on the rise: Construction complete on largest solar farm in Nebraska. Renewable Energy Test Center releases 2022 Module Index Report. Job moves. And more.

Sunrise brief: Democrats optimistic Manchin will cooperate on climate bill

Also on the rise: US government drops land lease rates for renewables by as much as 50%. Three in one: wind, solar, and storage facility completed in Oregon. And more.

Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition

Let’s ensure that low-income and environmental justice communities are first in line to benefit from clean energy technologies that reduce their household energy burden and safeguard against the impacts of climate change.

Pivot Energy closes financing on 90MW solar portfolio

Pivot will build, own, and operate the 40 distributed generation solar plants in six different states.

To speed interconnection, consider public control of grid operators, says law professor

To speed interconnection of utility-scale solar and storage, “maybe we want somebody running the show that has more of an interest in getting all these resources in the grid,” said law professor Shelley Welton in a webinar for “100% clean energy states.”

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Sunrise brief: Borrego may bring floating solar along with distributed generation and storage to hydropower facilities in New England

Also on the rise: Lots of optimism about Build Back Better, ITC more at SEIA finance seminar. A pilot managed by Enel X will supply the Ontario grid with demand response loads from 14 sites. New solar trailer bus tags along in Munich. Solar Landscape completes final project under New Jersey’s community solar pilot program. Evolving requirements in the solar + storage industry–the first in a series. Comcast signs up for 250MW of Illinois solar.

Discovery of “structural earthquake” in cathode formation may improve sodium-ion batteries 20-40%

Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory discovered a degenerative effect in the creation of cathode materials for sodium-ion batteries that may have significant impacts on the performance of sodium-ion batteries.

Soltage invests in 31MW community solar portfolio

The investment is the company’s third as a part of its Iris capital vehicle, created in partnership with Harrison Street to fund and depl0y 450MW of new distributed solar and storage projects across the United States.