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Sunrise brief: Debt ceiling bill is a mixed bag for clean energy and the environment

Also on the rise: Maxeon claims 24.7% efficiency for IBC solar module. 50 states of solar incentives–Washington. And more.

Lightsource bp raises financing for 368 MW pollinator and bird-friendly projects

Investment brings economic growth and environmental benefits to Indiana and Louisiana communities, leverages Inflation Reduction Act’s advantages for made-in-America products 

Solar Decathlon winners announced

Ball State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and The Cooper Union named 2023 Build and Design Challenge winners of this annual Department of Energy collegiate competition.

Sunrise brief: Invoke eminent domain, Marshall Plan for renewable energy, said JP Morgan CEO

Also on the rise: Global consensus shows solar must grow over 7,000% by 2050 to decarbonize. Transforming the grid with electric vehicles. And more.

Indiana utility to add 425 MW of utility solar projects

AEP’s Indiana Michigan Power will purchase power output from Sculpin Solar (180 MWac) in DeKalb County, Ind., under a 30-year PPA. The utility will also acquire 100% of the equity in Lake Trout Solar (245 MWac) in Blackford County, Ind.

Renewable energy deployment down 16% in 2022

Falling well short of expectations, renewable energy deployment slowed 16% year-over-year, according to an American Clean Power report.

Duke Energy reports Q4 loss, pending job cuts

Duke’s five-year capital plan of $65 billion is focused on energy transition investments, which it says is a considerable increase over previous budgets, while its current budget removes almost $3 billion of capital it would have invested into the utility solar and distributed generation business.

Sunrise brief: Five community solar projects coming to disadvantaged communities in California

Also on the rise: 50 states of solar incentives–Indiana. Solar may cover the world’s electricity demand with 0.3% of its land area. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: Indiana

The Hoosier State has a prohibitive residential PV market with net metering recently phased out, while its utility market enjoys 878.8 MW of new projects.

Upswing in PJM interconnection costs amid energy transition, report says

Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.

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