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DOE announces $26 million to support eight solar, wind and storage demonstration projects

Selected projects in thirteen states and Puerto Rico will be funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and support a resilient grid that automatically adjusts to changing demands.

Sunrise brief: Volatile electricity markets should give solar financial modelers pause

Also on the rise: Silfab Solar raises $125 million for U.S. cell and module manufacturing. Tariff investigation, equipment detainments lead to 16% drop in new solar capacity in 2022. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: Iowa

Iowa has made headway in its adoption of solar since 2020 when its utility-scale market took off. Wind energy continues to dominate the generation mix in the state.


Sunrise brief: EnergySage solar market report finds that as prices rise, customer choice expands

Also on the rise: Law moving forward in Iowa that would ban solar on any land in state measured at minimal “corn suitability rating.” Target launches first net-zero store.Goldman Sachs activates 390MW solar, 561MWh storage in California. Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance. SEPA offers actions and strategies for utilities and other organizations to meet carbon reduction goals.

Iowa politician attacks landowner freedoms

Law moving forward in Iowa that would ban solar on any land in state measured at minimal “corn suitability rating.”


As many as 3,000 Iowa solar customers are on a tax credit waitlist

A new bill in Iowa seeks to credit these waitlisted customers, but does not extend the tax credit that has spurred $5 million a year in private investment in the state.


Alliant Energy outlines plans for solar expansion in Iowa

The project will be developed by units of NextEra Energy Resources near Cedar Rapids and could enter service in late 2024.

Startup Saturday: Greening the freight shipping chain for solar

Also starting up: Aussie startup claims a 25.54% silicon cell efficiency record, and Energy Vault exits startup status with a $1 billion offer.

Iowa project goes online, boosting state’s solar market

The 127.5 MW Wapello Solar project almost doubles the state’s previously recorded installed solar capacity.


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.

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