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Maine residents vote on fate of two utilities

The ballot question failed to pass, with voters skeptical that a new power company governed by an elected board would be an improvement over existing for-profit utilities.

Form Energy’s solution for a fossil-free New England: $100 billion in savings

Form Energy’s modeling tools suggest that adding 23.4 GW of their long-duration energy strorage would drastically enhance the efficiency of wind and solar, lowering the curtailment of renewables by up to 83%, and reducing the region’s capacity of needed solar power by over 100 GW.

Sunrise brief: How California employers can reimburse EV drivers for charging at home

Also on the rise: A new public utility for Maine would speed clean energy, say advocates. Utility ordered to repay customers for illegal community solar metering. And more.

A new public utility for Maine would speed clean energy, say advocates

A Maine referendum would create a new publicly owned utility that could purchase and operate the assets of the state’s two investor-owned utilities. Advocates say that would speed Maine’s path to 80% renewables by 2030.

Sunrise brief: Top five battery energy storage system design essentials 

Also on the rise: Weekly Solar Earnings Recap–Array, Pineapple Energy and SMA Solar. Solar-plus-storage system begins operation at Camp Lejeune. And more.

Maine community solar project subscriptions to be managed by Energywell

The Bangor, Maine 2.8 MW project is UGE’s largest community solar project to date and will be built on a vacant field on the outskirts of Bangor, owned by Grant Realty.


Sunrise brief: Tracking clean energy initiatives under the Inflation Reduction Act 

Also on the rise: Drone designed for visual and thermal inspection of utility-scale solar. EnerVenue announces non-lithium battery gigafactory in Kentucky. And more.

Summit Ridge raises tax equity for 50 MW Maine and Illinois solar portfolio

The $67 million investment utilizes the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Qualified Advanced Energy Project Credit program. Once guidance for low- and moderate-income community incentives and domestic content requirements program is finalized, the developer expects to expand its partnership with the tax investor to fund additional projects in underserved and traditional energy communities.  


Best practices in state’s energy storage policies

A recent report from the Clean Energy States Alliance highlights best practices, identifies barriers, and underscores the need to expand state energy storage policymaking to support decarbonization in the United States.

Luminia closes out 2022 with $2.5 billion in solar financing requests

With a 600 MW+ project pipeline, active development includes community solar and other projects primarily across the Northeast.

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