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BlueWave secures $91 million in financing for five agrivoltaics projects in Massachusetts

The projects, which are scheduled to come online in 2023, will be part of the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.

Equity-centered regulation is vital to a clean energy future for all 

True energy equity requires that everyone have the opportunity, knowledge, and access to participate fully in the regulatory process.

Ohm Analytics details a complex distributed solar market

Third-party ownership and California are fueling residential solar growth, as interconnection and the solar coaster are slowing larger projects.

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.

Sunrise brief: One of the largest U.S. solar projects secures $779 million financing 

Also on the rise: Clearway to procure 2 GW of solar trackers from Nextracker, Boston mayor bans fossil fuel use in municipal buildings and a developer challenges Massachusetts town on solar zoning restrictions. 

Developer challenges Massachusetts town on solar zoning restrictions

PureSky Energy, formerly Amp Energy, contends that Shutesbury, Massachusetts is violating state law with its solar zoning regulations. The town is actively seeking to dismiss the lawsuit.


Boston mayor bans fossil fuel use in municipal buildings

Michelle Wu signed an executive order banning the use of fossil fuels in new construction and renovated buildings.

Carbon-cement supercapacitors for bulk energy storage

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a scalable bulk energy storage solution with chemical with inexpensive, abundant precursors: cement, water, and carbon black. Their supercapacitors have high storage capacity, high-rate charge-discharge capabilities, and structural strength.

Sunrise brief: NASA awards Blue Origin $35 million to build solar cells from moon dust

Also on the rise: Stiff competition is predicted for USDA $9.7 billion focused on renewables, and solar-plus-battery projects take shape in the Northeast.

Solar-plus-battery projects take shape in the Northeast

Altus Power announced a 10 MW solar, 15 MWh storage project in Massachusetts while Summit Ridge Energy commissioned two of four planned energy storage systems in New York City.

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