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Low-income rooftop solar loan program launched in New England

Massachusetts and Rhode Island low-income families that do not qualify for traditional loans will have an option made available through a partnership by the Capital Good Fund and installers Cotuit Solar and Got Sun Go Solar.

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BlueWave acquired by infrastructure investment firm, Axium

Axium’s first renewable energy development company acquisition will provide BlueWave with the capital to evolve its business model to develop and construct, as well as own and manage the projects within its development portfolio.

Sunrise brief: California NEM 3.0 revisited, Commission seeks industry feedback

Also on the rise: Common Energy raises $16.5 million to expand community solar access nationwide. Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard. OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment. First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts. olar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky. Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting.

First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts

Enel X completed the construction of a microgrid with solar-plus-battery storage to operate the facility and offer EV charging

Approximately 858 GWdc of solar and over 1 TWh of batteries are in development

Government research shows that solar-plus-storage is coming to dominate the nation’s power grid queues, representing the majority of new power plant applications.

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Sunrise brief: DOC clarifies scope of anti-circumvention investigation, but what’s actually new?

Also on the rise: A look at Massachusetts solar incentives–a wellspring of technological and policy innovation. US researchers have investigated how grid-forming inverters could help to resolve network synchronization issues. Perovskites studied as potential material for producing hydrogen in a renewable way. Amazon signs with AES for 450 MW solar, 225 MW four-hour storage

50 states of solar incentives: Massachusetts

The pv magazine tour of solar incentives takes us to Massachusetts, a wellspring of clean energy innovation at both the technological and policy levels.

Student activism leads Boston school to adopt solar

The Planet Protectors club at the Winsor School, an all-girls college prep day school, successfully launched a project that will cover one third of the school’s energy needs and is estimated to save the school over $1 million during the project’s life.

Sunrise brief: New York Governor lays out plan to achieve 10GW of distributed solar by 2030

Also on the rise: Duke Energy Florida launches utility-owned “community” solar program. Batteries help solar connect, pricing still strong. Three year commercial solar project payback period expected through roof mount cost reductions. “It’s time for ISO-New England to get out of the way” of renewables, said Senator Markey. MIT and Stanford researchers are employing artificial intelligence to test perovskites in pursuit of a commercially viable PV cell manufacturing process. NREL’s eight storage projections through 2050. New Hampshire ranks 40th in solar installations in the country due in part to minimalistic or nonexistent renewable energy policies.

Senator Markey blasts “minimizing our potential for renewables” or MOPR rule in New England

“It’s time for ISO-New England to get out of the way” of renewables, said Senator Markey. He and Senators Warren and Sanders have asked federal energy regulators to end an anti-renewables rule in New England formally known as the “minimum offer price rule.”

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