The U.S. polysilicon manufacturer has acquired DuPont’s trichlorosilane business, in a move that will help it cut production costs and control supply.
Also in the brief: Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly want the General Assembly to pass legislation authorizing local community solar projects.
Also in the brief: The never-ending net-metering battle. Maine gets a 25-MW solar plant.
The value of rooftop solar is well above the net metering compensation paid to customers with rooftop solar, the solar association found.
“The most efficient time to install solar panels is when the builders are on the roof in the first place,” said Bronte Payne with Environment America.
Also in the brief: Geronimo Energy has started construction activities for two Michigan solar projects, a New Hampshire Senator is asking the Defense Department’s progress toward meeting its renewable energy goals, Nelnet launches a renewables spinoff and more.
Also in the brief: Consumers Energy is providing 100,000 Google Nest thermostats to Michigan households, Tesla has quietly made Model 3 ready for bidirectional charging, SolSmart adds new partners.
Opposition to solar project siting can be turned into broad support by designing projects with “pollinator-friendly” landscaping — a trend gaining momentum across the country.
Also in the brief: Michigan solar installers say their future depends on lifting the energy cap. Plus, chickens.
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