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Plant-based foods provider installs rooftop solar on headquarters

SunOpta will cover two-thirds of its electricity needs with the rooftop array.

Lincoln Park’s first community solar program

Low-income and minority communities are often most affected by extreme and damaging weather storms, as well as to indoor air pollution and higher energy costs. However, one community in Minnesota is actively working to change that.


Former coal plant to house 100-hour iron-air battery

Minnesota’s public utilities commission approves Form Energy’s 10 MW/1 GWh iron-air long-duration energy storage facility construction project for Xcel Energy.


Five organizations turning community solar into savings for low-income Americans

This year, DOE recognized five organizations that exemplify the benefits that community solar can bring with $10,000 grand prizes, and recently launched a new round of the Sunny Awards.

Sunrise brief: Debt ceiling bill is a mixed bag for clean energy and the environment

Also on the rise: Maxeon claims 24.7% efficiency for IBC solar module. 50 states of solar incentives–Washington. And more.

Minnesota PUC finds energy justice relevant to Xcel’s ratemaking process

Coalition of advocates urged PUC to address racial and wealth disparities in bill affordability, and they continue to push for more progress.

Sunrise brief: Solar tariff moratorium remains in place

Also on the rise: Enphase launches IQ Battery 5P residential battery in U.S. and Puerto Rico. Solar energy in New York state covered record 20% of state power demand. And more.

Minnesota expands community solar program to allow more LMI customers, projects to 5 MW

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed HF 2310 into law, which opens up the state’s community solar program to more residential subscribers, specifically low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, and expands the project sites from 1 MW to 5 MW community gardens.

Silicon Valley Bank reemerges as a lender, extends credit to Pivot Energy community solar portfolio

Subscribers in the portfolio include municipalities, healthcare, food service, and retail companies, as well as 8,000 low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.

Five state energy leaders describe how IRA incentives are helping their states

Officials from clean energy states discussed how the Inflation Reduction Act is advancing rooftop solar, customer savings, economic development, and grid reliability, and described the extent of community support they see for the clean energy transition.

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