New Jersey

New Jersey regulators approve year two of the state’s community solar pilot, double capacity

150 MW of capacity are available for development in 2021, with at least 40% of all approved projects required to reserve at least 51% of their capacity to serve low- and middle-income households.

Replacing peakers with storage to achieve the greatest health benefit

Regulators and community groups can use a new interactive resource to see the emissions impacts of existing and proposed peaker units. Storage developers may also find the tool helpful, to identify peakers likely to be replaced.

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Morning Brief: Trump administration slaps retroactive rent bills on solar, wind on federal lands

Also in the brief: Lightyear gets a key supplier, a nine-project network in New York, the 25th National Solar Tour of Homes and more.

US solar industry cut 65,000 workers due to Covid-19, erasing five years of solar job growth

New York, New Jersey, Pennsyvania, and Washington are among the states hit the hardest. SEIA’s analysis shows that vast majority of renewable energy job losses come from the solar energy industry.

Morning Brief: solar is ‘essential’ in New Jersey, renewables generated more electricity than coal in April

Also in the brief: Elon Musk on cusp of a $730 million award, the 16 Camilla Solar Plant has reached commercial operation, a project approved in Maine and more.

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Renewable industry urges New Jersey to address the peak with storage

In response to the initial straw proposal on energy efficiency and peak demand reduction programs released by state regulators, renewable industry leaders are calling for the inclusion of programs promoting energy storage.

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Morning Brief: Invesco Solar has outperformed the broader market, New Jersey ends SREC program

Also in the brief: the challenges facing islands and other isolated systems with high levels of renewables, AIP finances 604 MWdc of solar, SolarReviews preaches caution with Tesla solar rental program and more.

Texas retail choice design bests 13 other states in driving solar power

Retail choice is associated with lower retail prices for electricity, but only in Texas does it help drive more renewable power, says a Wind Solar Alliance report.

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Morning Brief: Indiana passes HB 1414, PG&E, FEMA agree to wildfire settlement

Also in the brief: NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquires the country’s largest floating solar array, a clean energy advocate has been named to Wisconsin’s PSC, a community solar farm proposed in Maine and more.

Morning Brief: South Dakota’s largest project has a buyer, largest solar-plus-storage project in the Caribbean

Also in the brief: Safari Energy completes 60th commercial solar development, a 28 MW installation in New Jersey, Nautilus Solar acquires 3.5 MW Rhode Island project, solar aircraft designed to stay aloft for a year makes maiden flight.

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