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Greenbacker buys one of Montana’s largest solar projects

The company acquired the proposed 80 MW MTSun Solar project from developer Broad Reach Power.

SunPower reports 30% year-over-year bookings growth for the first quarter

SunPower’s Q1 earnings show growth as the company intensifies its focus on acquisition costs and segment expansion.

Virginia board rejects proposed 150 MW solar project

Strata Solar’s 150 MW Maroon Solar Facility is the latest project to be shot down in Virginia, as residents voiced concerns over the project’s effect on the local landscape.

On-site and off-site community solar options: What’s right for you?

In the second of our series focused on commercial-scale solar, we look at community solar options as a viable alternative for tenants and owners alike.

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Sunrun posts sharp Q1 revenue jump, looks to EV cross-sales opportunities

Sunrun raised its installed growth rate estimate to 25-30% for the year, and said that “the strong momentum that we saw in the fourth quarter has continued into 2021.”

Sunrise brief: Michigan utilities signal support for raising a cap on rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Report sheds light on low- and moderate-income solar program performance, and renewables bucked a slump in U.S. energy production in 2020.

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Solar employment fell but worker productivity rose in pandemic-scarred 2020, report says

The annual employment report showed continued jobs stagnation, which needs to be reversed for the sector to hit 400,000 jobs by 2030 and 900,000 to meet the Biden administration’s 2035 climate goals.

Energy transition jobs: TerraWatt Infrastructure, Community Energy, Li-Cycle Corp., and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

Enel Green Power NA plans 1.5 GW of new renewables and energy storage capacity

The company said it has more than 2.3 GW of renewable generation under construction, and by mid-year will have 606 MW of battery storage capacity under way.

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Sunrise brief: Utility PSEG sells its solar energy portfolio

Also on the rise: Rooftop solar enters service at a Ford Motor research center, RAI Energy signs a 20-year PPA for 100 MW of solar energy, and Go Solar Group enters New Mexico’s residential market.