Top Senate Democrat calls for permanent renewable energy, storage, EV tax credits

Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for permanent tax credits for clean electricity, storage and EVs as part of a set of demands for the form of any new infrastructure package. What does this mean for solar?

$200 million on the table for 8minutenergy in venture with J.P. Morgan

The solar developer today announced that it has reached a deal with J.P. Morgan and Upper Bay for over $200 million in capital commitments. These funds will go towards financing the development of 8minutenergy’s 10.7 GW project pipeline.

Wall Street staking claim for sustainable finance supremacy

Bloomberg has announced the formation of the U.S. Alliance for Sustainable Finance, a “Who’s Who” of Wall Street capital, aiming to work the the UN FC4S while pushing U.S.-focused clean investments.

All the solar power insight a heart could DSIRE

The group behind the long term policy tool of choice for many, the DSIRE renewable and efficiency policy database, is now offering biweekly legislative and regulatory tracking, data products, and webinars related to solar energy, grid modernization, and electric vehicles across the USA.

How gold-plating the grid blocks solar: an interview with Vote Solar’s Ed Smeloff

Unnecessary grid investments raise costs for all customers, displace solar and distributed solutions, and could be unfairly charged to solar customers. Vote Solar’s director of grid integration Ed Smeloff shares his insights in this pv magazine interview.

Duke solar solicitation nearly 6x over-subscribed

78 proposals ranging from 7 MWac to 80 MWac are vying for spots under the 680 MW solicitation, which has been issued as part of a compromise between Duke and the solar industry.

Co-founder and CEO bought out of 8minutenergy

Following the completion of the 328 MW Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm, the development giant announced that it would be parting ways with Co-founder and CEO Martin Hermann, in an unexpected management transition.

Solar required on new commercial buildings in Massachusetts town

Watertown, Massachusetts now requires solar power with all new commercial construction and retrofits of structures greater than 10,000 sq feet – as well all structures that include ten or more residential units.

Solar module lifetime predictions are getting better

NREL has proposed a new methodology for determining solar module degradation rates, taking into account measurement challenges such as sensor drift, inverter nuances, soiling and others – keeping the focus on the solar modules themselves.

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Platte River Power to go 100% zero-carbon by 2030

The Colorado generation co-op has one-upped Xcel Energy, as the 100% renewable energy movement grows even in the energy industry. However, there are some sticky caveats.

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