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Is SEIA PAC out of step with the industry?

The solar industry’s primary political-action committee gave 60 percent of its money to Republicans in 2016 — including at least five well-known Climate-Change deniers

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BNEF: Betting on residual value is putting solar projects at risk

A research note from Bloomberg New Energy Finance warns of the danger to the latest wave of utility-scale projects with short power contracts at low prices.

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Cypress Creek Renewables snatches up FLS Energy

The California-based solar developer is strengthening its presence in the Carolinas, as well as its EPC offerings.

Conflicts continue over Duke’s interconnection rules

North Carolina regulators have offered the company relief on a complaint by seven solar developers, but have served complaints against the power company for three other projects.

Dominion constructs another solar plant outside of Virginia

Despite repeatedly interfering with solar development in its home state of Virginia, the electricity-generation giant continues to build solar plants in other states.

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Duke issues RFP for 750 GWh of renewables in the Carolinas

The utility’s solicitation for 750 GWh of renewables could be met with 400 MW of new solar PV.

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

North Carolina struggles with the purpose of PURPA

Critics accuse Duke Energy of putting unnecessary interconnection barriers to undermine the five-decade old law that has spurred solar growth in the state.

More than 10 GW of utility-scale solar is under construction in the United States

Eight states have more than 400 MW-DC of projects under construction each, showing increasing market diversification.

North Carolina now ranked second in U.S. for installed solar

The southeastern state installed approximately 115 MW in the second quarter of the year to leapfrog Arizona and become the state with the second most installed PV capacity across the United States.

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