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Sunrise brief: More than half of all US generation was emissions-free for 10% of this year

Also on the rise: Thousands of Californians rally before utility commission to preserve rooftop solar. Rhode Island aims to be the first state to reach 100% renewable electricity. Redflow announces integration with US inverter company.

Rhode Island aims to be the first state to reach 100% renewable electricity

The Senate of the nation’s smallest state has voted to require that 100% of the state’s electricity must come from renewable sources by the end of 2033.

Sunrise brief: Solar jobs–80,000 trained in the last three decades, and that should double in next three years

Also on the rise: Low-income rooftop solar loans in New England. Bifacial solar modules shine in the snow. No cost solar-plus-storage for residents and businesses in Washington D.C. area. And more.

Low-income rooftop solar loan program launched in New England

Massachusetts and Rhode Island low-income families that do not qualify for traditional loans will have an option made available through a partnership by the Capital Good Fund and installers Cotuit Solar and Got Sun Go Solar.

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Sunrise brief: SpaceX to add Trina solar and Tesla batteries to its Starbase facility

Also on the rise: Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery. Michigan utility seeks land siting utility scale solar. Approximately 858 GWdc of solar and over 1 TWh of batteries are in development. Summit Ridge energizes Montgomery County’s first ground-mount community solar project. PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies. 50 states of solar incentives: Rhode Island.

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50 states of solar incentives: Rhode Island

The small but mighty state of Rhode Island was the first in the nation to set a goal of 100% renewables by 2030,

Focus on residential solar incentives: New England

pv magazine looks at the six New England states’ solar incentives, several of which rank among the top 10 best incentives in the nation.

Bundled solar projects to power Rhode Island public housing

Nine public housing authorities are aggregating demand for a contract with Nautilus Solar Energy and Veolia, which will build solar arrays to support thousands of residents.

Agilitas Energy starts work on stand-alone battery energy storage system

The 3 MW/9MWh system is being built to avoid costly re-construction of existing transmission lines in part of Rhode Island.

Bill would hold Rhode Island government accountable for net-zero emissions by 2050

The 2021 Act on Climate has passed in both chambers of the state legislature, with only reconciliation of the two versions standing between it and Gov. Dan McKee.

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