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Utilities weaken distributed solar power with policy wins

Utilities have been trying to dismantle net metering and/or wreck the economics of customer-sited solar for years. In the first quarter of 2018, they saw some significant victories.

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Dividend’s solar power securitization receives industry’s first “AA” rating

Dividend Finance has closed a $104 million residential solar loan securitization, following on its first $129 million securitization in October 2017.

NextEra moves deeper into solar power and solar plus storage

The Florida power company is increasingly building large-scale solar through both its deregulated generation arm and regulated utility FPL, including putting its first solar plus storage projects online.

Commercial solar power strategically sited in San Diego

Clean Coalition, NREL and City of San Diego are working on solar siting and designing a feed-in-tariff program to drive grid resilience via distributed solar power.

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Green shift in finance accelerating – $200B from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo plans to invest $200 billion by 2030 in sustainability projects, including at least $100 billion in green bonds and clean energy technologies including renewable energy, EVs and batteries.

Battery storage funding booms in Q1 (w/ chart)

The latest report by Mercom Capital finds VC investment in battery storage companies rising five-fold year-over-year to $299 million in 12 deals.

#Solar100’s Shayle Kann: The Malcolm Gladwell of clean energy

Richard Matsui, founder & CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Shayle Kann, senior vice president of research & strategy at Energy Impact Partners.

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Congress fights Trump’s solar tariffs

Representative Jacky Rosen (D) of Nevada introduced the ‘Protecting American Solar Jobs Act’ on April 19th. The bill would repeal the tariffs imposed under the Section 201 ruling.

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Walmart to host solar power on 130 more sites

The world’s largest retailer has slipped in recent rankings, but is planning to pursue more solar, both at its facilities and through third-party purchases of power.

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SolarWorld Americas comments on duties exemptions for competitors, SunPower

Shortly before the announcement of its acquisition by SunPower, SolarWorld’s former U.S. subsidiary commented on the request by its competitors to be exempt from the new U.S. solar PV import tariffs.

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