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Southeast US adds 427 MW of distributed solar in 2019, as advocates press for more

Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020.

Sunnova plans IPO, 200,000 call on Washington for climate debate: pvMB 6/12/19

Hello and, as with every other Wednesday, welcome to your Hump Day MB! Today we’ll be looking at Walmart and US Solar’s 36 project deal, POWERHOME solar expanding to Missouri, an Economy-wide analysis of decarbonization of the Pacific Northwest and much more. Let’s dive in!

PEPCO seeks a hefty price tag for the energy transition

The company’s multi-year rate case filing seeks a more than 10% return on equity for more than $300 million per year of investments in the distribution grid and a $21.60 fixed charge on residential customers – all to enable Washington D.C.’s transition to clean energy.

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A 7th grader’s prize-winning solar project, Canadian Solar secures $50 Million: pvMB 5/16/19

Hello one and all to the Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Anheuser-Busch’s new 2.7 MW solar system at its New York brewery, Pivot’s awarding of 11 community solar projects in Illinois, Recurrent Energy selling its Mustang plant and more!

Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

143 MW of distributed solar goes online in VA, DC, MD, DE

While large utility-scale projects grab the headlines, installation firms in the region racked up 7400 small-scale (under 1 MW) solar installations in 2018. Snapshot stories included.

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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DC is one step closer to 100% renewable energy by 2032

The Washington DC City Council’s second approval will send its landmark clean energy bill to the mayor.

REAP saved from reaper in 2018 Farm Bill

The popular financial assistance program for renewable energy on farms will remain, thanks to a passing vote by Congress. From 2019 to 2023, the program will operate at $50 million annually.

DC votes in favor of the nation’s most aggressive 100% renewable energy target

The nation’s capitol is close to mandating that PEPCO serve the district’s entire electric demand with renewables by 2032 – and that all vehicle fleets in the city go 100% low-or-zero emissions by 2045. But the bill isn’t done yet.

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