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Sunrise brief: Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years 

Also on the rise: Four steps to creating a sustainable distributed generation strategy. Chicago commits to 100% renewable energy by 2025. And more.

Washington D.C. signs 73 MW solar power purchase agreement

The Public Service Commission approved a long-term power purchase agreement in partnership with Invenergy.

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.

No cost solar-plus-storage planned for residents and businesses in Washington D.C. area

Electriq Power and SEDC Solar are partnering on a program that will provide solar and battery storage systems, complete with maintenance to LMI residents, small businesses, and churches in the Washington D.C. area at no cost to the user.

House of Representatives joins growing opposition to solar anti-circumvention investigation

A group of 85 Representatives signed a letter expressing “grave concern” about the devastating economic and environmental impacts of the investigation.

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Sunrise brief: Sunrun signs on to recycle solar panels with Solarcycle

Also on the rise: Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035, currently owns 1 MW in operation. Maxeon unveils whole home energy management system SunPower One. Washington DC outpacing its own solar goals, for now. AES to supply Microsoft with 110 MW of solar, 220 MWh of storage. Self-healing perovskite solar PV cells can withstand fierce cosmic radiation. Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication.

D.C. is outpacing its own solar goals, for now

The District’s 2021 RPS Compliance Report shows a significant expansion of RPS-certified solar facilities, with capacity additions outpacing program mandates.

22 Senators call on Biden to end anti-circumvention investigation

The bipartisan group is led by Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who was influential in last year’s dismissal of a similar antidumping investigation request. Secretary Raimondo offers the DOC’s perspective.

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Sunrise brief: BorgWarner wins $4 million prize to design American-made EV fast charger

Also on the rise: EDPR and Meta sign PPA for 156MW of solar from Cattlemen Solar Park in central Texas. Castillo Engineering selected to provide electrical design for New York community solar portfolio. NYSERDA launches energy advisory website for low-to moderate income households. Bluetti launches 350W foldable solar module. Green hydrogen electrolyzer provider closes $45 million Series B. Gallaudet University to install 2.5MW microgrid.

Washington DC University to install 2.5MW microgrid

Gallaudet University, Scale Microgrid Solutions, and Urban Ingenuity collaborate on solar-plus-storage microgrid to power the university and surrounding homes through community solar plan.

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