Washington, D.C.

DC’s Solar For All forges new pathways for solar in low-income communities

The nation’s capital has created a program that combines ambitious targets for clean energy, social equity and innovation.

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New Columbia Solar closes the biggest-ever tax equity deal for D.C.-based solar

$40 million is coming down the pipeline via an agreement between New Columbia Solar and Franklin Park Infrastructure. The money will not only help New Columbia to expand its team, but also bring 30 MW of distributed solar to the area with the nation’s most aggressive renewable energy standard.

US solar industry cut 65,000 workers due to Covid-19, erasing five years of solar job growth

New York, New Jersey, Pennsyvania, and Washington are among the states hit the hardest. SEIA’s analysis shows that vast majority of renewable energy job losses come from the solar energy industry.

Morning Brief: massive PacifiCorp renewable energy RFP excites developers, China’s energy storage boom falters

Also in the brief: First Solar will supply Geronimo Energy with 415 MW of Series 6 modules, a D.C. circuit court hears about a vital FERC energy storage order, the Midwest Solar Expo will not be postponed and more.

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Texas retail choice design bests 13 other states in driving solar power

Retail choice is associated with lower retail prices for electricity, but only in Texas does it help drive more renewable power, says a Wind Solar Alliance report.

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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!

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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.

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