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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.

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.

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.

Getting solar power in Illinois beyond FEJA

Illinois’s solar market under the Future Energy Jobs Act is just getting started, but a business group is calling for the next governor and state legislature to provide less restriction and more action in community and distributed solar programs.

Florida allows Sunrun solar power leases despite 3rd-party ban

Florida regulators have ruled that Sunrun’s 20-year solar equipment lease in Florida is not a retail sale of electricity – opening the door to third-party owned solar.

ESA lays out the path for 35 GW of energy storage by 2025

The Energy Storage Association has published a roadmap for the adoption of 35 GW of energy storage, as well as outlining the benefits of such a move.

Michigan dismantles net metering

Over the protests of many different parties, Michigan has become the latest state to experiment with destroying the fundamental policy for distributed solar in the United States.

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