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Solar companies raised $34B in 2023, most in a decade
The finding comes in Mercom Capital Group’s annual report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector. Total corporate funding includes venture capital (VC) funding, public market, and debt financing into the solar sector.
National Grid petition seeks retroactive cost increases from multiple solar projects
The utility also seeks the ability to increase costs on future projects at any time prior to commercial operation.
The Pentagon will install rooftop solar panels as Biden pushes clean energy in federal buildings
The Pentagon is one of 31 government sites that are receiving $104 million in Energy Department grants that are expected to double the amount of carbon-free electricity at federal facilities and create 27 megawatts of clean-energy capacity while leveraging more than $361 million in private investment, the Energy Department said.
Texas grid survives, thwarting NIMBYs, and companies turn to ‘greenhushing’ — This Week in Cleantech
The new “This Week in Cleantech” podcast breaks down the biggest stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.
Renewable Properties launches solar charging service for electric vehicle fleets
The company will leverage its community solar development, land acquisition, and electrical infrastructure experience to provide a charging solution for companies with EV fleets.
Americans say they don’t mind utility-scale solar. Why isn’t more getting built?
Despite national polls showing broad support for large-scale solar (LSS) among rural Americans, LSS developers now report that community opposition and restrictive siting ordinances are leading causes of project delays and cancellations.
Major solar farm builder settles case alleging it violated clean water rules
Swinerton agreed to pay the penalty and undertake mitigation measures for its alleged Clean Water Action violations during the construction of solar farms in the three states that began in 2016.
US opens 22 million acres for solar development in the West
announced an updated roadmap for solar energy development across the West, meant to expand solar energy production in more Western states and make renewable ene…
Solar inspection platform brings ‘100% guarantee’ to US
Sinovoltaics’ services include quality assurance inspections, factory audits, ESG, and traceability audits for utility solar developers and investors….
EIA: Solar and wind to lead U.S. generation growth for next two years
As a result of new solar projects coming online this year, the EIA forecasts that U.S. solar power generation will grow 75% from 163 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh…
States with big climate goals strip local power to block green projects
More than a dozen states have given themselves the power to override local zoning restrictions blocking large-scale renewable energy projects. The decisions com…
The IRA turns two this year. What’s working and what isn’t?
The IRA is solidifying economies built around clean energy, but more can be done to fully optimize the law’s incentives….
Intersect Power’s 828 MWp Texas solar project begins commercial operation
Built with First Solar panels, the company said the project created more than 900 jobs at peak construction….
Green hydrogen failings spoil ‘wow effect’ of renewables for IEA chief
IEA report delivers reality check on green hydrogen but hails historic global growth in renewables….
High interest rates are a climate problem
High interest rates are steering developers away from renewable energy-based infrastructure and slowing down investment into clean tech….
How utilities get their way, renewables impact home values, and China’s clean energy dominance — This Week in Cleantech
The new “This Week in Cleantech” podcast breaks down the biggest stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less….