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2,000 gigawatts of solar power needed for 100% renewables

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would need 1,500 GW of utility-scale solar power and 500 GW of rooftop solar to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050, according to a plan developed by Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and seven co-authors. Battery capacity of 3,300 GW would balance solar and wind power — […]. Public Policy UncategorizedSource: William Driscoll, PV Magazine, Jan 6 2020 The U.S.

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March solar policy snapshots

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Study finds Vermont won’t reach solar goal at current trajectory Montpelier, Vermont A recent report by the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation found solar progress in the state has declined steadily over the last three years due to unfavorable solar policy. Vermont will not meet its goal of 20% solar by 2025 at the current installation… The post March solar policy snapshots appeared first on Solar Power World.

October solar policy snapshots

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Vote Solar says Massachusetts must triple SMART program to reach climate goals Boston, Massachusetts Vote Solar released a report that found the policy environment in Massachusetts is slowing the growth of the state’s solar industry and may make it impossible to accomplish its renewable energy goals. The advocacy organization says the state should triple the… The post October solar policy snapshots appeared first on Solar Power World.

Selling solar power as energy independence in fossil fuel-heavy Louisiana

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By Andy Kowalczyk, Renewable Energy and Energy Choice Advocate, PosiGen Solar It’s often hard to put into context just how unique this time is that we live in. The ability for homeowners to purchase the means to generate their own power via rooftop solar is much more commonplace in 2019 than it was even 10… The post Selling solar power as energy independence in fossil fuel-heavy Louisiana appeared first on Solar Power World.

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

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There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada, is thought to have halted operations after losing its only income-generating U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantees and run by a SolarReserve-linked entity called Tonopah Solar Energy.

Even in Coal-Heavy Kentucky, Corporations Can’t Stay Away From Solar Power

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In Kentucky, coal still generates the great majority of electricity; 75 percent in 2018, according to the Energy Information Administration. Last year, renewable-powered electricity in the U.S. surpassed coal-fired power, and two of the largest coal retirements slated for 2020 are in Kentucky. However, solar developers are inching into the state, teasing out deals and working to gain access to the lucrative PJM market, in part driven by demand from corporate consumers.

Hitachi to Bankroll UK Chain of Solar-Powered Supercharging Stations

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Gridserve’s model is to develop subsidy-free solar-plus-storage plants alongside a network of EV infrastructure. The first such solar site was connected to the grid in December last year: a 34.7-megawatt solar system paired with a 30-megawatt-hour Samsung battery that is being operated on an entirely merchant basis. Gridserve is targeting 100 charging sites across the country by 2025 and is also developing its next two solar farms.

Illinois sparked a solar boom — then it ran out of money 2020 Regional Solar Policy Report

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The solar market in Illinois imitates many in the Midwest — very middle of the pack. Ranked 28th in the nation for installed solar capacity, Illinois does have well intentioned solar legislation but the follow-through has been less than exemplary.

Drive Electric Week Events through the Hudson Valley

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So here are the dates folks! I’ve been so glad to see and hear of all the events in the Hudson Valley. Especially as the President of the Electric Auto Association for the Greater Hudson Valley. The one I’ve been dealing with the most is a virtual event in mount.

California uses fossil fuel dollars to fund solar for disadvantaged communities 2020 Regional Solar Policy Report

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Solar technology’s pricing continues to trend downward, but the cost to go solar is still prohibitive for a large swath of Americans. As Seen in Print Featured Policy somah

Solar Energy Market: Industry Overview, Recent Developments, Updates, Policies, and Outlook Research Report

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According to the primary CXO's of the global solar energy market, the market is estimated to witness a substantial growth of nearly 20% over the forecast period. By technology segmentation, the concentrated solar power system category is expected to contribute the largest market share in the global solar energy market. A concentrated solar power system stores energy by using thermal energy storage technology

Virginia charts the first carbon-free policy path in the South — solar’s role still TBD 2020 Regional Solar Policy Report

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It doesn’t go unnoticed when a Southern state takes a stand on clean energy. But saying you’re supportive of renewable energy standards and carbon-free electricity is much different than actually making it happen, as Virginia is beginning to take steps to accomplish.

E2 says Congress should now focus on policies to expand clean energy jobs

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Following is a statement from Bob Keefe, executive director of the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs): “Congress threw a critical lifeline to America’s workers that will help struggling families pay their bills… The post E2 says Congress should now focus on policies to expand clean energy jobs appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy environmentalentrepreneurs

Report: Renewables are Suffering from Broken US Transmission Policy

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transmission grid policy has stalled the growth of wind and solar power. ” These observations are backed up by a rising tide of evidence from clean energy advocates and academic research, indicating that attempts to decarbonize the U.S.

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New report outlines policy strategies to increase C&I solar development

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The Renewable Energy Policy Pathways Report, released from the REBA Institute, finds that expanding competitive supply options appears to have the greatest technical potential to provide the fastest and most cost-effective path to increase customer renewable energy access. News Policy rebainstitute

In New Mexico, making solar policy that benefits all sectors requires a multi-pronged approach 2020 Regional Solar Policy Report

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Big, bold state renewable goals are impressive at first glance, but a closer look is necessary to see if they’ll benefit all sectors of solar — or mostly just utilities. As Seen in Print Featured Policy affordablesolar oesolar positiveenergysolarNew Mexico Gov.

Dominion Energy Virginia quadruples renewable commitment in response to new state policy

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Dominion Energy Virginia has quadrupled the amount of solar and wind generation in its 15-year, long-term integrated resource plan (IRP). Dominion Energy Virginia issued a request for proposals on… The post Dominion Energy Virginia quadruples renewable commitment in response to new state policy appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy Projects dominionenergy

Northeast states see solar policy turn around with new governors 2019 regional solar policy report

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Even when the federal government wages war against clean energy, states can build their own robust solar industries with the right governor in charge. Or they can fall behind with an obstructive, anti-solar leader. As Seen in Print Featured PolicyTwo Northeast states have seen it both ways.

Multi-level solar policies can transform Native American energy mix in the Southwest and beyond 2019 Regional Solar Policy Report

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American Indian land comprises approximately 2% of the United States but contains an estimated 5% of the country’s renewable energy resources, according to a 2012 DOE Department of Indian Energy report, “Developing Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands.” As Seen in Print Featured Non-profit Policy Projects

Survey finds clean energy policy will be important bipartisan issue in 2020 election

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The Conservative Energy Network (CEN) released the results of its fourth annual National Clean Energy Survey. Findings from the survey suggests that clean energy policy is an important issue to a strong majority of voters and will be crucial to the success of candidates in swing districts and states in the 2020 election. News Policy

Q&A: How Can I Monitor My Solar Power System?

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In the early days of solar-powered electricity, solar system owners … The post Q&A: How Can I Monitor My Solar Power System? Continued here: Q&A: How Can I Monitor My Solar Power System? Eco appeared-first business & policy early earth911-com- energy first-on-earth911 home & garden monitor owners solar solar power solar-system system the-early

May solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

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New York creates first-in-nation Office of Renewable Energy Siting Albany, New York New York included significant solar legislation as part of its state budget in the midst of COVID-19 to help jumpstart the clean energy industry and fight climate change as part of recovery efforts. </span> appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy Solar Policy Snapshot

April solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused most state legislative bodies to shut down or focus specifically on public health efforts, and may cause some of the pending renewable energy legislation to stall. </span> appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy Solar Policy Snapshot

Report estimates over a half million clean energy jobs will be lost through Q2 without policy interventions

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More than 106,000 clean energy workers lost their jobs in the month of March, and hundreds of thousands more clean energy job losses are projected in the coming months, according to a new analysis of unemployment data released today by E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), E4TheFuture and BW Research Partnership.… News Policy e2

Further Evidence Pandemic helping Climate Crisis

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So let’s talk about this new author on climate policy. Dr. Roland Kupers, author of A Climate Policy Revolution (Harvard University Press), discusses the ways the pandemic helped the Climate Crisis. For in a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld. In addition, global economic growth is driven by Continue Reading. The post Further Evidence Pandemic helping Climate Crisis appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Report Calls for a Ground-Up Overhaul of Federal Transmission Grid Policy

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The policies that govern U.S. transmission grid planning and investment can’t support the country’s need for an unprecedented expansion of clean energy. The 92-page report comes amidst a major shift in federal energy policy.

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ITC extension question looms large at SEIA policy summit

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SEIA held its second annual Solar+ Policy Summit at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C., The proposed 30% ITC extension for five more years, included in the House Ways and Means Committee’s comprehensive clean energy tax package, was one of the biggest issues of the day. About two weeks remain for… The post ITC extension question looms large at SEIA policy summit appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy seia

Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power

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are using solar energy to cut down on expensive electricity bills. As a report by Generation180 shows, over 7,300 schools use the solar power approach to save on utility bills. Generation180 is a non-profit organization that champions green energy.

Are states on track to meet early renewable energy goals?

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At the same time, a new presidential administration has committed to taking steps to combat the issue and work toward a goal of zero carbon emissions by… The post Are states on track to meet early renewable energy goals? appeared first on Solar Power World.

Clean Energy Co expands into Maine thanks to favorable solar policy

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Clean Energy Co (CEC) announced it has expanded its development activities to Maine, the company’s 17th active state. CEC’s Maine project development team already has many community solar projects in development and continues… The post Clean Energy Co expands into Maine thanks to favorable solar policy appeared first on Solar Power World. Community Solar News Projects cleanenergycollective

December solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

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Study finds decarbonizing Colorado would also lower electric rates Denver, Colorado A new report found replacing Colorado’s aging coal plants with a mix of wind, solar-plus-storage and some natural gas, combined with electrifying transport and buildings, would reduce Colorado electric costs by more than 15% by 2040. </span> appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy

How to make solar power work for all

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Three stories and three approaches to equitable clean energy, and we’re just getting started. Originally posted here: How to make solar power work for all. Business Green equitable-clean policy & politics qty renewable energy stories-and three-approachesThe first in a series.

5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power

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Onshore wind is now the leading renewable energy technology in the U.S., But all other energy sources are losing ground to solar these days, wind included. Solar accounted for 40 percent of new U.S. After 2020, solar's lead over wind will widen rapidly in the U.S. Large-scale solar is already cost competitive with wind in many states, and analysts believe solar has an easier path toward further cost reductions. ” NextEra Energy.

From green-minded business owners to political activists: an industry shift in the Midwest 2019 Regional Solar Policy Report

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Renewable energy policy starts on the coasts before slowly filtering to the middle of the country. And with a booming market comes the reemergence of restrictive solar policies that more progressive states haven’t seen in years. As Seen in Print Featured PolicyWhile markets like California, Massachusetts and New Jersey are thriving, the Midwest is just now getting started.

Guest column: Addressing racial injustice in the renewable energy industry

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Unjust systems of power exist all around us, and the renewable energy industry is no… The post Guest column: Addressing racial injustice in the renewable energy industry appeared first on Solar Power World. Featured Policy leylinerenewablecapital

Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives

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At Solar Power International, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Daniel R Simmons, announced the winners of the first round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. Public PolicySource: DOE, September 25, 2019.

November solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

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DOE funds CESA’s wide-ranging low-and-moderate-income solar initiative Washington, D.C. The Department of Energy has committed a three-year funding award of $1.1 million to the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA)’s initiative to expand solar projects benefitting low- and moderate-income (LMI) households and communities. </span> appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy

February solar policy snapshots A guide to recent legislation and research throughout the country.

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SACE applauds South Carolina solar rate reversal, but says more changes required Columbia, South Carolina The South Carolina PSC raised the solar rates utilities must pay independent solar producers after initially approving the lowest rates in the nation. </span> appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy

July 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicles Go Public | Energy Policy Scandals | SunRun…

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July 2020 Cleantech Roundup: Electric Vehicles Go Public | Energy Policy Scandals | SunRun Acquires Vivint Solar Clean Energy Trust’s cleantech roundup highlights interesting cleantech news and perspective, across industry, technology, policy, and investing.

Senate energy bill includes investment in solar and energy storage

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Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), today released the text of their energy innovation package. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) will modernize domestic energy laws to ensure the United States remains a global energy leader while also strengthening national security,… The post Senate energy bill includes investment in solar and energy storage appeared first on Solar Power World. News Policy

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India Solar Market Strategy, Players, and Opportunities

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GTM Research’s latest solar report is now available! At over 100 pages, The India Solar Market: Strategy, Players, and Opportunities report is a primary examination of India’s solar market and includes comprehensive analysis on solar policy Continue Reading. The post India Solar Market Strategy, Players, and Opportunities appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Conservative clean energy group asks Congress to prioritize clean energy to stabilize economy

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economy following the devastating impact of COVID-19, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) delivered to House and Senate leadership a letter outlining the value of investment in clean energy as well as the removal of barriers to execute and complete clean energy projects as part of… The post Conservative clean energy group asks Congress to prioritize clean energy to stabilize economy appeared first on Solar Power World.