US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

The US clean energy industry ended last year with the lowest number of workers since 2015 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by ...
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Invenergy Closes Financing for First Phase of America's Largest Solar Project

Invenergy Closes Financing for First Phase of America’s Largest Solar Project

Privately-held global developer and sustainable energy solutions operator, Invenergy, has announced the completion of construction financing for the first phase of the Samson Solar Energy Center in northeast Texas. Samson ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

Annual energy consumption from renewable sources in the United States in 2019 exceeded coal consumption for the first time since 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) ‘Monthly ...
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US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

US Extends 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit Until 2022

The United States Congress has passed a bill providing a two-year extension on its solar investment tax credit (ITC) facility, allowing solar power projects across the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale segments ...
Insurance Premium in The US Solar Market Up by 400% in the Last Two Years

Insurance Premium in the US Solar Market Up by 400% in the Last Two Years

Property and casualty insurance premiums have increased by nearly 400% in the solar market over the last two years in the United States, and some types of coverage may not ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Finally, United States Ends Exemption of Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty

Finally, United States Ends Exemption of Bifacial Solar Modules from Safeguard Duty

The United States Court of International Trade has repealed the exemption of imported bifacial solar panels from the imposition of safeguard duty. For the fifth time, the court addressed the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
National Average Levelized PPA Prices in the US Dropped 17% to $24/MWh in 2019: Report

National Average Levelized Solar PPA Prices in the US Dropped 17% to $24/MWh in 2019: Report

According to the latest report from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on the solar market's key trends in the United States,  more than 4.5 GW (AC) of utility-scale solar power ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Battery Storage Solutions Provider Form Energy Raises $70 Million

Battery Storage Solutions Provider Form Energy Raises $70 Million

Massachusetts-based Form Energy – a startup focusing on making battery systems that can store renewable energy (solar and wind) for longer durations – said it received its largest funding yet ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy
U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

US Solar Energy Industries Association Prepares Policy Agenda for Biden Government

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) of the United States announced that it has prepared a legislative and executive agenda for 2021. SEIA asked President-elect Biden and the new Congress ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total Awarded 67 MW of Solar Projects in a Recent Tender in France

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Awarded 67 MW of Solar Projects in a Recent Tender in France

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Disneyland Paris announced the phased development of a solar canopy facility with France-based Urbasolar through a co-investment ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Trump's Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

Trump’s Move to Remove Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules Challenged

The United States President Donald Trump's attempts to revoke the exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition may have failed. President Trump had earlier asserted to raise ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

GE to Help a 485 MW Ohio Power Facility to Operate on 100% Green Hydrogen

Long Ridge Energy Terminal has joined hands with New Fortress Energy (NFE) and General Electric (GE) to transition its 485 MW combined-cycle power project to operate on carbon-free hydrogen. The ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up_ REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: REC Silicon to Resume Solar Wafer Production for Violet Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: REC Silicon ASA, a U.S.-based advanced silicon material producer, and Violet Energy Corporation have joined hands to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President Trump Goes After Duty Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules, Wants 18% Duty

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has signed a proclamation emphasizing his support to revoke the exclusion of several imported bifacial solar panels from safeguard duty imposition. The President ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
All Cars in California to be Zero-Emission by 2035

All Cars in California to be Zero-Emission by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to phase out gas-powered cars and vehicles in the state by 2035 to tackle the climate change crisis. According to the statement, ...
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BayWar.e. Acquires Sacramento-Based Solar Developer Enable Energy

BayWa r.e. Acquires Sacramento-Based Solar Developer Enable Energy

Renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. announced that it acquired Enable Energy Inc. Enable Energy is a U.S.-based commercial and industrial solar and energy storage solutions provider. The acquisition represents the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Blackstone to Invest $300 Million in Residential Solar Loans Through Loanpal

Blackstone to Invest $300 Million in Residential Solar Loans Through Loanpal

Loanpal, a U.S.-based financial technology company, announced that Blackstone would invest nearly $300 million (~₹22.44 billion) in residential solar loans on the Loanpal platform. According to the press release, Blackstone, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Utility Ownership of Rooftop Solar Can be a Significant Earning Opportunity_ Report

Utility Ownership of Rooftop Solar Can be a Significant Earning Opportunity: Report

The growth of the rooftop segment has changed the landscape of solar space, and it poses several questions for the financial stability of regulated electric utilities. In its latest report, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Visaka Industries Acquires Patents for Integrated Solar Roof

Daily News Wrap-Up: Visaka Industries Acquires Patents for Integrated Solar Roof

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: Visaka Industries, an Indian cement roofing sheet manufacturer, announced that it had acquired patent rights ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
In the Largest Rooftop Solar Acquisition, Sunrun to Acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2 Billion

In the Largest Rooftop Solar Acquisition, Sunrun to Acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2 Billion

In the largest rooftop solar acquisition to date, Sunrun has entered into an agreement to acquire Vivint Solar in an all-stock transaction for $3.2 billion. Vivint Solar serves as a ...
China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

China, the United States, and India Added 8.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q1 2020

The United States installed 3.6 GW of new solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, according to the latest report published by the Solar energy Industries Association (SEIA) ...
US Revokes Exemptions on Bifacial Solar Panels for the Second Time

US Revokes Exemptions on Bifacial Solar Panels for the Second Time

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from safeguard measures, applicable on imported panels. The revocation will be effective, starting ...
US Solar Industry Created Nearly 250,000 Jobs in 2019

US Solar Industry Created Nearly 250,000 Jobs in 2019

Solar Jobs in 2019 rose across the United States after two straight years of decline, according to the latest reports from The Solar Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit educational and research organization ...
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China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

China, US, and India Added 9.4 GW of Solar in Q3 2019

The top 3 solar markets in the world - China, the U.S., and India collectively added 9.4 GW of solar in Q3 of 2019. The U.S. solar market installed 2.6 ...
Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

Import of Solar Cells and Modules Drop and Exports Rise in the First Nine Months of 2019

In the first nine months (9M) of 2019, India imported solar cells and modules worth $1.6 billion (~₹115.7 billion), a drop of around 22% compared to 9M 2018. However, exports ...