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U.S. Solar Manufacturers Urge Tariff Extensions, SEIA Retorts

U.S.-based solar photovoltaic module manufacturers Auxin Solar and Suniva Inc. have filed a petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to extend the...

Coalition Backs Residential Solar Parity Legislation

The 25D Parity Coalition, a coalition of solar companies, cooperatives and nonprofits, is welcoming the introduction of the Residential Solar Opportunity Act of 2021....

NAACP Initiative Launches New Principles for Equitable Solar Policy

The Solar Equity Initiative has released a set of "Equitable Solar Policy Principles" that are designed to ensure internal alignment and develop a shared...
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Feds Considering Transmission and Interconnection Overhaul

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANOPR) on reforms to transmission and interconnection rules for energy...

DOE Investing Billions to Improve Nation’s Transmission Grid

In support of the current administration’s commitment to modernize the nation’s power grid and infrastructure and deliver 100% clean energy to businesses and homeowners...

California Congressman Introduces MICROGRID Act

Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act.   The legislation...

Biden Introduces the American Jobs Plan, Proposing 10-Year ITC Extension

President Joe Biden has introduced the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, and with it, a 10-year extension and phase-down of an expanded direct-pay investment...

Senators Introduce Legislation to Aid Clean Energy Recovery

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced legislation that would help the clean energy...

DOE Intends to Slash Cost of Solar by Sixty Percent in Next Decade

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it intends cut the cost of solar energy by 60% within the next 10 years, in addition...

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Tax Credits for Energy Storage

Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., was joined by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., in introducing the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and...

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