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New York releases solar-plus-storage roadmap to reach target

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the release of the state’s comprehensive Energy Storage Roadmap to guide New York toward its energy storage target. With this Roadmap, New York is jumpstarting the development of this clean energy technology, while supporting the Governor’s energy storage target of 1,500 MW by 2025—the equivalent electricity demand of one-fifth of…

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SEIA says IRS’s ITC guidance will help solar projects take off

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance establishing when construction starts for solar projects under tax law, allowing developers to invest with confidence in new solar projects. The guidance, Notice 2018-59, provides two methods to establish when construction of a solar facility starts to qualify for the solar investment tax credit (ITC): (1) starting physical…

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Is it Time to Invest in Hydrogen Fuel Cells Again?

Large automakers continue marketing the technology, but the mainstream and social media are no longer adding false value through hype. So now might be a great time to start looking back into fuel cells. Energy and Capital editor Luke Burgess gets into the details…

In Defense of Capitalism

Capitalism is not an institution of repression. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Capitalism allows upward mobility for private individuals. Without it, we all live under nearly complete government economic control. Energy and Capital editor Luke Burgess states his case in support of capitalism…

Tigo awarded patent for Flex MLPE platform

Tigo has been granted a hardware patent applying to the smart technology used in its flexible module-level power electronics (Flex MLPE) within solar junction boxes. Tigo’s connection box with reliable and inexpensive contacts for solar modules are now patented to enable the use of multiple types of passive and active covers for different functionalities in…

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The End of an Empire

After WWII, Britain squandered $4 billion on keeping the dreams of empire alive while Germany rebuilt its factories and infrastructure. Does the U.S. run the same risk now? The question is not “What will we lose by deviating from the status quo?” but “What have we given up by not?”

Pine Gate Renewables, Old Sol Apiaries create largest solar farm apiary in America

Utility-scale solar developer Pine Gate Renewables, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is pleased to announce that honey bees are now living on Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon, thanks to the company’s SolarCulture initiative. SolarCulture is a Pine Gate environmental stewardship initiative that promotes sustainable agriculture and collaborations with the community to support…

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U.S. government is considering additional 25% tariff on Chinese solar modules

In a message from SEIA to its members, the trade association confirmed that the federal government is considering adding an additional 25% tariff to Chinese solar panel imports under Section 301 of the Trade Act. A Section 301 investigation allows the president to take all appropriate action to remove policies or practices of a foreign…

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