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Six U.S. states receive national award for achievements in the advancement of clean energy

The Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), a national nonprofit coalition of public agencies working together to advance clean energy, announced last month the recipients of the 2018 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.

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Stanford researchers develop water-based battery to store solar and wind energy

Stanford researchers have developed a water-based battery that could provide a cheap way to store wind or solar energy generated when the sun is shining and wind is blowing so it can be fed back into the electric grid and be redistributed when demand is high.

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U.S. doubled community solar capacity in 2017, SEPA report says

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017, according to the “Community Solar Program Design Models” report released by the U.S.  Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). At present 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs.

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California becomes first U.S. state to mandate solar PV systems on new homes

The California Energy Commission announced yesterday the  adoption of building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.

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CleanCapital acquires over 14.23 MW of operating solar assets in the U.S. from X-Elio

U.S. based financial technology company CleanCapital announced yesterday its largest solar acquisition to date from X-Elio, a Spanish developer with U.S. operations based out of Reno, Nevada. The 14.23 MW portfolio leverages capital from CleanCapital’s new partnership with CarVal Investors. Read more