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What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia?

The number of solar installations in Australia has passed 2.5 million in 2020. Solar power has become a mass market product and is driven by a strong financial and environmental return. The exceptional growth in 2020 has been bolstered by the below 3 drivers.

Australian brewery reduces carbon footprint with rooftop solar

Moon Dog Brewing, an independent Australian craft brewery based out of Melbourne, is exploring ways to reduce its carbon footprint and drive environmental sustainability. To this end, the Moon Dog team selected Energis, a residential...

Sunnova secures 85 MW in most recent ISO New England forward capacity auction

Last week, US residential solar and storage installer Sunnova announced it has secured a position of 85 megawatts in the recent ISO-New England Forward Capacity Auction (FCA15). Sunnova’s aggregated residential solar portfolio will offer...
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Des Moines looks for leverage to push MidAmerican on carbon-free power

The city is exploring several strategies to cut emissions, but will depend on its investor-owned utility to achieve much of its ambitious new clean energy goal. As Des Moines leaders begin drafting plans for achieving...

Why doesn’t every homeowner go solar? Top 5 reasons may surprise you

Based on posts seen on Facebook and in other places, these are the top 5 reasons people who would otherwise qualify for solar decide it isn’t worth looking into. This article attempts to address these concerns and common misperceptions.
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Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar...

Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million...

Study shows homeowners with PV are subsidizing their neighbors

Value estimations for grid-tied photovoltaic systems prove solar panels are beneficial for utility companies and consumers alike.
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Mosaic surpasses $4B in residential PV and energy efficiency funding

U.S. residential solar and energy-efficient home improvement financing agency Mosaic this week announced it has surpassed $4 billion in loans funded through the company's platform. The company has also added new features to its financing program including...
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Nearly 100 solar arrays to be installed at Wells Fargo locations in seven U.S....

Today, Ameresco and Wells Fargo announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of new, onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) generation assets at corporate and retail locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, New...

Minnesota PUC fines Xcel Energy $1M for DER interconnection failures

Minnesota utility Xcel Energy was fined one million dollars in late January for exceeding a maximum number of customer service complaints as a result of significant delays in its processing of interconnection requests for solar projects. A ruling from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission affirms the right of consumers to reasonable customer service in the interconnection process. We provide the inside scoop based on IREC’s participation in the regulatory proceeding.