U.S. market

Workers on a solar project

What Recurrent’s latest raise tells us about the state of clean energy

Declining interest rates, increasing capex costs, and the rising reign of solar-plus-storage are all converging.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 15, 2024

A dive into the different business models shaping virtual power plants

An Energy Department VPP expert on the imperative for connecting and dispatching distributed resources

Solar panels on a church

A new registry for clean energy credits could boost the grid value of DERs

WattCarbon’s marketplace facilitates hourly — rather than annual — matching, ideally maximizing the emissions reduction of certificate purchases.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 14, 2024
Rooftop solar installers

Under the hood of PG&E's summer VPP pilot with Sunrun

A variety of “technical gremlins” hampered the project’s daily output.

Wind turbines next to a town

How DOE is trying to stop US renewables projects from getting derailed

Clean energy developers that produce local economic benefits plans are more likely to secure federal funding.

The Carbon Copy

US power demand is set to boom. How will we meet it?

AI, manufacturing, and electrification are doubling power demand forecasts. But we don’t need fancy tech breakthroughs to serve it.

What’s really happening in the U.S. EV market?

Sales are growing fast despite gloomy headlines. What gives?

Solar panels

Here’s what is holding back solar and wind developers

According to a new report, community opposition is among the chief causes of utility-scale project cancellations.

A power plant

Unpacking UAMPS’ plan to replace NuScale’s low-carbon power

Gas will make up part of the generation shortfall that the Mountain West power group faces after canceling its small modular reactor project.

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Jason Deign
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Jan 26, 2024
The Latitude

Will the geologist shortage impact US critical minerals?

The shortage could cause complications for America’s efforts to secure domestic critical minerals supply.

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The Latitude
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Jan 25, 2024
Solar employees work on a a panel installation

With workers hard to find, the solar industry tries new recruiting tactics

The industry needs a lot of new skilled workers, but they're hard to find: "We are all facing the same problem."

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 23, 2024
Tommy Beaudreau
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U.S. market

Former Interior Department official remains bullish on offshore wind

Tommy Beaudreau: “I'm still a huge optimist. The case for offshore wind is too strong.”

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Erin Hardick
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Jan 19, 2024
Two workers manufacturing solar PV panels

Microsoft’s unusual solar market strategy

With its recent Qcells deal, the company is wading into the mire of panel procurement to help ensure a stable supply chain.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 11, 2024
A wind turbine in front of a power plant

Report: Solar and wind prices were up in the second half of 2023

Data collected by Carbon Reduction Capital indicates offtake rates for solar are greatly impacted by IRA bonuses.

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Maeve Allsup
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Jan 10, 2024
Houses with rooftop solar

SunPower's financial woes are tied to inventory and a residential solar slowdown

It’s been a tough week for the company, capping a brutal year for residential solar.