California Grant Program Improves Tribal Access to Clean Energy

The Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program has awarded nearly $2 million to projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access and advance climate resiliency on Tribal lands and in tribal communities.    Funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and administered in partnership with the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), […]

SunBrush mobil Expands PV Cleaning Operations into the U.S. Market

SunBrush mobil, a Germany-based provider of PV cleaning systems, has opened a branch office, SunBrush USA, in Henderson, Nev.  The joint venture of SunBrush mobil and Halse Solar Ltd., SunBrush’s importer for the U.K. and Irish markets, will sell and maintain the PV cleaning systems and deliver spare parts to PV power plant operators, O&M […]

Pine Gate Closes on North Carolina Solar, Solar+Storage Projects

Pine Gate Renewables, a fully-integrated utility-scale solar development company, has closed financing on a new 12-project fund of solar and solar+storage sites in North Carolina.  The projects in the fund will sell power under long-term contracts to Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas and Halifax EMC. Crestmark, a division of MetaBank, provided the construction and […]

Massachusetts governor vetoes major climate legislation citing economic concerns

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a comprehensive climate bill that would have required the state to procure 40% renewable energy by 2030 and make clean energy more accessible to low-income populations. According to AP, the governor chose to veto the legislation for economic reasons, saying it could have potentially increased the cost of housing and… […]

Guest column: Solar plans accelerate upon shifting balance of power in D.C.

By David Heyman, CEO, Safari Energy As businesses strive to build back from the challenges of 2020, several political developments are promising to put solar and renewable energy center stage. Having secured the Presidency and a 51-to-50 majority in the Senate, Democrats are poised to control the legislative agenda for the coming years. This means… […]