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A victory for solar — The Inflation Reduction Act

The American Energy Deal is official! On August 16, 2022, the most significant climate and clean energy bill in the US was signed into law. H.R. 5376, better known as The Inflation Reduction Act, includes policies that will promote the solar industry’s goal to account for…
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Everything You Need to Know About NEM 3.0

On December 13, 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) published its proposed decision to replace the state’s solar net energy metering (NEM) program. The new proposal, NEM 3.0, would replace NEM 2.0 and is being called a “Net Billing tariff”. If it passes as is,…
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Help us stop the utility profit grab

Spread the word! California utilities hold a long history of lobbying against solar production. Now is not an exception. We are days away from the public comment submission deadline to the California Public Utilities Commission and we still need to recruit tens of thousands of Californians…
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World Environment Day: Ecosystem restoration

The theme for World Environment Day is ecosystem restoration. The goal is to restore our planet's life-giving habitats.
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National Road Trip Day: Celebrate with a US road trip

National Road Trip Day is here! If you are worried that high gas prices might spoil the fun, consider taking a road trip in an electric car.
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What you can do to protect solar in California

California's utilities are trying to steal solar savings with a sneaky new fee. Here's how to take action to protect solar in California
Microgrids
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Why California communities are getting microgrids

Microgrids are local energy grids that can generate their own energy if they need to be disconnected from the main grid in an emergency
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Texas on track to record solar power capacity by end of 2022

Texas solar is poised to surpass California as the largest solar producer in the nation. Texas already leads the nation in wind power.
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Solar-powered rovers and the tech behind them

NASA has sent several rovers to the surface of Mars. These rovers have been able to perform scientific research on Mars for years, thanks to their use of a reliable and renewable source of energy: solar power. Some rovers also use nuclear power when their missions…
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How trees fight climate change

Trees fight climate change in many ways. They absorb CO2, save water, and keep us cooler. Celebrate Arbor day this year by planting trees!
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What happened at Biden’s Climate Summit

America stepped up to its role as a world leader at President Biden's climate summit. He proposed to slash US carbon emissions 50% or more by 2030
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How lithium-ion batteries will be recycled

Lithium is a rare metal. To electrify the world, the lithium in lithium-ion batteries must be recycled. A group of companies has figured out how to do it.