Category Archives: News

Articles about important news in the solar and energy industries.

energy news 11/18/22

Energy news: November 18th, 2022

Welcome to this week’s energy news roundup! Today, we’ll talk about the recently announced plans for Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 and the implications it could have on residential solar in California (the leading solar state). We’ll also cover the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal aimed at achieving an 87 percent reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas industry by 2030.

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EnergySage Intel Report

Solar industry highlights: cost, popular companies, battery demand, and more

In August 2022, we published the fifteenth iteration of our Solar Marketplace Intel Report. From ongoing supply chain constraints to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, the residential solar market has changed considerably over the past six months – and will continue to do so throughout the near future. At EnergySage, we remain committed to making the solar industry more transparent, affordable, and accessible, especially as it grows and transforms. In this article, we’ll share some key findings from this most recent Intel Report (check out this page to access the full report).

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RE+

Key takeaways from RE+ 2022

After three long years, RE+ (formerly Solar Power International, or SPI), the largest energy trade show in North America, occurred last week. We at EnergySage were lucky to join the 30,000 people (!) who attended the event and gained first-hand knowledge about what’s creating buzz in the industry. The excitement surrounding the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act was palpable and there seemed to be a clear commitment across the industry to support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) initiatives by supporting a wider array of workers in the industry and bringing clean energy to a broader group of people. 

In this article, we’ll highlight both the new products that caught our attention as well as some of the soon-to-be-released products we’re most excited about. Here’s what you need to know from RE+ 2022. 

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Energy news 9/29/22

Energy news: Sep 29, 2022

It’s been a busy past few weeks for the energy industry – last week, EnergySage attended the largest energy trade show in North America, RE+ (formerly SPI), and this week we have a lot to update you on while we’ve been out! We’re welcoming you into Autumn with an energy news roundup covering a brand-new study published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), as well as a key California climate package recently signed into law by Governor Newsom. 

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energy news 9/9/22

Energy news: September 9, 2022

Happy September! As we wrap up the end of the summer this week, we’ll discuss two happy stories that are helping to bring more clean, electric energy to the grid – a new bill in California designed to make community solar more accessible and the first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger for one of the most popular electric vehicles, the Nissan LEAF.

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news roundup 8/12/22

Energy news: August 12th, 2022

After a year of uncertainty about climate legislation, the Senate finally passed the Inflation Reduction Act last week, which, if signed into law, will represent the United States’ largest investment in climate action to date. The House is slated to vote (and likely pass) this bill later today – so stay tuned! 

Because we covered some of the highlights of this bill in our last news roundup, this week we’ll discuss some other recently passed climate bills that you may not have heard about amidst the excitement of the Inflation Reduction Act. All in all, it’s been a really great month for clean energy from a policy perspective.

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energy news 7/29/22

Energy news: July 29th, 2022

You probably don’t read about energy news quite as much as we do – but you might still know that it’s been a pretty good week for clean energy. In this week’s news roundup, we’ll discuss two exciting clean energy initiatives: a new bill that could provide big savings for those looking to go solar and a plan from the oval office to make solar more accessible for low-income families.

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