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Solar news: September 4th, 2020

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In this week’s Solar News Roundup, solar and wind won big in 2019, and developers announce plans to build two large solar projects on land formerly used for fossil fuels.

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An overview of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA)

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Virginia may not seem like one of the best states to go solar in, but that’s all about to change: thanks to the recent passing of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA), Old Dominion is poised to become one of the most advanced (and financially advantageous!) solar markets in the country.

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What are the best cities and states for solar in 2019?

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Solar energy is taking off in the US. In 2019, the solar industry will likely surpass 2 million residential rooftops with solar panels installed nationwide. Some states and cities are further along in the adoption of solar energy than others, while others are new markets poised to become leaders in future years. To breakdown the best cities and states for solar in 2019, we leveraged our own data as well as the recently released Shining Cities 2019 report from Environment America.

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Solar Energy News: Virginia’s Community Solar Garden Goes Live, Texas May be the Top Renewable State in the U.S., Florida Passes Resounding Amendment to Incentivize Solar

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With summer’s end just around the corner, the solar industry has been busy as homeowners gear up to install panels before the cold months ahead. The launch of Virginia’s new community solar garden, the notable success of Texas as a leader in renewables and a major amendment for Florida that will turn up the dial on solar growth are the bright headlines that caught our eye in this week’s Solar Energy News Report.

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Solar Energy News: New Solar Device Can Purify Water, Virginia Governor Launches Back to Back Utility Scale Solar Projects

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For the everyday solar enthusiast, the past two weeks have been a handful with more developments and announcements than one can count. A solar device that purifies water, steep solar growth in Virginia thanks to a green-happy Governor and news of layoffs for SolarCity following the company’s acquisition by Tesla are the headlines that caught our eye in this week’s Solar Energy News Report.

Stanford Researchers Develop Solar Device that Can Purify Water

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Solar Energy News: Virginia, Microsoft Launch Major Solar Project, Solar to Shatter Records in 2016, New Startup Brings PV Into Sharing Economy

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With spring right around the corner, the solar industry’s outlook is as bright as this stunning shot of the James River over Richmond’s skyline. A major solar project expected to boost Virginia’s economy, new shared solar panel technology and projections for solar to shatter last year’s records are the top headlines from this week’s Solar News Roundup.

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