Despite battle cries to end the ‘war on coal’, Trump’s first 100 days as president have done very little to materially dismantle progress in renewable energy and climate action, according to energy and national security expert Kevin Book.
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has secured a US$97 million debt facility for a 92MWp project in North Carolina, US, from Prudential Capital Group and a tax equity investment commitment from US Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC).
News in Brief: Utah's Museum of Ancient Life installs 1,500 solar panels, California's Great America amusement park is now 100% renewable, Intel unveils the second largest solar carport in the country, SunPower installs systems at Macy's and Bloomingdales for Earth Week, and the 10MW US Army solar facility at Fort Rucker is now online.
Whilst this claim that 'solar is for the rich' has previously never been supported by any data-based analysis, a new report by GTM Research and PowerScout could suggest that there may be some truth in this.
After new Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a memo to his chief of staff authoring a 60-day review of the grid to investigate how certain federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of certain base load energies such as nuclear and coal, many industry observers believed him to be attacking renewable energy, but the SEIA claims this is not the case.