Topic: Solar Finance

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Ken Gillingham

Kenneth Gillingham, Associate Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

CBEYond the Moment: Ken Gillingham

How can we shine a light on the smart choices for the long term in this confusing moment? Among other things, we can strike up conversation within our community. While most of us work from home and hang back from the ways we'd normally convene, we'll be sharing more insights from across the CBEY network. Here, economist Ken Gillingham lays out what the oil shock might mean for solar markets' progress- and how that progress can persevere.
Tony DePrima's determined to lift fossil-free power standards in the First State.

Delaware energy leader Tony DePrima

As Solar and Efficiency Hold Steady, Delaware Aims to Up Renewables

Delaware consumes 100 times more energy than it produces, according to the Energy Information Administration, and gets 87% of its electricity from natural gas. The state’s renewables portfolio consists primarily of solar and biomass; a 120-megawatt offshore wind facility is expected to be online in 2022. CEFF spoke to Tony DePrima, executive director of the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DSEU), about the state’s clean energy landscape.
Commentary

Takeaways From a Strong Q4 for ‘the New SunPower’

A rare profitable quarter has anchored an even rarer profitable year for SunPower, as confidence in the decision to split off the company’s module manufacturing business into Maxeon Solar Technologies rises.
Posigen installation in Bridgeport, CT

Installations from the Connecticut Green Bank's Posigen program in Bridgeport, CT / Courtesy of Connecticut Green Bank

Connecticut Green Bank's 'Green Liberty Bonds' Aim at Retail Climate Finance

In an interview with CEFF, the Connecticut Green Bank unveiled its plans to bring to market approximately $15 to 20 million of new $1,000 face value “Green Liberty Bonds” around April 22, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In a twist, the new bonds will be available not just to institutional investors but to retail investors throughout Connecticut and beyond.
Reports

State Pollinator-Friendly Solar Initiatives

Seven states – Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont – have enacted legislation to promote pollinator-friendly solar development. A new white paper by the Clean Energy States Alliance provides an overview of these state efforts and offers suggestions for what other states can do to promote solar while also creating or preserving healthy habitats for pollinators.