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Earth Day 2022: Investing in Our Planet and Doing Our Part

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April 22 marks Earth Day and is recognized as a day to encourage environmental awareness and drive actionable change.

First launched in 1970 to combat pollution and the impact on human health, Earth Day is now a worldwide mobilization effort with more than one billion people participating each year to make a difference. This year’s focus is investing in our planet to build healthy cities, countries and economies.

CIT Serves as Coordinating Lead Arranger on $71.4 Million Financing for Howard County, Maryland Solar Portfolio

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ - CIT, a division of First Citizens Bank, recently announced that its Power and Energy business served as coordinating lead arranger on a $71.4 million in financing for a portfolio of solar projects.

Strata Solar Partners With Blackstone to Fund Utility Scale Solar and Battery Storage Development

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DURHAM, N.C., February 9, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Strata Solar (Strata) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Blackstone (NYSE:BX) through Blackstone Credit and its affiliates to provide Strata with $150 million of capital to help fund development, construction and ownership of utility scale solar and storage assets across North America. Strata is a leading provider of utility-scale solar and battery-energy-storage systems with 400+ employees and has installed more than 2.5 GW of capacity over the past 10+ years.

Fifth Third Announces Acquisition of Dividend Finance

A leading national point-of-sale lender in the high growth solar and sustainable home solutions industries
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CINCINNATI, January 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bancorp today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Dividend Finance, a leading fintech point-of-sale (POS) lender, providing financing solutions for residential renewable energy and sustainability-focused home improvement.

Ecocentricity Blog: Farming Squared

By: John A. Lanier
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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

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More and more, owners of farmland are going to be presented with the choice of continuing to farm or selling to solar developers. We absolutely need more installed solar on the grid, but we also need productive farms! So ideally, we would be able to do both simultaneously.

Ecocentricity Blog: On the Pitch

By: John A. Lanier
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GridBlock is designed to be the “Grand Central Station” for how solar, battery, EV, and microgrid technologies intersect. And it’s what could make it easier for all of those solutions to do their jobs to the maximum of their potential.

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GridBlock is designed to be the “Grand Central Station” for how solar, battery, EV, and microgrid technologies intersect. And it’s what could make it easier for all of those solutions to do their jobs to the maximum of their potential.

Keysight to Install Rooftop Solar Array in Penang, Malaysia

Largest solar panel installation for Keysight globally accelerates company’s commitment to net zero emissions with on-site renewable energy generation
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. October 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the installation of a rooftop solar array at the company's largest site, located in Penang, Malaysia, with completion estimated for Spring 2022.

Ørsted Completes Muscle Shoals Solar Project in Alabama

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The 670,000 solar panel project is now complete, increasing Ørsted's operational solar PV capacity to 647 MW and diversifying the company's footprint through a new partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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The 670,000 solar panel project is now complete, increasing Ørsted's operational solar PV capacity to 647 MW and diversifying the company's footprint through a new partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Esri Partners With The Ray to Map Solar Energy Hot Spots

New Tool Enables Departments of Transportation to Analyze Rights-of-Way for Zero-Carbon Electric Grid Expansion
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Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

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Research published by the Webber Energy Group at the University of Texas at Austin, and by The Ray, a nonprofit studying technologies that can transform the transportation sector for a Vision Zero future, documented the efficiency and economic, societal, and environmental benefits of installing solar arrays on interstate right-of-way land.

Careful Policy Design Could Unlock Massive Rooftop Solar Market Around the World

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September 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Customer-sited solar is a major untapped opportunity, which could see 167 million households and 23 million businesses worldwide hosting their own clean power generation by 2050, according to a joint report by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF) and Schneider Electric. These deployments will unlock major decarbonization benefits, but policy and tariff design will be critical to enable them.

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