U.S. Department of Energy Kicks Off ‘Summer of Solar 2021’ with Tool That Fast-Tracks Solar Power for Communities Nationwide

Author: DOE Staff Published: 7/15/2021 SETO SolarAPP+ Slashes Wait Times for Installation Permits From 20 Days to Zero, DOE Challenges 125 Municipalities to Sign Up for SolarAPP+ Before Summer Ends   Washington, D.C. —The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today kicked off the ‘Summer of Solar 2021’ with the nationwide launch of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool – a free web-based platform that gives local governments the ability to expedite their review […]

Volt Energy Announces Innovative Environmental Justice Power Purchase Agreement with Microsoft

Author: Volt Energy Staff published: 7/14/2021 CISION PR News Wire OUR MISSION Volt Energy is a national minority-owned solar energy development firm that develops, finances, and operates utility-scale, community solar, and distributed generation solar projects. Volt Energy is an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)  driven renewable energy company that partners with public and private sector clients […]

LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund hits $250 million goal, makes first catalytic investments in Black-led banks, real estate developers

Author: Local Initiatives Support Corporation Staff Published: 5/26/2021 LISC NEW YORK, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Black Economic Development Fund (BEDF), managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), has reached its $250 million goal for capital to invest in Black-led banks, anchor institutions, businesses, and real estate developers, and is now rolling out its first investments. The BEDF, […]

To truly build back better, we need a Justice 100 solution

Author:  Denise Fairchild   Published: 06/15/21 05:30 PM EDT     THE HILL The Biden administration has ushered in a new progressive era. Its “build back better” playbook of policies and initiatives address the serious challenges of our generation: climate change, economic recovery, racial justice and a safety net for struggling families. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) represented a […]

Solar for All Summer Solstice Recruitment Event – Friday, June 18

Author: DOEE Staff       Published: 6/11/2021       DOEE Solar For All Sign up for free community solar in person with DOEE on Friday, June 18. Visit one of the ten outdoor stations listed below to sign up for Solar for All and learn about other opportunities to conserve energy and save on utility […]

Where is the Green Economic Development Plan for African Americans in The Implementation of Biden’s Green Infrastructure Plan?

          THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN ENERGY (AABE) WITH THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACKS IN SOLAR(NABS)PRESENT AWEBINAR ON     Where is the Green Economic Development Plan for African Americans in The Implementation of Biden’s Green Infrastructure Plan?Executive Order 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal […]

Solar Energy Technologies Office: Announcements

Author:  SETO Staff          Published: 5/25/2021            SETO A Job You’ll Love: Apply to Join the Solar Office We’re hiring fellows who have a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree and want to jump-start a clean energy future. Our Science and Technology Fellows use their expertise to support solar […]

19 Black Leaders on the Forefront of Clean Energy

Author: Jessica Casale      Published: 5/10/2021         The Green Program Black Americans are widely underrepresented in the growing fields of clean and renewable energy. The Solar Foundation, along with the Solar Energy Industries Association, published a diversity report earlier this year that found that executive leadership in solar companies is almost exclusively white […]