Tesla-branded solar panels have officially arrived in Tesla stores, marking another step in Tesla's ongoing integration with SolarCity.

In an SEC filing from March 1, the company stated: "We plan to reduce customer acquisition costs by cutting advertising spend and increasingly selling solar products in Tesla stores." Tesla said it began offering solar products and services "in select stores," as of the first quarter of 2017.

GTM visited Tesla showrooms in Santa Monica, San Jose, Palo Alto and Boston in late March, and found few references to solar products and services. Tesla salespeople in several of these locations were aware of the company's

Suniva and SolarWorld Trade Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

Digital advertising firm Red Ventures just acquired Plano, Texas-based Choose Energy for "less than $100 million," according to Dan Primack's Term Sheet. (We'd like to know just how much "less than $100 million" is and we're asking around.)

Choose Energy is a retail energy choice provider that allows residential and commercial electricity and natural gas customers (in non-regulated states) to select a cheaper or cleaner energy provider. Jerry Dyess is CEO and founded the firm in 2006.

The retail choice company claims a sophisticated online strategy on its website: "Historically, retail energy companies have gained customers via acquisition channels

Suniva's new trade dispute would strike a devastating blow to the U.S. solar market, erasing two-thirds of installations expected to come online over the next five years.

If Suniva's petition is successful, shockwaves will be felt across all segments of U.S. solar. Utility-scale solar is most at risk, with more than 20 gigawatts already at risk of cancellation if module prices fall back to 2012 levels.

GTM Research crunched the numbers based on Suniva's requested penalties for imported solar equipment ($0.40/watt tariff for cells and a floor price of $0.78/watt on modules) and found that they would cause unprecedented demand destruction.

Suniva and SolarWorld Trade Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

Digital advertising firm Red Ventures just acquired Plano, Texas-based Choose Energy for "less than $100 million," according to Dan Primack's Pro Rata. (We'd like to know just how much "less than $100 million" is and we're asking around.)

Choose Energy is a retail energy choice platform that allows residential and commercial electricity and natural gas customers (in non-regulated states) to select a cheaper or cleaner energy provider. Jerry Dyess is CEO and founded the firm in 2006.

The retail choice company claims a sophisticated online strategy on its website: "Historically, retail energy companies have gained customers via acquisition channels

Suniva's new trade dispute would strike a devastating blow to the U.S. solar market, erasing two-thirds of installations expected to come online over the next five years.

If Suniva's petition is successful, shockwaves will be felt across all segments of U.S. solar. Utility-scale solar is most at risk, with more than 20 gigawatts already at risk of cancellation if module prices fall back to 2012 levels.

GTM Research crunched the numbers based on Suniva's requested penalties for imported solar equipment ($0.40/watt tariff for cells and a floor price of $0.78/watt on modules) and found that they would cause unprecedented demand destruction.

Suniva and SolarWorld Trade Dispute Could Halt Two-Thirds of US Solar Installations Through 2022

The New York legislature passed a bill authorizing the Public Service Commission to set an energy storage target for 2030, when the state aims to draw half its power from renewable sources.

The PSC must choose the goal by the start of 2018. Then, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the Long Island Power Authority will start implementing a deployment program to meet the target. The program must consider both customer-sited and front-of-the-meter storage, evaluating its use for transmission upgrade deferral and peak load reduction in constrained areas.

If Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the bill, which supports his renewable expansion goals,

California Lawmakers Model an Electric Car Program After the State’s Successful Solar Initiative

Recent reports about tapping Icelandic volcanoes for power exports to the U.K. may have missed the point, say experts connected to the project.

Stories in mainstream media outlets such as The Guardian refer to a "geothermal project" -- but the work being carried out in Iceland is much, much different than traditional geothermal. 

“What we’re trying to do is not geothermal energy,” said Professor Yan Lavallee, chair of volcanology and magmatic processes at the University of Liverpool’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Ecological Sciences. “It’s the most exciting thing since the moon [landing].”

The Krafla Magma Testbed project is looking to study, and possibly

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