October 30, 2015

Massachusetts Clean Energy Digest Weekly Roundup for Dec. 13

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Topping the clean energy news this week was:

  • More than two dozen of the nation’s biggest corporations, including five major oil companies, are planning their future growth with the expectation that the government will force them to pay a price for carbon pollution as a way to control global warming.
  • SolarCity is pairing with Tesla Motors to use Tesla batteries as a backup method to store energy generated from solar panels. SolarCity is piloting this program to a few utility companies, including Northeast Utilities, for large commercial customers who have installed solar technologies.
  • Lexington-based FirstFuel Software, a company which offers a remote energy auditing program, raised an $8.5 million Series B round.
  • SunPower Corp. is testing power-storage systems in three countries, including the U.S., to compliment its residential systems.