Solar stocks dazzled in 2020 and looked set to wrap up a year ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic with triple-digit gains amid a shift in focus to ‘clean energy’ as the outbreak decimated the global oil industry. Giving the rally a leg up was Joe Biden’s victory in the November U.S. presidential election, along with the coronavirus aid and funding bill that extended solar tax credits by two years. The credits have helped reduce the cost of solar projects, and the extension pushed shares of solar equipment makers Enphase Energy Inc, ReneSola Ltd and Canadian Solar Inc, among others, to record or multi-year highs.
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Several harbour buildings in Whitehaven will benefit from solar power after Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have installed a number of photovoltaic solar panels. Panels have been installed on the roofs of three buildings; the Gordon Thomson House – formerly known as the Fish Hall, the Whitehaven Marina Facilities building and the Boatshed. Funding for the installation was provided by Baywind Energy Co-operative, who is part of a body of renewable energy cooperatives based in Cumbria, called Energy4All.
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