Sunrise brief: Is it possible to see 400 GW of solar in 2023?


U.S. Senate confirms six Biden appointees to TVA board  With the new appointments, Biden appointees constitute the majority of the TVA board of directors. Key decisions on TVA’s generating mix are in the works.

Utility-scale solar developers went bigger and bolder in 2022  In 2022, as supply chain challenges persisted, utility solar projects in development grew in size and energy storage is connected to half of them.

Form Energy to set up iron-air battery manufacturing facility in West Virginia  Form Energy’s aqueous air battery system uses low-cost iron, water and air–some of the safest, cheapest, and most abundant materials.

Dragonfly secures patent for solid-state battery dry powder coating The Reno, Nevada company has a pilot production line under construction and expects mass production and battery pack integration for solid-state batteries to be on track for 2023 to 2024.

Primergy Solar secures up to $200 million investment  The utility-scale solar developer of the Gemini solar project in Nevada and other major projects announced Rabobank closed a revolving credit facility.

Perovskite challenges addressed with new manufacturing process  NREL researchers develop an approach that produces efficient and stable perovskite solar.

Global solar capacity additions hit 268 GW in 2022: BNEF  BloombergNEF solar analyst Jenny Chase says 268 GW of new solar capacity came online in 2022, with annual installations expected to hit 315 GW in 2023.

All I want for Christmas is 400 GW of solar installed in 2023  For a long time global installation projections have come up short in forecasting solar installation volumes, including a big miss in 2022. Is it possible that we could see outpaced growth in 2023, like we saw in 2022?

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