Sunrise brief: California utilities commission rejects solar microgrid proposal


California utilities commission rejects solar microgrid proposal  The commission deemed Sunnova’s application to be an attempt to create a monopoly, while simultaneously showing affinity toward investor-owned utility-run microgrids.

Top PV module manufacturers by shipment volume in 2022  TrendForce has ranked the top six module manufacturers by shipment volume in 2022, with Longi topping the list, followed by Trina Solar and JinkoSolar. JA Solar, Canadian Solar, and Risen Energy rounded out the top six, in a year dominated by large-format modules.

50 states of solar incentives: Idaho  Idaho is big on renewables but short on solar, with hydropower as its primary energy source.

SunPower secures $450 million to support loan business The capital raise is expected to support SunPower’s residential solar and storage  oan program.

How many solar panels would have been needed to power the Death Star?  How many 400 W panels would The Empire have needed to keep the lights on in the Death Star, had Emperor Palpatine had an ESG audit to sign off? How many PV modules would Marty and Doc have needed to fix on the DeLorean to get the flux capacitor fired up? pv magazine and English solar installer Solar Fast are happy to provide the answers…

Funding opportunity of $6.5 million announced for innovative solar projects  The Department of Energy and Solar Energy Technologies Office is seeking more novel ideas rather than those based on established technologies, with the intent of the funding being to deploy solar technologies that will support the transition to a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and energy sector by 2050.

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