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NextEra is on a roll

The largest wind and solar developer continues to grow, with more solar projects paired with storage as it reaches 5.3 GW of contracted solar projects. And it’s making good money at the same time.
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#Solar100’s Adam Browning: The Michael Jordan of Solar Policy

In this #Solar100 interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Adam Browning, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Vote Solar.
Manufacturing

Making fudge with the smartest people on earth

NREL opened the doors as scientists spoke of advancing perovskites with fundamental research, fast drying solar inks, refining solar windows, and actively pushing into high speed, high volume manufacturing capacity on the multi-terawatt scale.
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More than 230 U.S. mayors sign for ITC extension

More than 230 mayors across the country have joined in on signing SEIA's letter urging congress to pass a 5-year extension to the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit.
Markets & Policy

Ford makes major EV charging investment, Florida regulators approve Tampa Electric Co. solar cost recovery: pvMB 10/22/19

Hello everybody, happy Tuesday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we've got for you MnSEIA's conference kicking off, Greenbacker Renewable Energy signing three solar deals, Philipstown, NY approving community solar and more!
Installations

ACCIONA buys solar + storage on a national scale

The Spanish company has purchased 3 GW of solar projects and 1 GW of solar + storage from developer Tenaska, with all of the projects concentrated in non-traditional solar markets.
Cost and prices

Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Roy Torbert and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, of Rocky Mountain Institute and Resilient Power Puerto Rico, respectively, analyze the cost of energy recover in Puerto Rico and the role that microgrids play in reconstruction and ...
Markets & Policy

Virginia is for lovers (of solar power)

The State of Virginia has announced a procurement of 345 MWac of solar power from three solar projects under developing, and one pending, with 20-year power purchase agreements starting at 3.4¢/kWh.
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Energy Toolbase Ranks No. 1,011 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List as One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

Energy Toolbase was recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking number 1,011 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List.

Standard Solar Releases eBook Offering Critical Insight On Executing Successful Community Solar Projects

Nationally known community solar expert Standard Solar has launched a new eBook Community Solar: What You Need to Know. This free, comprehensive guide to community solar, the fastest-growing segment of the burgeoning U.

NEWLY FORMED STRATEGIC SOLAR SOURCING EQUIPS SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE COMPANIES TO COMPETE IN SOLAR

A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives today launched a new company, Strategic Solar Sourcing, that is the first to offer small and medium-sized solar businesses supply chain management outsourcing services and products previously available only to large organizations, including low-cost equipment pricing on modules, inverters and racking with resulting significant bottom-line improvements.

Mona Dajani Named Co-Leader of Pillsbury’s Energy and Infrastructure Projects Practice

Pillsbury has appointed New York Project Finance partner Mona Dajani as co-leader of the firm’s preeminent Energy and Infrastructure Projects team. Dajani, one of the foremost energy and infrastructure lawyers in the world, joins partner Robert James in leading the practice.

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Pittsburgh International Airport installs microgrid, Illinois receives first ComEd community solar rebate: pvMB 10/21/19

Hello all and welcome to the first pvMB of the week, today we've got Hammond Power's website redesign, Power MI launched and more!

Dominion throws the challenge flag on the Energy Freedom Act

The utility is attempting to set the avoided energy cost rate for solar projects under PURPA at just $16.76/MWh for new generation and $23.46/MWh for queued generation. These are some of the lowest avoided cost rates seen to date.

Another hedged solar project moves forward in Texas

Cubico has closed on financing for the 162 MW Wagyu project on Texas’ Gulf Coast, which holds both a hedge and a PPA, the latest such project to move forward.

Solar power racking for where the hurricanes blow

QuickMount PV has received Florida approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar power mounting and racking hardware, as part of a trend of increasing innovation in solar racking.

Massachusetts moves to protect premium land under SMART

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has changed the definition of land deemed “prime” or more valuable for solar projects, increasing the number of projects that will receive penalties under the SMART program.

The ecosystems of innovation

Energy storage is a sector marked by continuous technological development – and given the challenges created by our rapidly transforming energy systems, it needs to be. But how do innovations move from idea to reality?
Specifically, what kind of environments are needed to nurture new technologies and approaches, and how do they interact with existing supports?

Manufacturing

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Hardware brief: 300hrs/MW install time, multicrystalline pricing at “historical” lows, power tools, more!

These are our tools, our advanced use of them sets us apart from the animals - so be good to your tools! Foen PV makes beautiful steel - some of it for solar, an earthquake caused a gas plant explosion, and Sensehawk is tying together many tasks via AI.

Hardware brief: 48 hour PE stamps, 23% flexible cells, monoPERC pricing down, 73% less aluminum, more!

Don’t forget to send your hardware press releases, spec page updates, and reminders of existence to usa-editors@pv-magazine.com! Viridian Solar has given Unirac a license to sell a roof integrated (pretty) solar racking system, Loveland Innovations will deliver stamped drawings if you use their drone system in 48 hours, Ecolibirum’s new racking hardware goes railless and uses 73% less aluminum, more!

Former EPA officials call for halt on NC gas extensions, SEIA adds Kentucky affiliate: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to the last morning brief of your workweek. After tomorrow, it’s the weekend, you can do it! Today, we have SunPower giving away a free solar system, Sungrow supplying inverters and energy storage for SMART, Energy Toolbase integrating with Chint Power and more!

ZAF supplies batteries to the Air Force, Standard Solar completes Virginia school projects: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day MB. Today we also have new board members at Solaria, and sPower completing 20 MW in California.

It’s official: The bifacial tariff exemption is over

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative has removed the exemption for bifacial products from Section 201 tariffs, effective October 28.

Roth: Trump admin could end bifacial tariff exemption

The U.S. Trade Representative has not responded to the claim that it will end the exemption from Section 201 duties. If accurate this could be a loss for Asian PV makers and a minor loss for the larger U.S. market, but a positive for First Solar.

Markets & Policy

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Who is Dan Brouillette?

The new appointee to lead DOE may be less of an ideologue and more of a pragmatist, but he is still a loyal supporter of the Trump Administration’s approach to energy policy.

FERC looks at potential cyberattacks on dispersed grid assets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed to evaluate the potential risk of a coordinated cyberattack on geographically distributed targets on the electric grid, as recommended by the U.S. General Accounting Office. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation has pushed back.

New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery

Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.

From the editor: Rick Perry, we know ye too well

The least qualified energy secretary in recent history will leave a record of collusion with coal barons, a failed bailout for coal and nuke plants, and some memorable terms like “freedom molecules.” His likely successor appears more competent, and potentially more effective.

The effects of levying tariffs on bifacial modules remains unclear

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford, Chief Development Officer at Standard Solar breaks down the rammifications of the recent revoking of exemptions on bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs.

Solar utility in Hyundai’s new adventure vehicle, ACORE pitches nationwide renewable energy standard: pvMB 10/17/19

Welcome to Thursday and the pvMB. Today, we’ve got Solar District Cup 2020, a Vivint homeowner survey on power outages, Solar on Seguin Island and more!

Technology

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The Midwest’s solar future will be unlike anything seen before

Fitch Solutions Marco Research has boldly predicted the region will be a main driver towards the 100 GW of solar power capacity expected to hit the U.S. over the next 10 years. The procurmeent will be led by city and utility commitments to renewable energy, the falling costs of solar and the continued expansion of popular community solar programs.

Decentralization is more than a dream

Advocates say that PG&E’s power shutoffs for 750,000 California residents could have been at least lessened with the implementation of distributed solar + storage, and note that communities can keep critical facilities online with microgrids.

Orlando utility explores doubling PV capacity, groundbreaking hydrogen project

The Orlando Utility Commission will not only be adding 149 MW of solar projects to its generation portfolio, but is also developing a first-of-its-kind hydrogen storage project, with the hope it can be PV’s perfect partner in the future.

To make room for more distributed PV, harmonize smart inverter settings

New opportunities for distributed PV could be accelerated by reaching early agreement on settings for smart inverters, which are expected to become widely available in the next two years. A consulting firm explains, and offers its recommendations.

Concord NH decides on maximum size of solar arrays, Titan Advanced Energy raises $10M: pvMB 10/8/19

Hello and welcome to the Tuesday pvMB, where we’re bringing you SEPA’s 2019 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot, solar applications surging in New York and more!

New England needs to floor it and increase solar deployments by over 1000%

The Brattle Group has released an analysis suggesting that New England should double its electricity output and deploy between 158 and 285 GW of zero-carbon resources if it is to meet its regional goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gasses by 2050.

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