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Maine community solar project subscriptions to be managed by Energywell

The Bangor, Maine 2.8 MW project is UGE's largest community solar project to date and will be built on a vacant field on the outskirts of Bangor, owned by Grant Realty.
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DOE workforce program matches recent grads with energy fellowship opportunities

The second round of the Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship Program aims to help fellows gain career expertise, plus meet clean energy workforce needs.

Solar-plus-storage system begins operation at Camp Lejeune

Duke Energy added an 11 MWh battery storage system to the 13 MW solar plant on the Marine Corps base camp in North Carolina.

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The latest batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.

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Weekly Solar Earnings Recap: Array, Pineapple Energy and SMA Solar

pv magazine USA’s recap of notable upstream solar, integrated solar, finance and rooftop installers that reported fourth quarter or fiscal year earnings over the last week.
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Top five battery energy storage system design essentials

Before beginning BESS design, it's important to understand auxiliary power design, site layout, cable sizing, grounding system and site communications design.
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Sunrise brief: Tesla’s Solar Roof falls far short of expectations

Also on the rise: Canada outlines a plan that mirrors U.S. Inflation Reduction Act. Spade software 'revolutionizes' agrivoltaic design. And more.

Solar, microgrids and EV buses discussed at first Clean Energy Schools Symposium

More than 50 school system leaders representing 16 U.S. states joined policy makers in Washington, D.C. this week at the first-ever Clean Energy Schools Symposium.
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Tesla misses its own expectations for Solar Roof deployments 

Three years ago Tesla said it expected to install 1,000 solar roofs per week, which would have amounted to 156,000 Solar Roofs in that time period. Wood Mackenzie reports that only 3,000 have been installed to date.

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Homeowners can now pay off on solar roof installations in less than 4years.

Just 2-years ago, the thought of having a bespoke solar roof home system was considered niche home investment – more of a middle-upper class type of investment. Now, we are seeing a rapid downward trend in the spot price of solar panel equipment, coupled with the unprecedented rise in global energy bills as a result […]

NE Solar Expands to Indonesia

New East Solar Energy is expanding its operations with 8GW of modules and supporting cell capacity in Indonesia.

The Solis Team Showcased New Products and Pride in Working at Solis

At Intersolar North America the Solis team, including engineering, service, sales, and marketing managers, introduced the new S6 product and versatile inverter solutions for C&I and utility applications as well as their exceptional after-sales service offering.

Clean Energy Holdings purchases 380MW of Philadelphia Solar Phenex modules for green hydrogen project

The modules will be produced from Philadelphia Solar’s upcoming 1. 2 GW facility, which is to be featured at Select USA’s Investment Summit, taking place May 1-4 in National Harbor, Md.



Solar and storage prices soared as a result of market disruptions, NREL reports

The Covid-19 pandemic, tariffs, the Uyghur Forced Labor Act all created such significant market disruptions between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 that NREL researchers looked at both short-term distortions and long-term trends in its most recent annual cost benchmark report.

Due to forced labor concerns, U.S. ports have blocked over 1,000 shipments of solar components

Panel shipments collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars are blocked from entering the U.S. market as they have failed scrutiny under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, said Reuters.

What kind of salary and benefits can I expect in the solar industry?

The RO Energy Solar Salary Guide sheds light on compensation in solar careers.

Price pressures may delay 15% of utility-scale solar projects this year, Roth Capital warns

Shaving off 15% would trim new capacity additions by more than 2.3 GW this year alone, based on Energy Information Administration forecasts. Higher prices throughout the solar supply chain are being blamed.

New York State adopts rules to streamline large renewable energy project reviews

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “cutting red tape” will help the state meets its sustainability goals and recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bifacial solar added at two bioscience facilities

The 572 kW systems feature Prism Solar bifacial panels and are installed at a bioscience company’s facilities, which produce Covid-19 test kits.



Developer begins construction on 800 MW Illinois project with U.S. made components

The utility solar project is slated to reach commercial operations by fall of 2024, and when operational will be owned by the developer, Swift Current Energy. 

California tops the virtual power plant market

Wood Mackenzie report finds that California has more VPPs than the three follow-up U.S. states combined.

DSD completes 1.85 MW solar project for retirement home, first in Virginia

Located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic project marks the developer’s first project developed in Virginia, expanding DSD’s footprint into 23 states. The project will meet 85% of the community’s energy needs and produce 2,396 MWh of clean energy each year, the equivalent of 330 homes.

Summit Ridge raises tax equity for 50 MW Maine and Illinois solar portfolio

The $67 million investment utilizes the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Qualified Advanced Energy Project Credit program. Once guidance for low- and moderate-income community incentives and domestic content requirements program is finalized, the developer expects to expand its partnership with the tax investor to fund additional projects in underserved and traditional energy communities.  

CleanCapital acquires 26.2 MW, 10-project solar portfolio

The Rhode Island projects range from 250 kW to 5.4 MW and include rehabilitated brownfield sites, landfills, and serve organizations like the YMCA and low-income housing authorities.

Over 500 MWh standalone battery storage facility enters operation in Texas

The battery is the largest merchant energy storage facility in the world. Wärtsilä Energy and Eolian LP partnered for the 200 MW grid-scale battery system.



EDP Renewables places order for 1.8 GW of First Solar modules

With this strategic agreement, EDPR increases its commitment to U.S. domestic content, while also pursuing its strategy of supply chain and technology diversification.

Hitachi to supply converter stations to multi-state 2.4 GW power line

The transmission project is being upgraded to allow for the replacement of a legacy coal-fired generation facility with an 840 MW green hydrogen electrolyzer and energy storage facility set to enter operations by 2026.

Sunrise brief: Tracking clean energy initiatives under the Inflation Reduction Act 

Also on the rise: Drone designed for visual and thermal inspection of utility-scale solar. EnerVenue announces non-lithium battery gigafactory in Kentucky. And more.

Wärtsilä battery passes UL 9540A fire certification milestone

Rigorous testing for grid-scale lithium-ion storage systems involved heating battery cells to induce thermal runaway within Wärtsilä’s storage module. Performing fire tests reveals critical information to the manufacturer, first responders and asset owners about how the battery system reacts in the unlikely event of a cell failure.

Oregon research highlights zinc metal battery improvements

An Oregon State University research group has developed a zinc metal anode electrolyte that raises the efficiency of zinc battery cells to nearly 100%, a breakthrough as companies scramble to find non-lithium-ion alternatives to supplement a growing U.S. energy storage market.

EnerVenue announces non-lithium battery gigafactory in Kentucky

With generous incentives from Shelby County and the state of Kentucky, EnerVenue plans to invest in a one-million square-foot facility to produce metal-hydrogen batteries.

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Canada formalizes six-year 30% federal ITC credit, among other incentives

The made-in-Canada plan mirrors the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, including two new ITCs targeting clean energy and technology manufacturing that will remain at 30% through 2033, stepping down to 15% in 2034 before phasing out altogether after 2034.

RFO alert: MCE seeks offers for renewable energy and storage

California public electricity provider seeks clean energy projects, with offers accepted through April 14.

“Revolutionizing” agrivoltaic design software with Spade

Solar developer and federal grant recipient Sandbox Solar has released a beta version of its agrivoltaic power plant software modeling tool that aids in the design and optimization of solar panels and the crops underneath.

Sunrise brief: California tops the virtual power plant market 

Also on the rise: Giving women support to engineer the renewable energy future. Developer begins construction on 800 MW Illinois project with U.S. made components. And more.

Giving women support to engineer the renewable energy future

Recruiting more women into the engineering workforce and making more opportunities available in electrical engineering programs will foster true gender equity and help solve our current shortage of clean energy workers.

People on the move: Hemlock Semiconductor, Wood Mackenzie, and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.



Tracking clean energy initiatives under the Inflation Reduction Act

A new website called clarifies how the Inflation Reduction Act is taking shape and being implemented across more than a dozen federal agencies.

Ultrathin solar cells self-repair radiation damage in space

Third-party testing confirms a high level of resilience to the conditions of space in silicon-based solar cells developed by Arizona-based Solestial.

Sunrise brief: North Carolina rulings dent rooftop solar value

Also on the rise: Over 500 MWh standalone battery storage facility enters operation in Texas. Connecticut commercial energy storage demand spurs government action. And more.

Temperature estimates for floating PV modules

Scientists from the United States and Brazil have developed four different ways to estimate the temperature of floating PV modules. They validated the models with temperature measurements from a floating solar plant in Brazil.

Get what you pay for with high-efficiency PV modules

Clean Energy Associates (CEA) has calculated the price premium that solar developers will swallow in return for the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) savings offered by the latest generation of high-efficiency PV modules.

Sunrise brief: LG Energy Solution quadruples investment in U.S. battery manufacturing facility

Also on the rise: Silicon anode lithium-ion battery cell with 500 Wh/kg density. BIPV window coating maker seeks DOE loan guarantee. And more.

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