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Sunrise brief: Experts call for changes to NEM 3.0, calling it ‘Taxing the Sun’

Also on the rise: Verizon and Leeward Energy sign two PPAs totalling 360 MW. Researchers suggest that six terrawatt hours of energy storage would bring US to net zero. Duke Energy launches grid resilience testing with ‘Bring Your Own Battery’ program.

Duke Energy launches ‘Bring Your Own Battery’ study for resilience testing in Florida

Duke is working with Sunrun, Generac, SolarEdge, and Virtual Peaker to offer existing residential customers the opportunity to participate in the study.

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Sunrise brief: Bipartisan group of eight US Senators urge President Biden not to extend solar tariffs

Also on the rise: LBNL report looks at increased panel density and electrical generation in utility-scale plants with trackers and fixed racking. Mississippi net metering rules boost low-income incentives. Microgrid on Prince Edward Island moves forward. NREL’s REopt platform helps optimize energy use in buildings. Learn how AI helps find defects in solar panels. CIT arranges $50 million New York community solar investment with Amp Energy. And more.

Bipartisan group of eight US Senators urge President Biden not to extend solar tariffs

US Senator Jacky Rosen led the group in writing a letter today to President Biden, asking him not to extend Section 201 tariffs on imported solar panels and cells.

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Microgrid project will move Prince Edward Island one step closer to net zero goal

The 10 MW solar plus storage project on Prince Edward Island is under development by Ameresco.

Sunrise brief: Why Build Back Better’s solar policies are so important

Also on the rise: What PV installers need to know about fire safety. Experts discuss pricing, supply and demand in PV value chain. How the battery supply chain can bolster EV supply chain. Community solar launched by Lafayette Square and Invenergy. 8minute energy funding boost will grow its already large portfolio. Burns & McDonnell complete three lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in west Texas. And more.

DOE releases a guide to increasing solar energy use in communities

DOE’s ‘Solar Power in Your Community’ provides strategies for local governments to increase equitable access to clean power.

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8minute energy closes $400 million in financing from EIG

EIG’s investment enables 8minute to grow its portfolio and focus on innovation, which includes building smart solar power plants with integrated energy storage.

OYA Solar receives additional investment to accelerate company growth

Proceeds of the expanded investment will be used to accelerate the development and construction of OYA’s 3 GW+ pipeline across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic and to fund acquisitions.

Sunrise brief: Supply chain constraints continue to drive up solar contract prices

Also on the rise: Nitricity’s plasma reactor produces fertilzer with solar energy. Standard Solar acquires community solar project in Maryland. SIRC expects to realize big revenue boost from seven acquisitions. CS Energy deploys trackers in the Northeast, a region not known for tracker deployment.

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