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Sunrise brief: Georgia Power plans to retire all coal by 2035; add natural gas, renewables, and storage

Also on the rise: CommonBond to finance solar. Aurora Solar updates sales software. SolarApp+ found to cut project times by about 12 days. SunCommon offers zero up-front financing to VT Organic Valley farmers. PJM proposes to pause solar project review to get out from under backlog. Kansas Senator Mike Thompson supporting bills that may slow solar in his state.

Aurora Solar announces new Aurora Sell suite

The new Aurora Sell suite can generate the solar design using proprietary machine learning algorithms, lidar, and imagery data.

SunCommon financing program helps Vermont organic farmers go solar

Organic Valley, the largest farmer-owned organic cooperative in the US, is teaming up with SunCommon to help Vermont farmers go solar with zero up-front costs.

Sunrise brief: Ford, Sunrun to backup solar homes with the electric F-150 truck when the grid goes down

Also on the rise: Phoenix solar market could be brought back to life. Owners of distributed solar and distributed storage may soon earn money from participating in wholesale markets through an aggregator. Hyperlight licenses design of plastic CSP receiver from NREL. Fire at Vistra’s Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility not caused by battery. Mississippi Power issues RFP seeking 200MW of solar. Cybersecurity specialist offers considerations for renewable power plants. Massachusetts community solar to provide electricity bill credits to low-income subscribers

Hyperlight Energy signs exclusive license with NREL for CSP receiver design

The design improves the performance of linear Fresnel reflector receivers used in Hyperlight’s concentrated solar power platform.

Key cybersecurity considerations for renewable energy plant operators in 2022

As global markets transition toward more renewable energy sources, cyber hackers will look for ways to exploit those resources. Cybersecurity is now a business imperative.


Sunrise brief: Greater accountability is needed to improve interconnection timelines

Also on the rise: Solid-state battery start-up Sparks opened a pilot plant for its patented lithium battery technology based on zero cobalt cathodes. Hyperion will invest in a new facility in Ohio to manufacture its hydrogen fuel cell. Pennsylvania may have to sell RECs and use the cash to cap abandoned oil and gas wells. Sol Systems acquires 540MW Illinois solar portfolio. Greenskies moves agrivoltaics forward in Connecticut. FranklinWH chief sales officer shares views on distributed storage.

Fuel cell manufacturer moves HQ to green hydrogen hub in Ohio

Hyperion will invest more than $297 million in the new facility in Columbus, Ohio, where it will manufacture its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell, which will power its new line of stationary and mobile energy storage products, including its XP-1 hypercar.


Sol Systems acquires 540MW Illinois solar portfolio from Arevon Energy

Sol Systems will own and operate the portfolio and will work with energy developer Tenaska to develop and construct the projects.

Improving interconnection timelines: The need for data and enforcement

Greater accountability is needed in the interconnection process as outdated and cumbersome policies put the brakes on clean energy development, hindering market growth and the rapid action needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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