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Mindful action is needed to increase Hispanic inclusion in solar energy

We need multiple strategies to ensure Hispanic and other minority communities benefit from and are involved in shaping how energy is built and used.

Sunrise brief: LMI solar adoption could benefit from more targeted marketing

Also on the rise: REV Renewables gains a South Korean investor, Distributed Solar buys a community solar portfolio, and researchers investigate LID triggers in solar cells.

REV Renewables gains backing from South Korean conglomerate

The deal will include a $300 million to $400 million investment to support REV’s portfolio of renewable power and energy storage projects.

Heliogen CSP advances to equipment procurement stage for 5 MW project

Heliogen’s technology is a modular concentrated solar energy system that will use computer vision software to align mirrors to reflect sunlight to a single target on the top of a solar tower.

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Researchers probe light-induced degradation that impacts silicon solar cells

Light-induced degradation (LID) shaves the efficiency of silicon solar cells by about 2%, which adds up to a significant drop in power output over the lifespan of the technology deployed in the field.

Sunrise brief: Customer-sourced power makes it into a utility’s resource plan

Also on the rise: SolRiver Capital buys an Oregon solar development portfolio, Swell Energy expands its distributed power plant model, and a shift in focus is coming to a DOE loan program.

EIA global forecast sees a resurgence of coal for electric power

Solar and wind will grow, but coal will again be cost competitive, reversing what EIA said was a trend observed over recent decades.

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Distributed energy wins a spot in PGE’s resource plan

The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

Air Products plans $4.5b investment in blue hydrogen facility

The Louisiana project is expected to create 170 permanent jobs and represents Air Products’ largest-ever investment in the U.S.

Swell Energy targets California county for its latest distributed power plant venture

Swell will use its Distributed Power Plant model to establish up to 45 MWh of behind-the-meter solar powered energy storage for Redwood Coast Energy Authority.