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Sunrise brief: A Texas-sized ‘oops’ for grid operator ERCOT

Also on the rise: Researchers use AI to model how grid failures cascade in a disaster, VEIR raises capital for its novel transmission line technology, NV Energy issues a community solar RFP, Freedom Solar gains two new partners, and Daqo New Energy signs a polysilicon supply deal.

Watch: Seattle arena will sport 1.2 MW of rooftop solar, no washing required

The array on the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena may not generate much energy in cloudy and rainy Seattle, but the solar panels are bound to be clean.

Xcel backs $1.7b transmission plan to deliver solar and wind

The proposed 345 kv transmission lines would ring eastern Colorado, covering more than a dozen rural counties, bringing solar and wind energy to the state’s big load centers.

Sunrise brief: These 3 states have the most small-scale solar PV

Also on the rise: $150m construction revolver for DSD, Sunlight Financial offers Spanish language products, and what’s up with wind?

Energy Transition Jobs: Silfab Solar, Energy Department, Madison Energy Investments, GAF Energy, and more

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

Sunrise brief: Energy storage posted a record quarter, WoodMac and ESA say

Also on the rise: FedEx announces a 2040 carbon-neutral goal and $2bn to get it there, more patents for Hunt Perovskite, and Zenernet looks to the skies to trim its residential solar design time.

Creating an alternative PV supply chain is no cakewalk

The SEIA in late 2020 launched a campaign against forced labor and said it was “strongly encouraging” member companies to adjust their supply chains by June. Here is what will likely happen.

Utilities agree to expand fast charging locations to boost EV adoption

Charging stations would be sited along major highways from the Atlantic Coast, through the Midwest and South, and into the Gulf and Central Plains regions.


Sunrise brief: Senate bill eyes $8bn in tax credits to boost clean energy jobs

Also on the rise: EDF Renewables signs a PPA for its Space City Solar project in Texas, Nextracker wins a supply order for a big South American project, and a polysilicon producer signs a three-year deal for 41,000 MT.

Report assesses the status of RPS goals and prices

The Berkeley Lab report describes recent legislative revisions, key policy design features, compliance with interim targets, past and projected impacts on renewables development, and compliance costs.