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Sunrise brief: LG Energy batteries for 1.2 GWh Moss Landing energy storage project

Also on the rise: A long-duration energy storage project advances in Canada, and Siemens is providing hydrogen-capable turbines for a Nebraska power plant repowering project.

To address transmission issues, FERC and NARUC agree to tackle barriers through a new task force

A decade after FERC Order 1000 was issued, transmission buildout remains slow, threatening clean energy goals and expanded solar and wind energy deployment.

Sunrise brief: Canada’s clean energy jobs forecast to grow 50% by 2030, report says

Also on the rise: New clean energy coalition will push for U.S. tax code reform, FPL topples the stack of its last coal-fired power plant, NERC and Dragos launch a cybersecurity initiative, and the Western Energy Imbalance Market moves into Montana.

Water agency starts work on 5 MW array that will use bifacial modules

Sol Systems will install and operate the solar array at no expense to the New York-based water agency in return for all energy credits generated at a fixed price per kilowatt-hour over 25 years.

GM expands its electric vehicle investment and plans more U.S. battery manufacturing capacity

The automaker said it is accelerating plans for two new battery cell plants in the United States to complement the Ultium Cells LLC plants under construction in Tennessee and Ohio.


People on the move: Lafayette Square, Nexamp, Connecticut Green Bank, and more

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

Sunrise brief: Renewable energy consumption grew in 2020 as fossil fuels and nuclear shrank

Also on the rise: Black & Veatch unit sets financing for 137 MW Texas project, Rockefeller Foundation partners to fund distributed renewable projects in Africa, and DroneBase closes a funding round as it expands its solar presence.

Sunrise brief: U.S. solar industry passes 100 GW of installed capacity, SEIA report says

Also on the rise: Stem and CleanCapital extend their business ties and eye C&I energy storage, Heliogen raises $108 million from industrial heavyweights for its CSP refinery, and Ameresco will deploy a solar array at Cannon AFB.


Supply chain constraints are starting to hit the solar industry, SEIA says

A Q1 market report said the biggest impact has been on utility-scale projects, with some developers trying to rework PPAs. It warned that “compounding cost increases across all materials are just beginning to affect installers.”

New tool aims to streamline fast-charging EV station design

The project offers a design and validation framework for renewable energy-based microgrid configurations that deliver electric vehicle fast charging, energy security, and value-added grid services.