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Odessa Disturbance highlights troubling gaps in solar reliability

A root cause report on a West Texas power disturbance found that, in many cases, the solar industry “is not proactively identifying abnormal performance issues” related to inverter-based resources.

Sunrise brief: Solar manufacturer expands to the U.S.

Also on the rise: Texas is urged once again to winterize its energy infrastructure, and work starts on an 80 MW BTM solar array.

Work starts on 80 MW behind-the-meter solar project

The array will supply energy to a steel mill in Texas and is expected to reach commercial operation by the summer of 2023.

Report calls on Texas…again…to winterize its energy infrastructure

The FERC/NERC assessment pointed to freezing of generator components and fuel issues as the top two major causes of generator outages, derates, or failures to start during the February 2021 winter storm.


Sunrise brief: Fusion Renewables taps iSun to develop 448 MW of solar

Also on the rise: Catalyze makes its third acquisition of 2021, Salt River Project adds more solar capacity with latest PPA, and Generac unveils a microinverter as it edges into solar and energy storage.

KORE and ZEV to develop technology to electrify the transportation sector

The KORE and ZEV teams plan to focus on thermal management, safety, and module and pack configurability towards higher energy and power densities.

Catalyze acquires Sol Alliance in its latest move to expand nationally

The deal brings Colorado-based Catalyze a project development pipeline of more than 80 MW and adds to two earlier deals for solar and storage companies.

SRP signs PPA for 440+ MW of solar capacity

Clēnera will build and operate CO Bar Solar, which could enter service in Arizona in 2024.

People on the Move: RES, Loop Energy, Community Energy, and more

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

Sunrise brief: Making the numbers work for a solar panel recycling industry

Also on the rise: SEIA warns that tariffs could put 18 GW of projects at risk, our ‘how long does it last?’ series takes a look at residential storage batteries, and toy wagon maker Radio Flyer goes solar.