Also in the brief: FERC and CAISO drama. Plus, U.S. solar PV system costs fell across all market segments from 2019 to 2020. And — the solar boom arrives in Ohio.
Here’s a year-end round-up of VC investments across the energy storage value stack.
Also in the brief: Chart-of-the-day, plus Harley-Davidson goes big on solar. Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners established a joint venture with Birch Infrastructure to develop and construct renewables-powered hyperscale data center campuses in the US.
Here’s a list of solar firms that VCs funded during this pandemic year.
What Tam Hunt would like for the holidays: a Renewable Electricity Standard, a federal feed-in tariff and a federal efficiency standard.
Also in the morning brief: Ormat expands energy storage presence, acquires a shovel-ready project in Upton County, Texas. RatedPower’s software for utility-scale solar. CS Energy hits 1 GW.
Although the situation in DC remains “fluid.” Also in the brief: LG Energy’s new residential battery systems, and solar on Arkansas jails with Entegrity.
“Determining how many years a solar panel will last can take, well, years.”
Also in the brief: Battery material breakthrough of the day, Kern County coping with climate change, Longroad Energy plans $128 million solar farm north of Houston
Hawaii’s continued move to online permitting reduces red tape — and has the potential to grow Hawaiian solar when the state needs the revenue. The broader industry is aiming for a “fundamental reshaping of solar permitting at the federal, state, and local levels.”