Morning Brief: EIA on net metering, Li-Cycle’s first shipment of commercially recycled battery material

Also in the brief: the chance that Covid-19 gives to reform our energy system, Engie has signed tax equity financing for a 2 GW portfolio, Panasonic names inaugural class of Elite Residential Installers and more.

What permitting volume tells us about solar deployment during the pandemic

Ohm Analytics has opened up its Weekly Solar Activity Tracker to the public. The tracker aggregates a sampling of solar building and electrical permits from major metro areas across the U.S. — and can be used to measure the impact of Covid-19 on the solar industry.

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Rosendin: ‘We’ve been able to keep our wind, solar and battery storage projects up and running’

Rosendin is a quiet $2.3 billion EPC — and its large solar project construction is moving forward “We have tended to fly under the radar,” said David Lincoln, senior VP of the renewables group, “You’d be surprised by how many projects we have our hands in.”

Ubiquitous Energy’s clear solar windows harvest UV and IR light — an update

Can an organic solar cell material finally be commercialized? Last year, Ubiquitous Energy claimed a world record for efficiency of a transparent solar cell with a 9.8% efficiency. Can a solar window harvest enough power to be practical?

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Morning Brief: 215 MW Fresno County project using First Solar Series 6 panels starts construction

Also in the brief: High albedo ground cover for bifacial installations, Peak Clean Energy sells its solar development pipeline to hep global.

Morning Brief: Oil firms are collapsing, but wind and solar power are growing — even in Texas

Also in the brief: New York is halfway to it’s interim storage target, SolarEdge is planning a virtual solar show, Sunrun is offering solar and storage $1/month for six months and more.

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6 takeaways from EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook

Even EIA expects that U.S. coal generation will fall by 20% in 2020. The agency forecasts the electric power market will add 19.4 gigawatts of new wind capacity and 12.6 gigawatts of utility-scale solar capacity this year.

Sunrun withdraws 2020 residential solar guidance, goes low-contact, braces for the storm

Sunrun laid off about 100 employees last week, according to Business Insider, which reported that furloughed staff will continue to receive benefits for three months.

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Morning brief: Trump’s war on solar, Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project

Also in the brief: The $400 million, 500 MW PV project in Oman, Tampa Electric Company is looking to double its solar capacity, New York passes renewable siting legislation and more.

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California’s lucrative energy storage SGIP incentive is new and improved — here’s a guide

California’s new SGIP renewables incentive handbook is a complex read. The good analysts at Energy Toolbase have distilled the regulatory product down to its essence — so solar and storage developers can understand the outlines of this new incentive structure.

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