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