GAF Energy, part of the world’s largest roofer: The time is now for building integrated PV and solar roofs

GAF Energy’s president, Martin DeBono: “I think that Tesla has it absolutely right. They’re playing the long game, as are we. The industry will evolve from rack-mounted to BIPV.”

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Aurora Solar software helps navigate the building code in new reality of the California solar mandate

The mandate means that “solar has to be moved up in front of the design process. You have to plan for a PV system before you start building.”

Morning Brief: Molten aluminum energy storage, Tesla looking for PV and storage project managers based in China

Also in the brief: Virginia Clean Economy Act, Utah’s residential solar future in the hands of its PSC and solar-powered irrigation in India

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Morning brief: Blackstone buys energy storage developer, Spruce solar acquisition spree continues, PV on schools

Also in the brief: Why has the number of K-12 schools powered by solar doubled in just three years? $89M energy storage pilot starts work in France, plus — a mighty wind.

A plug-and-play solar-powered battery back-up solution for the home

The OneBox, from Indian manufacturer Vision Mechatronics, consists of a lithium battery, hybrid inverter and solar charge controller to give a ‘hassle-free’ solution for electricity back-up during power outages. Solar rooftop owners are offered a grid feed feature to maximize net metering income from any excess power generated.

Morning brief: $1.8 billion FPL solar plan gets state approval, Bernie Sanders on public ownership of power sector

Also in the morning brief: Solar irradiance and coal deliveries fall, Schletter goes with extra-strong pile-driven foundations

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Job moves at Tesla, ACORE, Safari Energy, GE Grid Solutions, 8minute, AMP, Enovix and PI Energy

Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and venture capital.

Freedom Solar: record profits and growth in Texas residential and commercial PV

“You’d never get payback for a battery unless your considerations are the zombie apocalypse or secession.”

Morning Brief: GE completes first battery-assisted black start, Acciona to invest $4B in PV and wind

Also in the brief: A great month for solar in Oahu, Connecticut’s two biggest electric utilities are “dragging their feet” on shared solar, and Ørsted in Rhode Island.

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Energy storage projects reach ‘investment-grade’ with esVolta’s $140 million debt facility

It’s not the next lithium-ion battery breakthrough that’s going to accelerate the energy storage industry. It’s not the next inflated promise from a flow battery startup, compressed-air scheme, solid-state battery research project or energy storage dream funded by Bill Gates.

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